• Intercompany Staff Accountant

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Finance and Accounting
  • Overview

    The Staff Accountant will join the Worldwide Headquarters’ team. The team oversees all of the financial aspects of Y&R and Wunderman Worldwide Headquarters operations including financial reporting, budgets, forecasts, accounts payable and SOX.


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for month end close for several HQ offices and reporting packages
    • Support financial transactions with record keeping and documentation
    • Monthly intercompany billing
    • Analyze complex financial reports and records
    • Make recommendations based on analysis and review of expenditures versus budget/updated forecasts
    • Take ownership of all accounts payable approvals and confirm these approvals are in line with approval matrix
    • Prepare standard journal entries and adjustment entries to support monthly close
    • Variance analysis and performing account reconciliations
    • Prepare accruals, fix assets, pre-paid, accounts payable and intangible/tangible schedules and supporting calculations
    • Prepare P&L account analysis to support management reports
    • Utilize hands-on accounting experience and in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices to perform basic complex accounting activities and financial analyses
    • Assist with the preparation of schedules and documentation to support audits and tax preparation. Document and monitor internal controls in support of SOX compliance
    • Coordination of more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or other departments


    General requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • 0-2 years’ experience in accounting roles, preferably in advertising/media industry
    • Hands-on, self-starter, proactive and re-active as required
    • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines
    • Detail-oriented and organized
    • Required to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent MS Office skills
    • Should be willing to accept additional assignments and assist other team members as necessary
    • Communicate clearly, both written and verbal, at all level of the organization
    • Special projects as needed
    • Be prepared to work overtime to meet assigned deadlines



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