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Senior Controller - Advertising | Job #12683

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Job Description:

We’re hiring a senior controller for an advertising client in Santa Monica. This is a mid-sized award-winning digital agency so experience working within an ad agency or media company is key for this position; knowledge of production and media billing in addition to responding to RFPs, new pitches and client retainers is required.

As senior controller, you’ll be responsible for all areas of accounting operations such as financial reporting, revenue, A/R, A/P, internal controls and special projects. You’ll be a key member of the Executive team and have a direct impact on the corporate strategy and operations of the company by improving operational efficiency and the bottom line.

Oversight of all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P and GL ensuring billings, payments and receivables are current and accurate.
Develop annual company budget and maintain accurate monthly projections.
Responsible for period-end accruals, adjustments for expenses, revenue and write-offs in accordance with GAAP.
Review monthly client retainers, fees and expense detail for accuracy.
Reviews employee expense reports to ensure proper account designation.
Ensures timely and accurate reconciliations of all bank and investments accounts.
Approve/process payroll and any staffing pay changes.
Provide management with timely monthly financial report describing results to date, forward projections compared to budget and commentary on areas of concerns and significant differences, so management can make informed decisions and make corrective actions.
Partner with account teams and/or President in pricing client’s annual Scope of Work and any Requests for Proposals/Information.
Ensure written client, vendor and production agreement is obtained (via contract, letter of agreement, signed scope of work, etc.) for all work and are appropriately archived and classified.


At least 10 years of experience in advertising or media production.
Demonstrated expertise in financial management and accounting.
Strong problem-solving skills
Resourceful and flexible
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Advanced experience in Advantage Accounting Software is a big plus    

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Artisan Creative’s Bio:

Artisan Creative has spent the last 20+ years in creative staffing and recruitment helping candidates find both freelance and full time roles in the Print,Digital, Broadcast, Marketing, Social Media and Communication fields.

We work with a variety of clients from Advertising and Design agencies to in-house teams in the Entertainment, Health and Beauty, Fashion, Financial, Technology and Manufacturing verticals to name a few. For a complete list of our core capabilities, please visit

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