The Controller will be at the center of Mirum Agency reporting. This person will be collaborating with management across the agency, other agencies in the network, shared service departments, and Mirum’s parent company JWT and WPP. Building and maintaining strong relationships with all of these stakeholders will be a critical component towards achieving success in this role. The successful candidate should demonstrate a history of challenging the status quo, and implementing meaningful change with his/her former agencies. Our controller must also excel at team leadership and development.
The primary function of the Controller’s team is to provide timely reporting and analysis of monthly results of Mirum USA. This position is responsible for the month-end closing, and reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts for the agency.
As the custodian of the agency P&L and balance sheet, the Controller should operate with the highest level of integrity, be collaborative, detail oriented and must be a hands-on leader. A good knowledge of the commercial aspects of retail marketing, and government clients will aid towards better supporting the agency while achieving the goals of the department.
Essential Job Functions
Oversee the general accounting function which includes financial reporting, balance sheet management, and intercompany accounting.
Coordinates and oversees Sarbanes Oxley activities relating to the internal controls of the finance team.
Liaise with agency client finance department to properly apply revenue recognition rules.
Manage and develop a small team, while ensuring the department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities. Responsible for the continued development of this team.
Supervise the timely preparation of tax returns for various states and municipalities. Work with WPP tax department to ensure compliance with all municipalities where Mirum operates.
Lead both internal and external audits, including: Sarbanes-Oxley, year-end financial audits, and state and municipality audits (e.g. sales tax)
Lead the continued maintenance, implementation and roll out of the new Oracle Ricochet general ledger system and its various modules: Purchase Orders, Budgets, Fixed Assets, etc.
Manage and enforce WPP policies and procedures.
Administrator for the American Express corporate cards including both employee corporate cards and the agency Business Travel Account (BTA) cards.
Monitor and distribute American Express travel reports, ensuring that current travel rules are being complied with
Lead client and product profitability analysis reporting initiatives
Ad hoc projects as directed by the Mirum USA CFO
Desired Skills and Experience
7-10 years of accounting experience showing a steady progression into leadership roles. Some of that time should have been spent with a large public accounting firm. Big 4 experience is preferred.
Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Accounting
CPA or equivalent
Recent success in leading and developing a team. The ideal candidate will know how to motivate people towards success and provide appropriate KPIs to measure group effectiveness
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present ideas and information clearly
High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Knowledge of Oracle Ricochet general ledger system a plus
Experience in an advertising, media, or other marketing services agency is preferred but not required
Mirum is a global digital agency that creates experiences that people want and businesses need. Named a Visionary in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant, Mirum helps guide brands in business transformation, experience development, and commerce & activation.
Mirum’s rapid growth has been built upon the melding of digital creative design with technology, which enables us to concept groundbreaking ideas and then use in-house talent to bring those ideas to life. By offering customers the widest range of technology and services under one roof, Mirum continues to provide innovative solutions that guarantee clients remain at the forefront of the digital revolution.
The agency operates in 20 countries, with more than 46 offices and 2,200 professionals. Mirum is part of the J. Walter Thompson Company and WPP Network.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law