Summary: This position is a member of the Shared Service Center (SSC) General Ledger Group at Constituency Management Group (CMG) in Minneapolis. CMG provides accounting and analysis functions, systems support, and internal control over entities within the CMG structure. Associated position responsibilities include monthly close-related general ledger accounting, account analyses and reconciliation, oversight and compliance with SEC, CMG, and IPG (parent company) statutes and requirements, as well as miscellaneous tasks, analysis, and special projects.
Reports to: Senior Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager
Roles and Responsibilities:
Completion of month-end general ledger close functions within a strictly condensed time schedule. Specific tasks include standard prepaid and accrual accounting, reserve accounting, lease accounting, intercompany accounting, journal entry preparation, revenue, cost, and account analyses, reconciliation of accounts, etc.
Performance of various tasks including state filings, SAP program execution, aging report generation and analysis, CMG-wide allocations, maintenance of electronic tools used by the General Ledger Group, etc.
Liaise on a daily basis both verbally and in writing with local CMG personnel as well as finance employees in other geographical locations to provide service to local office agencies.
Use of multiple reporting tools to effectively analyze, summarize, and reconcile financial data. This includes applications such as SAP, MS Excel, and Hyperion.
Take ownership of special projects and initiatives aimed at process improvement.
Other miscellaneous roles and responsibilities as needed and assigned.
Requirements and Success Factors:
An ideal candidate will:
Have earned a four-year accounting degree and have at least two years of relevant work experience.
Be detail-oriented and well organized with superior written and verbal communication skills.
Have the ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and think analytically in completing assigned duties.
Be able to learn and adapt quickly and have the capability to utilize technology efficiently.
Be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
Possess strong working knowledge of MS Office products (emphasis on MS Excel).
Have prior experience with SAP and Hyperion (preferred, but not required).
Constituency Management Group is a subsidiary of The Interpublic Group (IPG). CMG shares office space in Minneapolis with sister-agency Weber Shandwick Worldwide.
CMGRP, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA.M/F/D/V
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