• Job title Financial Reporting and Controls Supervisor
  • Function Finance
  • Experience Experienced
  • Parent brand Leo Burnett Group
  • Brand Leo Burnett
  • Agency Leo Burnett USA
  • Country United States
  • City Chicago

Summary and Scope of Position:

This individual will pay a key role in the management of the Agency’s Financial Reporting and Controls department. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the coordination of monthly intercompany activity, supervising the month end general ledger close as well the monthly financial reporting to Publicis. The Supervisor provides assurance that the general ledger is in compliance with GAAP and the Publicis Corporate Policies (JANUS). This individual will also play a key role in the annual and interim external financial statement audits.  The Supervisor will also supervise the corporate accounting staff, which includes the management of development plans and career planning.

Supervisor works independently and self analyzes their data and reports.  The Supervisor works to identify issues, develops POVs, and offers ideas to their manager that can drive results to meet and/or exceed targets and to create efficiencies.  This position interacts with and builds relationships with agency staff at all levels.

General Ledger

• Assist in review and approval the all balance sheet account reconciliations as prepared Re:Sources

• Ensure compliance with GAAP, IFRS, JANUS and Agency Finance Policies

• Assist in management the month end close process and ensure that journal entries and other adjustments are processed before the monthly submission deadlines with proper supporting documentation

• Review financials daily during month end close to ensure accuracy

• Approve job journals and WIP transfers

• Assist manager with any new system implementations related to the General Ledger

• Assist Job Management team in researching issues on jobs

Financial Reporting

• Supervise the preparation of the monthly Balance Sheet and P&L in the required format for upload into the Hyperion Reporting System

• Ensure the accuracy of the Hyperion reporting schedules that are sent to Publicis for consolidation

• Review and present the monthly operating results with the leadership team

• Assist in managing the Corporate Accounting process in compliance with all of the identified Internal Control (FMC) requirements

• Assist manager with any new system implementations related to Financial Reporting

Audits

• Assist with external E&Y audits for Year-End, hard closes and revenue testing

• Assist with Publicis Internal audits

• Assist with Financial Monitor Control, Test of Control and Walk-Through audits

• Assist with earn-out audits

Intercompany A/R and Payables Processing

• Ensure all reconciling items are investigated each month

• Ensure the confirmation reconciliation reports are reviewed and assist analysts in resolving discrepancies highlighted by the HFM IC report

• Ensure that the intercompany confirmation and payment process is working appropriately and all imbalances are resolved

Other

• Identify opportunities for process improvements and assist the Director of Financial Reporting and Controls on drafting common and efficient processes across PCNA

• Train and mentor staff to ensure continuous professional development and result oriented mindset

• Prepare and maintain job descriptions for direct reports

• Perform other special projects as necessary

 

Qualifications:

Education/ Work Experience

• Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred

• 5 to 6 years relevant work experience with preference for service industry background

• Proficiency with Microsoft applications specifically Excel and Word

Knowledge /Skills

• Knowledge of general accounting principles

• Strong communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of people

• Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

• Ability to supervise direct reports

• Ability to learn quickly in a fast paced environment

• Self-motivator, out of the box thinker with passion to drive reengineering throughout Finance

 

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