Financial Reporting Manager



New York, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Dentsu International (“DI”) is the holding company of a diverse portfolio of marketing agencies that innovate the way brands are built and experienced.  Our corporate head office for the Americas region is in NYC and we oversee the financial reporting of all our marketing agencies across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. We continue to grow through acquisitions, with 3 deals closed during 2020 and 1 deal closed during 2021. With 68 reporting units across 7 countries, we generate annual revenue of $2B and operating profit $360M. DI Americas reports into its group parent company, DI Group, based in London. DI’s ultimate parent company is Dentsu Inc., a top global agency, and largest advertising agency in Japan.

Job Description

Role purpose and key responsibilities: We are seeking a candidate with a strong accounting/M&A background to join our finance team.  The core responsibility of the Financial Reporting team is to ensure the financial data shared with key stakeholders is technically accurate, complete, and delivered timely. The candidate is expected to provide sound and clear technical guidance on any matter arising, particularly as it relates to M&A deals. This role will touch several areas of the DI finance organization:

  •  Ensure that financial reporting requirements are completed and delivered timely to DI Group Finance team, in compliance with IFRS and internal policy.
  •  Perform review controls, and challenge our markets’ financial data submissions from a technical accounting perspective.
  •  Respond to requests for information from the DI Group team in London, including queries ranging from regular financial reporting to M&A accounting analysis, as well as other ad-hoc requests for information.
  • Provide oversight and support to our market finance controllers as accounting and reporting challenges arise.
  • Guide our junior accounting staff. Participate in mentoring, and delegate projects.
  • Provide deal structuring advice to the corporate development team in coordination with tax and legal, including a thorough review of the due diligence reports and escalating any potential accounting challenges
  • Oversee the acquisition earnout analyses to ensure accurate accounting on a quarterly basis, ensure that payments are tracked and recorded appropriately. Manage earnout audits conducted by external accounting firms.
  • Manage the financial reporting deadlines for acquisitions. This includes initial mapping of subledgers to BPC, purchase price allocation analysis, opening/closing balance sheet procedures, pre-acquisition data, initial recording of the acquisition on the parent’s books, etc.
  • Coordinate with our corporate development team to engage with external accounting/advisory firms as needed



Candidate qualifications:

  • Minimum of BS degree in Accounting/Finance. Graduate degree an advantage.
  • CPA required
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience.  Big 4, M&A experience preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge and ability to research guidance relating to (not limited to) purchase accounting, revenue recognition, and leases
  • Strong collaboration and relationship building skills across global cultures and executive stakeholders
  • Ability to work autonomously, drive multiple projects simultaneously, and know when to escalate issues or ask for support
  • Well organized, meticulous with detail, and demonstrate an ability to identify areas for improvement and efficiency.
  •  Advanced competency in Microsoft office, specifically Excel
  •  Experience with Dynamics 365 and BPC an advantage, not required
  • Knowledge of the Marketing Communications / Advertising Industry an advantage, not required

Additional Information

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.


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