DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING – New York

JONESWORKS is a full-service public relations and management agency representing an elite roster of celebrity and lifestyle/consumer brands. The agency is currently seeking a DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING in our New York City office.

This position will report directly to the President and CEO and will manage all finances and accounting for JONESWORKS NYC and LA. The ideal candidate will have strong understanding of standard accounting metrics such as forecasting, invoicing, overhead rate, and budgeting. This person will manage company payroll (via ADP), accounts payable, accounts receivable, client accounting correspondence and prepare all financial reporting, track cash flow and ongoing budgeting. He/she will ensure all company accounting processes and systems are compliant.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for all accounting functions including month-end close, financial reports, budgeting & forecasting
  • General Ledger maintenance and Journal Entries
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Invoicing and client contract management
  • Oversee account receivables and account payables
  • Responsible for cost control and budgeting
  • Payroll processing and HR matters
  • Oversee company benefits and insurance policies
  • Implementation and management of company procedures and policies
  • Bank reconciliations
  • 1099 processing and other taxes working closely with the agency’s business manager and tax accountant
  • Ad-hoc financial reports

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and practices, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Advanced proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) as well as Apple MAC Computer system
  • Ability to produce reports/graphs/charts/tables in Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational skills along with effective time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focused; team oriented
  • High integrity and honesty
  • Ability to set and manage priorities
  • Self-starter who can work with minimal direction or supervision

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business management
  • 5+ years of experience in Finance, Accountant/ Controller
  • Experience at a PR/Marketing/Creative Agency preferred
  • Experience with Expensify and ADP a PLUS
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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