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Group Accountant
18/09/2017
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Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
Dentsu Aegis Network
The Role
We are on the hunt for a highly motivated, results orientated, Group Accountant ideally with 2-3 years? experience to join our Auckland based team. This is a key role within the agency. In this role you will be coordinating all accounting functions necessary for the efficient day-to-day running of the Operational Finance Department. It involves maintaining an effective control environment and delivering core compliance activities. This position also focuses on Generating and preparing financial information for use in monitoring the company?s financial performance and position.
  
The Opportunity
Dentsu Aegis Network is among the world?s largest and most trusted media and digital marketing communications companies. Using a distinctive and creative range of products and services, we help clients build consumer relationships by communicating their products and brands effectively. 
The successful candidate, whilst being remunerated based on experience and job fit, will be joining a fun and supportive team that operates in a fast paced environment.
 
Our Values
As an organisation, we pride ourselves on being values led. Our vision globally is to innovate the way brands are built and we base this vision on our five key values of being Agile, Pioneering, Ambitious, Responsible, and Collaborative. Our values are core to the way we operate and think.

Position Responsibilities
  
Management Accounts
  • Review monthly management reporting with variance analysis for income and expenses
  • Review Balance Sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Review and respond to Group reporting submissions/requests
  • Review monthly general and standing journals
  • From time to time, you may also be required to perform the above tasks.
  
Payables and Receivables Function
  • Review trade and media payables
  • Review all Media creditor reconciliations
  • Review media and production billings
  • Responsible for overseeing the debtors? collection process
  • Responsible for cash and working capital management
  • Responsible for cash flow forecasting
  • From time to time, you may also be required to carry out any of the above duties.
  
Audit, Tax and Other Compliance
  • Responsible for managing the annual audit for the respective Businesses
  • Preparation of Financial Statements including dealing with all technical accounting aspects with the Financial Statement preparation including
    • Goodwill impairment calculation;
    • Acquisition entry accounting;
    • Consolidation preparation including appropriate elimination entries;
    • Audit adjustments and posting of prior period audit adjustments in current period financial statements;
    • Tax note completion.
  • Liaising with Tax Advisors for the preparation and filing of annual tax returns
  • Responsible for all other returns.

Staff Management
  • Responsible for mentoring and supporting Finance Team members (x2)
  • Conducting the full annual review and goal setting process for these team members

Training
  • Recommend and propose an annual Finance Training Programme to be delivered to all Agency staff
  • Deliver Finance training to Agency staff as part of the annual staff training programme
  • Deliver formalised Pegasus training to Agency staff (including new joiners)
  • Pegasus Champion. Responsible for keeping up to date with all Pegasus updates and functionality that may be of use to the Business. Report back to the Business accordingly, including delivering in-house training sessions to all staff as applicable.

Other
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate controls and processes are in place across Operational Finance
  • Media Compliance Champion ? responsible for internal audits and ensuring adherence to Group policies. Recommending changes or additions to internal policies and procedures as appropriate
  • Review payroll including Employer Monthly Schedules and IR345 submissions
  • Ensuring Credit insurance compliance
  • Reviewing inter-company reconciliations
  • Review applications for Media accreditation
  • Supporting the Finance Manager as and when required
  • To assist with any other ad hoc reasonable requests as required.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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