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Financial Analyst

 

At Saatchi LA we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere.  We believe that everyone matters. And we believe that, when we work as a team, nothing is impossible. We strive to bring out the best in each other, and in ourselves and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration. We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the clients we service.

 

As a Financial Analyst, you will work closely with the Financial Reporting group by assisting with our budget process, participating in month end close, as well as working on other projects to help the team deliver information to the agency.

 

Success for this position is measured by the ability to support the Finance Manager in completing the budget process and month end close in a timely manner. Additionally, it will be critical for this position to be able to gather and organize data based on specific requirements      

An ideal candidate will have an understanding of financial and accounting principles, coupled with strong excel skills and 2+ years of experience in financial report analysis and budgeting.

 

Position Responsibilities

 

  • Direct role in the monthly financial close including journal entries, P&L statement reviews, monthly financial reporting & account analyses, P&L account investigation
  • Support Balance Sheet reconciliations; analyze reports for internal controls (ie. A/R and WIP), and maintain capital expenditure reporting, depreciation analyses, and IT inventory tracking as needed
  • Prepare monthly agency department budgets for review, distribution and discussion
  • Work on assignments related to annual agency budgeting and monthly forecast cycles
  • Partner with all other Finance employees where needed
  • Participate in Special projects, as required

 

Skills/Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business required
  • At least 2 years of related financial/accounting work
  • Advertising agency experience is a plus
  • Proficient with the following computer software/systems: MS Office, Excel, database, general accounting database, SAP a plus.
  • Familiar with financial statement analysis and comfortable in a fast paced work environment that adheres to strict deadlines and schedules
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Attention-to-detail; demonstrates a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent organization and time management; ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
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