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The Controller / Director of Finance oversees all aspects of financial reporting for DAC Group including the issuance of credit to customers, customer invoicing, collections and accounts payable.  The Controller / Director of Finance ensures that the accounting department meets the highest standards for quality, accuracy, timeliness and control. The successful incumbent will be reporting to the CFO and have approximately 3 senior financial direct reports and oversight of a team of 12.

Responsibilities

Financial Results and Reporting

  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial results for DAC Group and operating companies (approximately 20 operating entities and holding companies in North America and Europe)
  • Responsible for coordination and execution of effective and efficient year-end audit and review engagements with external accountants; including coordination of interim review activities
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Provide status of financial condition of companies by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data

Invoicing, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Collections

  • Ensure the proper administration of credit with all customers
  • Ensure invoices are timely and accurate as well that receivables are collected in a timely and efficient manner

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure trade payables are efficiently and effectively administered and paid

Payroll

  • Ensure the timely and accurate processing of payroll for the global operation

Financial Systems and Operational Efficiencies

  • Review and evaluate accounting team structure and systems to support operational and business needs to meet company objectives
  • Ensure new ventures and acquisitions are set up and recorded in operating results in a timely and effective manner
  • Understand and work with key Finance/Accounting systems – MS Dynamics Great Plains, Adaptive Planning, PSA, ITG
  • Review, recommend and update systems and processes to ensure efficient and effective delivery of accounting services

Short and Long Term Planning

  • Working with CFO other Finance Managers to coordinate monthly and annual financial reports and budget management functions
  • Assist with both short and longer term planning and forecasting of company results including P+L and Balance Sheet forecasts

Stewardship, Taxes, Compliance

  • Protect corporate assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing appropriate internal controls over financial assets
  • Assist in calculations, recording, coordination and maintenance of shareholder records and share transactions
  • Coordinate necessary calculations, support and documentation for equity based management bonuses and distribution payments
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and submission of appropriate corporate tax returns and related filings (working with external tax advisors)
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, federal and other regulatory requirements

Sales Commissions and Incentive Models

  • Compile sales incentive compensation models for new business/sales personnel based on review and discussions with CEO/CFO/VPs

HR and Leadership

  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting department and payroll
  • Responsible for assigning work, setting objectives and evaluating performance
  • Promote effective teamwork, feedback and guidance to direct and indirect finance reports for continuous learning and development
  • Manage accounting staff by recruiting, orienting, training and coaching employees
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional groups and events

Other

  • Complete/execute other special projects that may arise from time to time as requested by the CEO/CFO

Requirements

  • 5+ years of progressive work experience in Finance/Accounting
  • 3+ years of direct managerial/leadership experience
  • Experience in an advertising agency environment is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of US/Canadian GAAP and best practices is strongly preferred
  • Post-secondary degree in Business specializing in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent field
  • Professional Accounting Designation (i.e. CA, CMA, CGA, CPA, etc.) is required
  • Experience working with mid-size companies (with 250+ staff) with multiple locations, multiple entities is preferred, but not essential
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in an environment of shifting priorities
  • Superior oral and business writing skills, and a proven track record of discretion in dealing with confidential matters
  • Proven success in developing and maintaining positive team spirit, and a collaborative, consultative working style

What DAC Offers

  • Motivating work environment committed to client delight and team comradery
  • Top tier client roster – you’ll work with some of North America’s industry leading  brands to drive influence and deliver superior consumer experience
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • A network of can-do enthusiasts 
  • Values in action: Enthusiasm, execution, curiosity and courage
  • Professional and personal growth opportunities that support career growth and prosperity

Other Awesome Perks

  • Free Parking
  • Free Gym in Building
  • Free breakfast and snacks every day. Never leave the office hungry again!
  • Casual dress every day of the week
  • Profit sharing
  • Public transit access (3 min walk to Leslie Subway Station)
  • Office location surrounded by green space
  • Professional development allowance 
  • An active social committee 
  • Company shutdown between Christmas and New Year’s
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