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Controller - North America

Boston, MA

About this role

Aquent LLC is the global leader in marketing and creative staffing for 30 years. Privately held, Aquent LLC, has a brand presence spanning 7 countries and 40 plus cities. We are seeking a Controller for our North America operations, who thrives in a results-driven environment that is progressive and innovative. Do you share the same entrepreneurial spirit we were founded upon and maintain today? If so, keep reading:

This person will report to the VP, Finance and will lead the accounting and GAAP financial reporting function at the Company, maintaining acceptable accounting practices and controls. This person will have two direct reports, one in the General Ledger and Financial Reporting area and one responsible for Accounts Payable. In addition, the direct management of our outsourced Accounts Receivable management partner, which covers all client billing, credit assessment and collection activities, is a requirement of this position.


  • Key business partner supporting the various sales organizations assess potential opportunities as well as assist with pricing these opportunities

  • Support and oversee monthly, quarterly and year-end close process including global and regional-based financial consolidations

  • Oversee, publish and present timely monthly financial statements and financial reports including key performance indicators to management

  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources, while maintaining a high level of accuracy

  • Advise global accounting staff, as well as other teams, on the handling of non-routine transactions

  • Develop, implement and maintain internal controls while continuously improving the company’s accounting processes to eliminate waste and shorten the close process, including training and leadership of the accounting and finance team

  • Additional responsibilities and projects as assigned in support of business objectives


  • Proficiency with US GAAP, with demonstrated experience in a global company, including the consolidation of multiple legal entities; a CPA with public accounting experience in a national or regional accounting firm

  • Strong leader with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must view providing “world class” customer service as a requirement of the Accounting team

  • Experience implementing/maintaining accounting/ERP systems, developing reporting and analytics capabilities

  • Experience in establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls

  • Exhibits a high degree of integrity and ethics

  • Strong management/leadership skills; ability to lead people and get results through others

  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage complexity and lead multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively with the capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful completion

  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills necessary for interaction with company leadership and peers across various functions

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA a plus but not required

What We Offer:

  • An innovative workspace in Boston’s Back Bay

  • Generous benefits package: medical, vision and dental benefits, generous 401(k), FSA, tuition reimbursement, paid sick/vacation time, and more

  • An unusually generous and flexible vacation offered - AKA vacation when you need it

  • Free use of company's Hawaii beach house
    Industry reputation: we are the world's largest marketing creative staffing firm

If you would like to learn more about this role, let’s start a conversation - apply so we can connect!!

Aquent LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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