Accounting Manager

Groupm New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago


GroupM is the leading global media investment management company for WPP's media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, and the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. Responsible for more than US $108B in annual media investment by some of the world's largest advertisers, GroupM agencies deliver an advantage to clients with unrivaled insights into media marketplaces and consumer audiences.


The Accounting Manager functions as the day to day accountant for a business unit, supporting the Associate Director (Controller) within the Controller's Group.


  • Responsible for the monthly close of a business unit, including the accurate preparation of the balance sheet, income statement and trial balance

  • Prepare and/or review monthly analysis and reconciliations of key financial accounts on a timely basis

  • Supervise and mentor Senior and/or Staff Accountants

  • Prepare and/or review monthly journal entries prepared by team (standards, accruals)

  • Identify and investigate fluctuations in financial information, working with business unit personnel as needed

  • Research unusual transactions, bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of the team leader and management as required

  • Assist in implementing accounting policies and procedures to maintain compliance with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

  • Assist in the submission of financial information to parent company via consolidation software (SAP / Cartesis)

  • Participate in both external and internal annual audits of respective business unit

  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis


  • BS in Accounting

  • 4-6 years of combined public and/or private accounting experience

  • Strong technical and analytical skills

  • Detail oriented with the ability to investigate and resolve problems

  • Good planning and communication skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with Microsoft AX, Perceptive, SAP / Cartesis, Donovan Data Systems / Mediaocean a plus

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