Agency Overview AgencyEA is a brand experience agency with a passion for pushing creative boundaries. We also have a passion for our people, and happen to have some of the brightest in the industry working under our roof. We hire talented, motivated and agile individuals who want to help us bring amazing experiences to life for some of the biggest brands in the world. We look for individuals that align with our values of mutually respectful collaboration, inspired creativity, purposeful design and integrity.
Position Overview The Director of Finance is responsible for supervising, managing and engaging the work of the financial controller, accounting team, and insurance (and benefits) manager. This new position will engage regularly with all Departmental managers to integrate across all agency platforms, thereby maximize revenue for the organization.
Strategic analysis is a key part of the position. The Director of Finance uses analytical insights to assist the management team to make decisions on growth and business strategy. It is important this person has knowledge of the market and is deeply rooted in the solutions and services of agencyEA.
Provide a strategic outlook and an intimate knowledge of the business which enables a focus on growth and optimization of all assets.
Analyze expenses, track financial trends and make recommendations based on insights.
Drive innovation by developing new creative ideas based on data insights to drive efficiencies across all business domains.
Oversee resource management and utilization for proper staffing.
Work closely with HR to lead staffing initiatives and analyze all costs involved with growth and retaining talent.
Communicate effectively on complex financial results and business performance to both internal and external stakeholders.
Foster excellent relationships internally and externally and use those insights to inform agency-wide decisions that impact both EA’s people and overall business strategy.
Provide real-time project profitability across industry type, customers and event type.
Automate project accounting from quote through actualization/final billing.
Provide oversight to complex billings solution, real-time revenue reporting, oversee development of annual operating plan, and oversee development of pricing models, rates.
Enhance and make recommendations on the company’s expense Management system.
Manage P&L and working capital.
Ensure GAAP Compliance and Audit Readiness.
Manage chart of accounts for line item accounting.
Maintain clear financial visibility into the business and use financial visibility to make informed decisions for growth and sustainability.
Manage Risk Assessment and Maintain updated financial policies including all business insurance requirements.
Additional responsibilities as required.
7+ years of Accounting/ Financial experience with progressive levels of responsibility with at least 2 years of managing a department; marketing agency and/or business services experience preferred.
Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance; MBA or CPA preferred.
Experience with implementation of emerging technology, such as cloud-based solutions and collaboration platforms.
Experience beyond the basic finance functions to identify areas for growth and operational excellence across all business domains. This requires a range of skills, from a business foundation and basics of the finance function to a strategic level that can leverage outside resources and industry best practices.
Strong analytical skills, knowledge of general ledger accounting, attention to detail.
Inquisitive nature with an interest in enabling others to learn.
Ability to communicate complex information in a way that others understand.
AgencyEA is a brand experience agency with a passion for pushing creative boundaries. We also have a passion for our people, and happen to have some of the brightest in the industry working under our roof. We hire talented, motivated and agile individuals who want to help us bring amazing experiences to life for some of the biggest brands in the world. We look for individuals that align with our values of mutually respectful collaboration, inspired creativity, purposeful design and integrity.