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VMLY&R COMMERCE
Staff accountant
11 months ago | 1112 views | Be the first one to apply

Staff accountant

Full-time
Chicago

About the company

VMLY&R COMMERCE is WPP’s newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company.  Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R’s connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce. We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people.  Living CommerceTM is our proprietary approach and platform that guides how we work. By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally-relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 13,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce – this is end-to-end. We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Job Summary

WHERE YOU SHINE

📍The Staff Accountant is a highly valued individual within the Controller’s Group and plays an integral role in the day to day accounting operations of the agency. The person in this position will report to the Assistant Controller and will be very much involved in the monthly reporting process and will prepare routine journal entries and accruals as well as detailed account analyses. This individual will also be responsible for a wide variety of functions such as Intercompany Reporting, Treasury Operations, and Fixed Assets. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to take the next step in their career as well as those interested in pursuing the CPA designation.

WHAT YOUR SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE

📍Prepare and record journal entries and accruals. 📍Perform detailed analyses of P&L and Balance Sheet accounts with the ability to identify items for accrual and investigate variances to budgets and forecasts. 📍Maintain ownership of the intercompany reporting process including the reconciliation and resolution of discrepancies on a routine and proactive basis. 📍Works with Client Finance Department to coordinate intercompany billings in time for monthly billing deadlines. 📍Involvement in monthly review and analysis of A/P, A/R, & WIP Aging and preparation of Media Payables schedule. 📍Assist the controller in preparing Budgets and Quarterly Reforecasts. 📍Prepares Quarterly State Sales & Use Tax Returns.

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

📍Minimum of 2 years of Accounting experience required. Marketing/Advertising experience preferred. 📍Knowledge of Finance and Accounting Systems. 📍Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. 📍Detail oriented with strong problem-solving abilities. 📍Strong Communication Skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 📍Self-starter who is both interested and willing to take on an expanded role over time. 📍Prior experience in the advertising and communications industry is preferred but not required.

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