Aruliden is an award-winning brand creation and product innovation agency founded in 2006, by Rinat Aruh and Johan Liden. We create brands, products and experiences that matter. We work with a diverse range of Fortune 100 as well as digitally native brands in the Beauty, Lifestyle, and Consumer Technology space, rethinking categories and industries through design. With offices in NYC, SF, and Amsterdam our team works with global brands and clients to create cultural impact, fueled by business growth.

We are looking for a Finance Manager to play a key role in the financial operations of Aruliden. Supporting the Head of Finance, this role will oversee global revenue recognition, reporting, and billing. This includes partnering with our commercial leaders to understand project delivery updates and forecasting new business. This individual will help to ensure client and project information is accurately recorded in our system and develop reporting to drive senior-level decision making around client management and resource utilization. An important part of this role will be the constant optimization of the financial tools and processes used by the team.

What we expect:

  • Oversee global revenue recognition procedures, ensuring project revenue is recorded accurately and clients are billed promptly
  • Create weekly, monthly and annual revenue forecasts with target vs actual variance analysis 
  • Perform month-end journal entries related to deferred and accrued income
  • Work directly with project leads to ensure timely execution of projects
  • Manage and develop new revenue reporting tools within our project management software – Mavenlink
  • Coordinate with external procurement contacts to understand and document various client remittance procedures as well as follow up on past due receivables
  • Coordinating with teams to ensure project data is appropriately entered into Mavenlink
  • Understand current financial operations and identify opportunities for the design, documentation, and implementation of process improvements and increased controls to support the Company’s growing operations

What it will take:

  • 3-5 years of Finance or Accounting experience
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting/finance
  • Must have strong tech skills; ability to understand and be a champion of our project management software
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Be an innovator and have the ability to drive change.
  • Must be an analytical and critical thinker with the ability to dig deep into the details but present high-level findings to management.
  • Must demonstrate problem solving skills; and the ability to thrive in fast paced environments and work independently.
  • Must have high aptitude and enthusiasm for financial analysis
  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and functions
  • Expertise in QuickBooks, Expensify, and Mavenlink is a plus

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