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Accounts Payable Manager

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 Cost Control Manager, you work closely with the Cost Control team in implementing processes to generate timely outcomes for all client production jobs in order to provide the most current and accurate spend analysis to our clients.

Success for this position is measured by the ability to manage a team of 6+ employees in order to ensure timely and accurate cost reporting. This is accomplished by overseeing accounting processes as they relate to production: client estimate process; vendor and employee payments; auditor reporting; billing preparation; and responding and creating various ad hoc reports. Fostering strong partnerships with the management of Integrated Production and Idea Management departments, vendors, and shared services teams to review costs and manage client expectations for each project is key criteria for this role.

An ideal candidate will have strong supervisory skills and have a minimum of 5 years of general accounting experience.

Candidate experience should include:

  • Agency production process and knowledge required 
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Ability to manage and meet all client deadlines
  • Attention-to-detail; demonstrates a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
  • Working well in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be assertive while maintaining professionalism
  • Proficiency in MS Office, internet, and e-mail applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience in advertising a plus
  • An intermediate level of experience in Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for coaching, guidance, inspirational leadership and performance management of all direct reports
  • Coordinate all client deadlines with New York staff
  • Respond to Management level requests regarding the status of jobs, vendors, and historical information
  • Responsible for consistently monitoring jobs to ensure their accuracy
  • Responsible for fielding any questions from client auditing firm
  • Ensures that departments within the agency comply with client policies
  • All other duties as assigned
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