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Landor // brand consulting & design
 
New York    Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
 
   
 
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Landor is hiring the next Finance Manager to join the New York office's talented finance team.

Could this be you?

About us...

Landor builds some of the worlds most iconic & agile brands. Our global team of strategic experts & creative explorers solve complex business & brand challenges in unexpected ways. Its one of the reasons we took home four Cannes Lions this past June.

Landor exists to help brands compete in an ever-changing & highly competitive world. To do our work effectively, we must have the highest standards & most efficient practices. Thats where you come in.

Who you are...

Meticulous & agile, the Finance Manager will participate in all aspects of financial management, but will largely be focused on managing the project accounting function. You will oversee two financial analysts & will act as a liaison between Finance & the Client Services department. You will focus considerable attention on client profitability while always looking to improve internal processes & controls. Youll provide input to the month-end close process, including reporting & financial analysis. The FM will report directly to the Senior Finance Manager.

Day to day...

Project Accounting & Management

  • Act as resource to Client Services group resolving financial & operational issues with clients
  • Review project related financial reports to ensure accurate & timely client invoicing
  • Provide client revenue & profitability variance reporting on a monthly basis (versus budget, forecast & prior year)
  • Prepare the monthly client revenue forecast (aging of signed backlog)
  • Partner with Accounts Payable, Client Services & the Financial Analysts to ensure the accurate coding of labor & expenses to projects proactively identify processes which will limit the amount of manual transfers of time & expenses
  • Respond to ad-hoc projects, including creating customized reports & analysis

Financial Accounting

  • Report against aged receivables on a monthly basis explaining the action items for each balance
  • Manage & report on the Unbilled Receivables (UBR) & Unearned Revenue account balances on a monthly basis
  • Aid in the month-end reporting cycle as required by the Senior Finance Manager
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting & financial analysis for the Senior Finance Manager & senior leadership

Internal Controls (Sarbanes-Oxley)

  • Participate as a key member as required for each SOX audit
  • Help ensure the office is in compliance with all Landor & WPP Internal Control Policies & coordinate with the Senior Finance Manager to implement all SOX audit recommendations

Directing & Training Others

  • Act as coach & mentor for the financial analysts
  • Conduct team performance evaluations & further develop teams knowledge
  • Provide ongoing project accounting, financial & Maconomy related training to the Client Services group
  • Initiate & implementing streamlined processes

What were looking for...

You have 6+ years of experience with a Finance and/or Accounting degree & possibly pursuing your MBA/CPA - advertising/marketing experience is a plus. Solid knowledge of advanced financial & accounting concepts. Youve had exposure to working with an enterprise financial system, Financial Models & superb Excel skills. Personable, organized & stellar communication skills with strong analytical, problem solving ability. You work well independently & within team settings.

 
 
 
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