Assistant Finance Controller

Ogilvy West is seeking an Assistant

Controller based in Los Angeles, to work across four offices in the West

Region - Denver, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The

Assistant Finance Controller will be a part of a four-person finance

department, reporting to the Finance Director and to the New York

accounting group. As part of a larger organization, this role will

serve as an interface between our staff and our corporate billing, A/R,

A/P and finance groups.

The Assistant Controller

maintains overall Corporate accounting, budgeting and financial

reporting policies and procedures which will provide effective control

and satisfy the informational requirements of senior executive

management, line and staff management, and independent auditors. This

position will report and interpret the results of operations in

conjunction with the Finance Director.


  • Maintains GL within SAP and insures the timely and accurate posting of all data.
  • Maintains

all reporting of internal and external periodic reporting to Corporate

office or parent company including actuals, re-forecast, budget,

corporate responsibility, client profitability, balance sheet variance

analysis, year end packages and other Corporate requests.

  • Reviews all monthly results in Cartesis
  • Posts all journal entries related to month end and requests from client finance.
  • Completes

monthly balance sheet review and SOX packages per corporate standards.

  • Directs the development and implementation of budgeting systems and

reforecasting and aids in compiling budget deck.

  • Liaison with the Client Finance team on individual client account reconciliation processes as needed
  • Participates in all internal and external audits.
  • Approves

all overhead invoices in payment system and investigates issues as they

arise. - Integrates and coordinates controllership functions and

systems to achieve maximum operating efficiency and effectiveness. -

Comparing financial performance of operations with operating plans and

standards; reporting and interpreting the financial results from

operations; reporting significant trends and variances and contributing

toward the formulation of future policies and strategies which will

enhance overall profitability and operating efficiency.

  • Establishing and directing a supporting organization which can

effectively perform all activities essential to the controllership

function. Financial stewardship of West, including offices in San

Francisco, Los Angles, Sacramento and Denver. Enforcement of

proper accounting rules and business controls to protect financial

health and operational integrity of the West offices.


  • 6+ years of experience in a financial reporting and analytical role.
  • Strong background in GAAP accounting and financial management.
  • Exposure to planning and financial reporting. - Prior agency experience is a plus.
  • Exposure to Sarbanes Oxley Reporting.
  • Established proficiency in

planning, analysis and oral and written communication. Proficiency in

Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Experience with SAP is a plus.
  • Knowledge of

Cartesis or Hyperion a plus

  • Knowledge of Aspen a plus
  • Managerial and administrative capabilities.
  • Strong communication


  • Ability to work independently with senior management, peers

and junior staff.

  • Ability to manage tight financial reporting deadlines
  • Professional maturity and proven leadership skills.



Please include your resume and a cover letter. No phone calls

or emails please. Only those candidates selected to interview will be

contacted. While we welcome applications from out-of-state candidates,

we are unable to provide reimbursement for relocation or travel expenses

for this position.

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