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Veterans Preferred - Accounting Manager

Company: WPP
Location: Dallas
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations - from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.

Why we're hiring:

Lead a team of Accountants and manage the implementation process of our new ERP system (Workday)for the Non-Media Business Units, which includes testing scenarios in Workday and managing the knowledge transfer process from the business units to the Shared Services Center (SSC). Once the team goes live in Workday, this individual will be reviewing Manual Journal Entries and Reconciliations for areas such as Fixed Assets, Inter-company, Tax and Treasury. This person will work with Business Units to prepare period end Reporting in an accurate and timely manner. Participates in internal and external Audits as needed. Monitors GL Staff Accountants' quality of processing and providing approvals and guidance as needed. Strong focus on delivering high quality processing, strong and clear communicator, individual who is self-motivated as well as team oriented, driven to achieve individual and team targets as set by the Director, Accounting and Reporting.

What you'll be doing:


Manage General Ledger transactions for Non-Media Business Units as set out by the Chief Accounting Officer

  • Oversee the Knowledge Transfer process for business units going live in Workday
  • Utilize Workday Financials software to manage processing of General Ledger entries
  • Review Manual Journal Entries including reviewing evidence provided and ensuring accurate and timely posting of required entries
  • Review Fixed Assets transactions ensuring acquisitions, disposals and depreciation are recorded accurately
  • Ensure Inter-company reporting is accurate and balanced
  • Review Tax entries correctly and deliver Tax reporting
  • Review Treasury entries correctly and ensure bank reconciliations are completed
  • Monitor volumes and highlight any backlogs proactively to the Chief Accounting Officer
  • Ensure all General Ledger queries are resolved promptly
  • Review period end Reporting in an accurate and timely manner
  • Lead the monthly Balance Sheet reconciliation process
  • Review work prepared by General Ledger Staff Accountants (i.e. Manual Journal Entries and evidence for Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Bank Reconciliations) for quality of processing and providing approvals and guidance as needed
  • Provide holiday and sick cover for colleagues as needed
  • Establish strong relationships with Business Unit Finance teams
  • Assist Chief Accounting Officer in monitoring the end-to-end quality of accounting and reporting activities, including activities performed in India
    • Provide reports and participate in weekly General Ledger review meetings with Chief Accounting Officer
      • Drive Month End Close Reporting to a high level of accuracy and timeliness, ensuring adequate review time built into the timetables
        What you'll need:

        Minimum 6 years' experience in General Ledger Accounting in a large, preferably International organization
        • Experience of at least 2+ years in public accounting (audit) with a nationally recognized firm - highly preferred
        • Degree in Accounting; licensed CPA
        • Confidence in dealing and building relationships, both internally and externally
        • Self-motivated, energetic, and detailed oriented
        • Able to work to firm deadlines and calm under pressure
        • Well organized with strength in prioritization
        • Strong communication skills and ability to handle complexity
        • Ability to train and mentor junior staff
        • Commercially focused with a strong customer service approach

          Who you are:

          You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

          You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

          You're extraordinary: We are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.

          What we'll give you:

          Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

          Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

          Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

          The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, go to https://wpp.mobi/WPP-US-BENEFITS for more details.


          $1 - $2 USD

          WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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