WHO WE ARE
The Engine Group is a global marketing services network comprised of best-in-class communications specialists. The Engine Group has a unique collaborative model that adds tangible value to clients – transforming their businesses through natural and seamless integration. With operating hubs in the UK, North America and Asia, the individual businesses within the network include WCRS, MHP Communications, Trailer Park, ORC International, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Deep Focus, Moment Studio, Synergy, Calling Brands, Mischief, Fuel, Transform and Slice. Together, they cover a vast range of marketing services including market research, creative, strategy, digital, social media, advertising, public relations, and content creation and production. Clients include Google, Frito-Lay, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and all the major entertainment studios, including Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox. More information is available at enginegroup.com.
Interested in working in the Big Apple? Engine has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis to join its New York City office. Duties would include performing, reporting and communicating financial planning and analysis in the following key areas: annual budgets, strategic plans, forecasting, and building key management information systems, internal reporting and other ad hoc projects as required.
Review and ensure timely completion of Financial Board Package
Design, implement and maintain budget/forecasting system
Consolidation of financials
Automate data collection and financial reporting tools
Collect and further develop KPIs/dashboard
Liaise with client finance and other departments to address client and internal financial matters
Regularly research, track, compile, analyze and present to senior leaders information about budgets, budget changes, profitability, and spending across all departments and the company in general
Produce and regularly update client finance forms (e.g., monthly accruals and budget sheets)
Prepare financial comparisons, such as P/L variance against budget and prior years
Provide support for all audits
Provide research and support on transactions and due diligence
Eight (8) years experience in accounting/financial analysis and reporting
Four-year bachelor’s degree with concentration in accounting and finance
Experience in general accounting procedures
Experience with multi-currency consolidation and reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL experience a plus
Adaptive Insights experience a major plus
Familiarity working at an ad or media agency a plus
Outstanding Microsoft Office Skills, and specifically, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Access
Must be well-versed in creating graphs and charts in Excel and PowerPoint for audience presentations
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively
Must be able to effectively communicate and work with all levels of personnel and outside contacts, including clients and vendors
Demonstrate excellence in prioritization, meeting deadlines and completing assignments thoroughly and accurately
A natural problem-solver with proven financial acumen and impeccable attention to detail. Does not hesitate to speak up, ask questions or to request clarification and guidance.
Extremely organized and a self-starter. Regularly and pro-actively seek out the right contacts and sources of information.
Proven trustworthiness and tact, particularly regarding sensitive or confidential matters and gaining the trust of others.
Proven ability to manage projects, contributors and stakeholders to successfully complete objectives on time.
Is mindful of communicating timely and appropriately to stakeholders and impacted personnel, especially during critical time frames
Professional, calm demeanor who thrives in a fast-paced environment
Quick learner and fearless about adopting and utilizing new systems and processes