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Vice President / Director, Finance

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Vice President/Director - Finance

We’re searching for a Vice President/Director of Finance who is responsible for the overall financial operations of industry-leading clients. 

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Partner with client teams/regional staff and develop relationships with Relationship Managers/General Managers to influence productive and accurate client/regional financial management
  • Lead client/region team meetings in management of financial metrics
  • Resolve issues, conflict and areas of potential exposure
  • Use good business judgment to resolve financial management decisions
  • Formulate a high level “big picture” point of view
  • Provide thoughtful recommendations to solve business issues and implement solutions
  • Supervise financial management functions that reside with staff
  • Manage and develop staff into productive team members utilizing skills and tools available to succeed
  • Hone influencing and persuasive skills to become a trusted partner
  • Evaluate requests to determine the most effective and efficient solution, and how it impacts the future financial management of the client/region
  • Show judgment on when to elevate issues/requests and when to resolve independently
  • Prioritize and streamline tasks for self and staff to ensure accuracy and efficiencies
  • Suggest process improvements and coordinate the implementation to benefit Capability
  • Appropriately represent and encourage growth within Capability
  • Leverage Capability resources to resolve issues

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four year degree (Finance, Accounting, or Business)
  • Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business preferred but not required
  • 10-12 years of professional experience in a Finance or Accounting position. Prior supervisory experience is required
  • Has excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel (including Pivot Tables) and financial reporting systems (Lawson, Business Objects, Crystal, Hyperion Pillar)
  • Understand accounting concepts (debits/credits, revenue recognition, percent complete, reserves/absorptions, DSO calculation)
  • Has an understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and is highly attuned to near flawless work and execution.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Require little direction to manage staff and clients and meet ongoing deadlines
  • Demonstrate initiative, responsibility and follow through for “owned” work
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with diverse groups agency-wide
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Maintain positive team player attitude
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Got what it takes?

About Digitas 

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

 

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