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Regional Controller

at Wunderman Thompson
Wunderman Thompson North America

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end.

 

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking a Regional Controller to join our NA Headquarters in New York. Reporting into our Regional CFO, this individual will ensure local priorities and wider business direction are aligned to central strategy and delivered effectively. You will partner with HQ finance to support in relaying regional needs, as well as ensuring the direction from our headquarters is executed within the region.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead | In charge of the financial reporting of the NA Region are in accordance with IFRS and WPP reporting & tax policies. Responsible for SOX compliance of the regional finance team and support the Regional SOX Director in ensuring SOX compliance across the region.
  • Manage | Recruit, train, and develop the regional finance team (currently 6 staff) in line with the requirements of regional management. Ensure timely and accurate reporting of the region’s results (monthly P&L and balance sheet, quarterly forecasts) and other WPP reporting requirements (e.g. client profitability, new business, BEAT Tax).
  • Collaborate | Support the regional CFO and local controllers & CFOs on complex accounting and reporting topics (e.g. revenue recognition, lease accounting, provisions). Liaison with the external auditors (Deloitte).
  • Analyze | Review and analysis of the Regional results - approx. 37 office P&Ls and 30 balance sheets across more than 6 different ERP systems. Oversight of the earnouts and earnout related matters.
  • Produce | Prepare Net Working Capital targets, analysis, and improvement action plans. Deliver regular management reports and presentations as well as ad hoc information and analysis. Plays a key role in the integration of new acquisitions.

 

Who you are:

  • Forward-thinker | Be curious about new trends, promoting an environment where ideas flow and expertise are shared.
  • Collaborative | Partner with people across our regional team to get the very best outcome.
  • Team Player | Be generous with your time, support the wider agency, and get involved in initiatives outside of the day-to-day. Be energetic, roll your sleeves up, and get involved.
  • Accountable | You’ll own it, taking responsibility for the work you deliver.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
  • Experience in controllership position (international multi-entity organization – a plus) preferably in marketing & communications
  • Solid technical accounting skills
  • Experience in audit, compliance, and SOX
  • Use of a consolidation tool such as Cartesis / SAP BFC – a plus
  • Advanced systems and particularly excel skills
  • drive for simplicity, with high attention to details
  • Proven ability to form strong relationships. Experience in leading/supporting teams
  • Analytical, critical and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet frequent deadlines

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.

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