Lerma Agency is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Controller to join our dynamic team in the Dallas, TX area. As the controller you will play a pivotal role in our financial operations, ensuring accuracy, integrity, and efficiency of our financial management systems. The Controller will manage the day-to-day operations of the accounting group, including accurate and timely processing of A/P, A/R and project accounting. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of project cost accounting and develop partnerships with key stakeholders throughout the organization to ensure project success. If you are a results-driven financial professional with a passion for advertising and finance, we encourage you to apply and help us achieve new heights in the industry.


  • Manage the general accounting work, including AR/AP, job costing and GL postings for projects.
  • Prepare and compile timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial results.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations and prepare necessary filings.
  • Monitor cash flow and liquidity to support the agency’s financial stability.
  • Implement cash flow projections and manage working capital effectively.
  • Analyze project cost and profitability and ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with project budgets to maximize positive cash flow.
  • Manage the preparation of the annual tax return process, working with our third-party tax accountants.
  • Maintain and improve financial software systems and tools.
  • Streamline financial processes and enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Oversee and support a team of financial professionals to create an environment of trust and productivity.
  • Foster a culture of financial responsibility and accountability.


  • 10+ years of experience in progressively responsible accounting roles in the advertising, media, or similar industry preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field; CPA preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of project cost control, percentage of completion accounting and expense recognition.
  • Proficient with Advantage®, Microsoft Dynamics, Mediaocean® or related software experience a plus.
  • Solid leadership skills and the ability to interface with and collaborate with senior executive management.
  • Skilled problem solver with a knack for working with people to achieve success.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently in a fast-changing and evolving service line.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to roll up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Paid company holidays, 2 floating holidays plus 14 holidays, 3 weeks paid vacation, and paid sick time.
  • Benefits: medical, dental, and vision paid by LERMA/ for the employee.
  • 401K plan with full company match up to 3%.
  • Annual profit-sharing.
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave.

Note: Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

LERMA/ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local laws.



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