This position will support all aspects of Advertising Accounting. Tasks will include, but are not limited to: prepare financial and statistical data on sales promotion activities, perform Advertising close functions, responsible for researching and resolving advertising claims, perform weekly advertising billing and reconciliation functions, conduct and prepare monthly expense account review, complete balance sheet reconciliations and ad-hoc projects and analysis requests for senior management.
Work closely with Manager of Advertising Accounting to close the Advertising Accounting system on a monthly basis.
Work closely with Salon Manager on all Salon accounts.
Prepare journal entries for Advertising Expense, Advertising CO-OP, Salon and General Accounting.
Responsible for advertising billing deductions and credit memos, ensuring all deductions and vendor reimbursements are processed timely and accurately.
Research and resolve all advertising claims in a timely matter.
Responsible for weekly cash load, ensuring all payments are processed timely and accurately to clear open invoices from the accounts receivable ledger.
Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations.
Review assigned general ledger expense accounts monthly, identifying and explaining material variances and communicating to management and business partners as assigned.
Prepare balancing reporting of system feeds to ensure the integrity of financial data from source systems.
Develop reporting and analysis to identify issues and opportunities impacting Advertising & Salons.
Review current processes to identify process improvement opportunities.
Prepare ad hoc management reports, financial analysis and presentations upon request.
Review Media accounts for issues and process corrections if necessary.
Participate in the preparation and review of SOX controls and documentation.
Partner with the MIS organization to review systems for process improvements.
Assist in any projects and analysis requests made by Senior Management
Four-year degree – Accounting/Finance/Business
One - Two years of related work experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word
Strong PC and Analytical skills
Hyperion Software (Essbase preferred)
Ability to think critically and make recommendations
Ability to work independently and problem solve
Strong oral and written communication skills
Willingness to work in a dynamic and changing environment
Ability to operate PC
Ability to manipulate various keyboards (typewriter, computer, 10 key, etc.)
Ability to operate and communicate using telephone
Ability to maintain files
Ability to open/manipulate/distribute mail and paperwork
Ability to perform some lifting as required
Ability to perform mathematical calculations and/or balance computations
Ability to analyze/evaluate invoice, statistical or accounting data
Ability to observe employee performance and communicate directions to them
Ability to understand policies/procedures and communicate them
Ability to formulate/administer budgets and analyze related reports
Ability to effectively communicate