Careers

Luckie is constantly growing, constantly looking for the brightest talent and constantly trying to find more chairs to put all these new people in. If you’re interested in joining up, check in with our HR department for recent openings.

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Job Openings

Senior Accountant

Luckie & Company is looking to add a Senior Accountant in the near future on our finance and accounting team.  The position will be in our Birmingham, AL office, but will support each agency location.

We’re searching for a positive, professional and collaborative individual with past advertising agency, interactive agency or professional services accounting experience to join our growing team. Candidates must be comfortable in an agency client finance environment as well as working closely with agency team members in the account management, digital, media, traffic/production and creative departments to complete his/her job duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Month-end client billing with strict adherence to client contracts and billing procedures
  • Work with the client account teams to accurately record monthly revenue recognition to support the monthly close
  • Assist in the month-end close process centered on forecast vs. actual financial analysis and the completion of a monthly management reporting package
  • Assist Finance Manager in generating and reconciling monthly client reporting packages for each client account team
  • Respond to ad-hoc reporting requests for management, department managers, account management teams and/or finance
  • Research and prepare accounting variance analysis reports
  • Assist with general ledger account reconciliations, monthly visa/bank account reconciliations and accounts payable entries from time-to-time
  • Support the Finance Manager as needed in updating the agency’s rolling forecasting process
  • Act as an administrator for the Advantage accounting/operating system
  • Assist Finance Manager and Controller in documenting needed internal controls and procedures

Skills and Experience:

  •  2+ years of finance/accounting experience
  • At least 1 year of advertising agency, interactive agency or professional services finance/accounting experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience
  • Pivot tables, filters, v-lookups and other advanced data analysis tools
  • Database/dataset queries to drive charts, graphs and monthly trend analysis vs. KPIs
  • Four year college degree in accounting or finance
  • Attention to detail, organized and desire for continuous improvement
  • Advantage or Microsoft Dynamics ERP operating/financial system experience a significant plus
  • Strata media experience a plus
  • CPA/CPA candidate, CMA or other finance certifications a plus

If you think this is the job for you, send your resume and salary requirements to our HR Director – Melissa Wheeler at melissa.wheeler@luckie.com. Place “Sr Accountant” in the subject line.  No recruiters please.

Luckie is hiring: Senior Intelligence Analyst in Suwanee, GA

Integrative Logic, a division of Luckie, is looking for a Senior Intelligence Analyst for our Suwanee, GA office.   The SR IA is responsible for analyzing large datasets, spread
across multiple clients, to derive actionable insights and guidance for account management and clients.

The Ideal Candidate has:

  • Ability to pull actionable insights from large sets of data with minimal oversight.  Knows the difference between an analysis and a report
  • Strong communications skills (both external and internal).  Has the ability to explain complex mathematical concepts to less data-savvy stakeholders is a plus.  This role will be responsible for client presentations
  • Moderate to High level of understanding of database structure and development (SQL Server, OLAP Cube Structure)
  • Understanding of core analytic methodologies (regression, cluster analysis, factor analysis, decision trees, etc)
  • Experience developing reports and analyses from a variety of different sources, email, social, paid search, SEO, Direct Mail, purchase data etc.). Digital experience is a huge plus
  • Experience visualizing data for reports and dashboards with Tableau
  • Experience working in fast paced marketing environments with tight deadlines
  • Ability to QA databases and dataset for accuracy
  • Independent thinking who can work with limited supervision and see projects through to implementation
  • Ability to independently identify opportunities for research and testing.High proficient at Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to research and identify sources of data from various production systems for reporting applications
  • Willingness to maintain a strategic understanding of CRM
  • 1-2 years experience using SAS and/or SQL to analyze data
  • 1-2 years experience segmenting customers
  • 1-2 years experience working with large data derived from multiple inputs
  • Experience working in a Marketing/Advertising Agency servicing multiple clients is a plus

If you think this is the role for you, send your resume and salary requirements to our Human Resources Director,  Melissa Wheeler at melissa.wheeler@luckie.com. Place “Sr IA” in the subject line.

 

Luckie is Hiring: Front-End Developer

We are seeking a talented front-end web developer to build dynamic digital solutions for our clients. You will be working to add dynamic web & social functionality through the use of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, extensive HTML/CSS development experience, as well as Javascript frameworks and ability to use Photoshop to develop from comps, and will be able to get up to speed quickly.

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment, from making pixel perfect sites that meet the design requirements to integrating code with the back-end development team.
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop; able to cutup comps from the design team.
  • Strong HTML skills; knowledge of how to use appropriate hooks in HTML to build and refine clean semantic HTML.  Familiar with HTML5 and with HTML5 polyfills
  • Deep understanding of CSS inheritance and how to use it to your advantage.  Sass knowledge preferred.
  • A good ideology for managing maintainable, scalable and cross-browser code across large sites.
  • Familiar with source control principles and comfortable with GitHub.
  • In-depth knowledge of IE quirks and how to address them, as well as all other major browsers and versions.
  • Medium level javascript experience, familiarity with common libraries necessary, but able to read and write tight, modular, JS. Some Coffeescript experience preferred, not required.

It’s a bonus if you have:

  • Social App Development – Experience in building social sites or apps (Facebook, etc.)
  • Shortstack or other Sweepstakes Apps

This is a mid-level to senior position; we’re looking for somebody who has at least 3+ years of web development experience.

Candidates should send resumes to Melissa.wheeler@luckie.com with the subject “front end developer”.   The position will be based in our Birmingham, AL office.

Luckie is hiring: Ruby on Rails Developer (Birmingham, AL or Suwanee, GA)

We’re looking for the our newest digital team member.  You’ll be responsible for:

  • Participating in all phases of the software development cycle: from product definition and design through implementation, debugging, and testing.
  • Working collaboratively with other engineers
  • Working closely with the Product and Design teams as part of an Agile Development process
  • Analyzing and studying complex system requirements
  • Translating design specs into clean, concise, maintainable software
  • Testing, debugging and refining software to produce the required product
  • Enhancing software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency

To win the space on this talented team, we require the following specific skills:

  • Advanced knowledge in Ruby on Rails (Minimum 2 years)
  • Experience with NoSQL and Ruby on Rails (MongoDB and Mongoid preferred)
  • Experience with git and github (branching, tagging, merges, etc.)
  • Experience with deployment stack (nginx, Apache, Heroku, EngineYard, Linux, etc.)
  • Experience with end to end debugging and performance (ruby debugger, newrelic, etc.)
  • Experience with integration and unit testing code.  Automated testing preferred.
  • Front End development in HAML, HTML and JavaScript a huge plus
  • Experience a plus for Agile related tracking software familiarity, such as Pivotal, RallyOne, or Jira.
  • College degree in related field
  • Good communication skills

If you think this is the role for you, send resumes to Human Resources Director Melissa Wheeler at melissa.wheeler@luckie.com. Place “Ruby Developer” in the subject line.

Applying For a Job? Here's What Not to Do

As the economic recovery continues its uphill climb, many millennials are bearing the burden. Statistics from various reports average around 18% unemployment for 16-24 year olds and 10% for 25-29 year olds. That’s a harsh reality for the recent college grad who scraped to pay bills in school while dreaming of a million-dollar job after graduation.

I don’t have the solution to the employment crisis but I can share common mistakes some millennial job seekers make when trying to break into the working world.

Observation 1: Proofreading is not a thing of the past
Surely you should proofread your resume, right? Well, apparently not everyone thinks so. I recently received a resume for a Proofreading position at the agency that had several spelling errors. Uh, no thanks. I dismiss candidates with mistake-riddled resumes as not being serious about the position.

The same goes for emails with attached cover letters and resumes. Emails referencing attached documents are fine (although I prefer the text of the cover letter copied into the email). Just don’t use slang, misspellings, or ramble. Keep in mind that this information represents you and your work.

Observation 2:  Treat all tools with respect
Tools to aid your job search are endless: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, etc. It’s a great idea for a candidate to reference a blog or Twitter feed to show his or her writing skills but remember to treat those spaces with the same planning and preparation you would in a job interview. Those outlets are a representation of you – if your Facebook or Twitter feeds feature scantily clad or drunken pics and captions with foul language, that’s how you’ll be perceived.

And you might want to ditch that partyguy@gmail.com email account and goofy voice mail message while you’re at it. Answer every phone call as if it is the final stage of an interview. Always carry yourself just as you would in a job interview, even if you think no one is watching.

Observation 3: Job seeking is your job, not mine
I’m dumbfounded at the number of emails and voice mails I get each week that follow this exact pattern:

“Hi, this is Sam Smith. I’m a recent college graduate looking for a position with your agency. Can you call me and tell me if you have a job open? Call me at 123-4567.”

Such messages show a lack of initiative. Follow our blog, check our website – do some homework. I love candidates who make an effort to tailor their resume to a specific job position and tell us how their skills will benefit the agency.

Observation 4:  Congratulations, you’ve got an interview – don’t blow it
Please avoid these interview faux pas:

  • Ladies, if you wear a skirt or dress, test it while sitting down – make sure it’s not too short. And test your top while you’re at it, too.
  • Don’t chew gum.
  • Don’t answer calls or text while you’re interviewing.
  • Don’t tell me you want to work for our company because our website is cool – tell me something about specific work we’ve done for a client. Do your homework.

Most importantly, ask questions. I’ll remember your interview better than the 15 others I conducted that day if you’re engaging.

Some of these tips may seem obvious, but job seekers continue to be plagued by them. Competition is fierce, even for entry-level positions.  I can’t solve the economic problems overnight (or ever) but I can try to help you avoid being your own worst obstacle.

Melissa Wheeler is Human Resources Director at Luckie & Company. You can contact her by email.

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Melissa Wheeler

Human Resources Director

205.874.8151

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