R/GA is looking for an experienced finance professional from the advertising agency or entertainment industry to be based in our San Francisco office as the US West Coast Finance Director. Reporting to our Global CFO, you will be a key part of our executive team and will manage a team of Finance professionals across multiple offices.
You will be responsible for the development of financial management strategy for our west coast based offices and contribute to the development of the organization's strategic goals. We are looking for someone who can help shape our finance policies and procedures that will drive our strategic and tactical success.
We are an innovative, creative, collaborative and fast-paced environment and we are looking for someone who is able to thrive in this culture.
Manage the effective strategic, financial and operational planning and information
Manage the monthly, quarterly and year end reporting
Manage and improve the month end close functions, internal and external reporting
Work closely with each office Managing Director to manage budgets, expenses and variance analysis
Provide guidance on HR and relevant business operations issues from a financial perspective
Implement and oversee the proper financial and accounting controls to manage financial and legal risk with a high degree of integrity
Minimum of 10 years Finance and Accounting experience including five years senior level management experience ideally in an advertising agency or entertainment marketing company
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA, CPA or CA highly preferred
Ideally, experience in client finance and financial planning & analysis
Strong leadership skills with experience in building, managing and leading finance teams
Demonstrated ability to operate both in strategically and tactically; can consult at the executive level while still having an acute eye for detail and accuracy in the delivery of data
Advanced financial modeling and analytical skills
Flexibility to thrive in a rapidly-changing environment where every day brings a new challenge
Strong presentation skills using both qualitative and quantitative data with a keen ability to flex content and style to various audiences
Excellent communicator with the ability to inspire and influence across all levels within the organization
Highly skilled in the area of developing positive working relationships with stakeholders in various roles to achieve common goals.
Superior organizational skills with ability to prioritize and delegate