Dentsu Aegis Network

Media, Assistant Controller

US-NY-New York
1 month ago
Requisition ID
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150 E 42nd St


The US Media Assistant Controller will support the Controller in implementing financial controls, drive an appropriate compliance environment, and have a solid knowledge of accounting principles. This role will require on-going collaboration with the US Media Business Unit CFOs and related teams including Commercial Finance, Operational Finance, Specialist Finance, and DAN Corporate.


Role is based in NY & Reports to the US Media Financial Controller.


  • Month End Close & Reporting– Manage and deliver a timely and efficient close process to achieve accurate financials for Management decision making and planning
  • Financial Statement Analysis – Supervise and review Income Statement & Balance Sheet accounts. Interpret the meaning of accounting results and advise management by preparing appropriate variance commentaries
  • Controls Compliance – ensure control & governance requirements are achieved, including adherence to DAN policies; develop best practices and leverage expertise/knowledge across DAN
  • Operational Finance Liaison – point person managing the relationships (with Media Bill Pay shared services based in Detroit and R2R, OTC, P2P shared services based in India), development of/adherence to job requirements/SLAs, escalation, continuous process improvement, and audit coordination
  • Process Development – Drive process improvement to shorten the close cycle by implementing controls and procedures to support financial system & and operational processes. Capable of pioneering and leading change
  • Talent Management – lead and support Financial Control team; develop and execute goals aligned with agency/DAN; build capabilities, tools & skills to increase efficiency and add value


  • Extensive experience of IFRS and GAAP/US accounting standards
  • Strong familiarity with financial systems and financial reporting (AX and BPC experience a plus)
  • Awareness of the local market media and production systems (Mediaocean/Prisma experience a plus)
  • Advanced user of Excel/Word/Powerpoint
  • Experience in successful collaboration between finance and non-finance people
  • Experience in driving change, delivering Operational Excellence and embedding Lean operating principles into finance operations
  • 6-8 years of experience operating in a fast-moving business environment with diverse stakeholder communities and exposure to media / advertising industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and CPA license is required
  • Ability to execute on challenging deadlines in demanding fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
  • Exhibits a drive for continuous professional development in self and others; challenges existing thinking
  • Organized and reliable – you must be able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including relationship building/partnering with the business team and Operational Finance; ability to influence outcomes at a senior executive level
  • Exhibits a drive for continuous improvement of processes and operational excellence


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