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Director, Finance

Company: The Mars Agency
Location: Southfield
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

The Mars Agency is a global marketing practice, specializing in marketing to shoppers, consumers and retailers across the ever-expanding omni-commerce environment. Mars uniquely refers to this environment as the A-to-V Commerce SM space, which incorporates everything from Autonomous to Voice commerce. Mars, proud of its independence and growth-for-clients focus, operates internationally across the Americas, Europe and Asia through its network of 13 offices.

The Mars Agency is currently seeking a Director, Finance. This person directs, organizes and manages all financial accounting activities. Prepares and analyzes financial reporting for management. Ensures completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of accounting records, provides analytical review and takes necessary steps to minimize risk to the organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Responsible for financial reporting process including leading the monthly and annual close activities for multiple entities, including international, providing analytical review of the financial statements and producing the consolidated management reporting package.
  • Maintains the general ledger and all related accounts with proper supporting documentation; reviews or prepares entries to the general and subsidiary ledgers to assure accuracy and compliance with the company's policies and established accounting principles; controls changes to the chart of accounts.
  • Partners as liaison with FP&A on variances to forecast as well as trend analysis and cash flow forecasting.
  • Supervises accounting staff and provides training to manage workflow and drive efficiency.
  • Oversees forecasting and accounting functions for specific clients, including direct interaction with clients, as assigned by SVP of Finance.
  • Provides substantive financial insights on results of operations, develops solutions to resolve issues, leverages technology to simplify and drive consistency in accounting processes.
  • Performs other accounting duties and prepares ad hoc requests as assigned.

    SKILLSETS REQUIRED:

    • Minimum 7-10 years of Accounting experience, preferably working within the advertising or marketing field
    • Minimum 3-5 years of experience managing a team
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; Masters in Finance and/or CPA preferred
    • Thorough knowledge of accounting theory and GAAP
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and critical thinking
    • Independent thinker with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Expert use of technology including Tableau software knowledge a plus

Keywords: The Mars Agency, Southfield , Director, Finance, Accounting, Auditing , Southfield, Michigan

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