Posted 26 days ago by

Senior Manager, Accounting

Boston, MA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior

As a digital transformation platform, Publicis.Sapient is helping companies boldly define their future, by staying ahead of the curve.

The market now demands a fully digital enterprise – where digital is “at the core” rather than an “extension” or “bolt-on”. This requires companies to reinvent key business activities that taken together create a new Platform for the business that changes the basis of competition and leads to step change improvements in performance.

Publicis.Sapient was forged to address this challenge by fusing two paths to problem solving - Digital Solutions & Business/Technology Consulting. The platform is unique in combining the leading digital pioneers and thinkers of the past 20 years from SapientRazorfish and DigitasLBi with the experienced business analysts, proven technology developers and deep industry experts of Sapient Consulting.

Job Summary

The Senior Accounting Manager will plan, coordinate and supervise the monthly close process for Publicis.Sapient North America. This role will work to ensure all internal reporting and external statutory and compliance requirements are fulfilled on time and to a high quality. The individual will possess strong accounting and compliance experience as well as being able to manage change in a fast paced environment.

Key Areas of Responsibilities
  • Oversee the monthly close to ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled, substantiated and corrective action taken timely.
  • Ensure accounting policy, procedures and controls are followed.
  • Develop and provide direction to direct reports.
  • Coordination of North America Publicis.Sapient internal and external audits for and statutory reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with Publicis Financial Management Controls in conjunction with the FMC Lead.
  • Work closely with Publicis.Sapient controllership team to produce accurate and timely financial information for multiple reporting units and legal entities.
  • Foster a culture of continual process improvement and high quality, relevant reporting.
  • Work with the reporting teams to ensure they are aware of any material accounting issues and changes that may impact Commit and Reforecasts.
  • Variance analysis of actual results ensuring accounting is accurate.
  • Support and champion the established Publicis.Sapient Finance platform.
  • Assist with ad hoc projects, such as integration support, accounting matters and supporting other entities, as needed.
Experience Guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage an accounting team and drive continuous process improvement.
  • Experience at a complex and/or international company.
  • Performed consolidation and foreign currency related responsibilities.
  • Committed, detail oriented, self-starter with strong problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data, determines root causes of problems, recommend actions, and drive the implementation of those actions independently.
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly and accurately convey financial information to internal teams.
  • Strong technical accounting skills and experience of with independent auditors.
  • Hyperion Financial Manager or Oracle experience preferred. Strong Excel skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in time sensitive environments.
  • System implementation/conversion experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with emphasis in accounting.
  • A minimum of 9+ years progressive accounting experience within the corporate accounting department of a large organization.
  • CPA preferred.

As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Sapient US is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accom

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