At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive, digital services and products that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.
As a Controller at AKQA, you are trustworthy, with a high level of flexibility and able to set your own work priorities.
You display a professional approach with a positive, hands-on attitude, willing to contribute to the everyday work of the team.
Accuracy, integrity and the ability to work within specific deadlines are essential for this role.
Manage statutory accounting together with external back office and Financial Supervisor.
Manage accruals and review differences with budget.
Reconcile general ledger and reporting.
Act as point of contact during internal / external audits.
Responsible for accurate and timely submission of AKQA / WPP Group reporting.
Support the treasury, with a focus on payments.
Produce finance dashboard to be shared with senior management.
Oversee intercompany reconciliations with international studios.
Ensure all accounting is supported by contractual documentation.
Organise, archive and maintain supporting documentation.
Responsible for individual SOX controls in month-end and AP process areas.
Skills and Experience
Enthusiastic about working within a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging environment.
Build strong relationships with peers / internal team and achieve results under potentially difficult circumstances.
Strong attention to detail and use of advanced data analysis techniques.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
High awareness of the importance of the role of Controller.
Academic background in Accounting or Economics.
Mastery of Excel and high level of numeracy.
Fluent English (spoken and written).