Gatesman is seeking an experienced, problem-solving Controller to oversee all day-to-day accounting and financial activities in the agency. The successful candidate will be a self- starter who can work with the CFO and Agency leadership to actively manage the financial operations. This candidate will be responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, media billing, budget management, and payroll. Additionally, he/she will support financial analysis, forecasting, and financial reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieves the timely recording of all transactions and the preparation of all financial reports.
  • Manages client billing, both media and production.
  • Supports monthly closing. Controls the flow of data into general ledger.
  • Prepares monthly balance sheets and profit/loss statements.
  • Maintains all corporate accounting records in accordance with established disposal schedules.
  • Assists in the preparation of all audit/review schedules and review of the books and records with an outside audit team.
  • Ensures that media payments to vendors are reviewed, verified, and approved.
  • Maintains adequate controls of receipts and disbursements.
  • Ensures that the agency’s cash flow is adequate to meet its commitments.
  • Manages the agency’s travel and entertainment policy and procedural guidelines, execution, and updating.
  • Prepares special reports and performs studies as directed by the CFO, CEO, and President.
  • Supervises external audits requested by agency clients.
  • Protects corporate assets through sound accounting policies and procedures which include:
    • Provision for insurance coverage, as required; and
    • Protection of business assets and loss prevention through internal control and internal auditing.
  • Contributes to corporate strategy and operations which includes:
    • Management of cash and other investments.
    • Maintenance of bank relationship.
    • Receipt, custody, and disbursement of the company’s monies and securities; and
    • Credit and collection management in a timely fashion.
  • Obtains monthly projection of revenue from CFO, prepares annual and monthly expense forecasts upon which management decisions can be based, such as:
    • Accuracy of year end forecast; and
    • Appropriate budgets and budget directives.
  • Administers tax strategy.
  • Coordinates legal affairs
  • Managing all agency legally binding contracts including client service, vendors and real estate.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years in a controller, senior accounting or financial management role
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work closely with a senior management team
  • Strong quantitative analysis capabilities, with the ability to read, analyze, interpret and explain complex financial data; translating findings into actionable results
  • Independent self-starter that values high-quality work products
  • Acumen in maintaining accurate financial records and preparing clear and accurate reports for informational, auditing, and operational use
  • Ability to demonstrate and promote a spirit of cooperation and teamwork throughout the organization
  • Ability to clearly communicate information about finances and accounting issues to non-accountants and individuals with varying levels of financial expertise
  • Strong computer skills including intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of the latest ERP accounting software’s such as Advantage, Great Plains (Net Suite), AACPAC, or Sage.

The following experiences, interests, and skills are a plus:

  • CPA, CMA, or CFE
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business
  • Experience with Advantage software
  • Advertising, marketing, or similar agency experience