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Senior Client Finance Analyst

Senior Client Finance Analyst

ID 
2017-2573
Category 
Finance
Employment Type 
Regular Full-Time
Location 
US-IL-Chicago

More information about this job

 

Attention challengers of normal. We need curious people. The kind of people who know that ideas sometimes have to be wrestled to the ground and other times taken out for dinner. We need people to make ideas that move people. Is it fun? Yep. Is it hard work? Yep. We have good coffee. We will pay you. You will grow. Come on in, the water is fine.

Summary

Responsible for the successful management and reporting of financial information across multiple clients. The Senior Client Finance Analyst (SCFA) partners with account, project management, and finance teams to develop and maintain effective project financial status and reporting. Ensures agency success by maintaining adherence to contract terms and conditions, WPP policies, SOX and statutory compliance for clients.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the day to day financial reporting needs for all clients including but not exclusive to: billing status reports, hours summary reports, retainer/SOW tracking, month end client reporting and ad hoc requests
  • Provide guidance to the Client Finance Analyst and Client Finance Associates financial reporting analysis
  • Present financial analysis to Finance Director and management
  • Manage the status of accounts and balances including Accounts Receivable, Work in Progress (WIP), Deferred and Accrual; and identifying inconsistencies
  • Issue and track invoices across multiple clients to minimize unbilled, unpaid and WIP position as well as assure collectability as needed
  • Conduct monthly status meetings with client teams to ensure all clients remain informed on their outstanding debts and deadlines and secure payment for outstanding debts
  • Review and verify month end close with Finance Director as it relates to revenue, billings, WIP, Deferred and Accruals as well as overall financial health
  • Maintain oversight of open/close client job numbers, estimates and PO’s across the agency
  • Responsible for the adherence of billing documentation and approval processes by the Account, Project Management, and Finance team.
  • Oversee client OOP including travel and intercompany partners
  • Identify issues in processes and trends within the industry; recommend change and process improvements
  • Adhere to agency process and financial policies; identify ways to improve processes
  • Provide regular updates to Client Finance Manager or Finance Director
  • Enter time reports once a week, at a minimum, and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense
  • Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other related field
  • 3+ years experience working in a financial reporting role
  • Advanced understanding of financial management principles and ensures decisions are fiscally sound and responsible.
    • Thoroughly understands financial reports such as: statements of cash flow, income statements and balance sheets.
    • Knowledgeable of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and how they are applied in finance.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple tasks and projects accurately within deadlines and constraints
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by;
    • Responding to account and client requests in a timely manner.
    • Relating complex terms and reports to client and partners of all levels.
    • Leading internal status meetings, providing clear and concise information to the client
    • Ensuring account team has clear understanding of current financial performance for specified clients.
  • Advanced Excel skills including the ability to: complete VLOOKUPS, Pivot tables, and to use charts/graphs to convey financial reporting.
  • Highly proficient in agency financial system demonstrated by the ability to learn new systems quickly and basic navigation.
  • Proactive approach, demonstrated through actions such as:
    • Provide regular and thorough project updates to team members
    • Anticipate potential problems or obstacles, communicating concerns and solutions

Who We Are

We make inspiring creative. It’s not always the kind of work that hangs in a gallery, but it’s the kind that inspires people to buy well. We are an enterprise of thinkers and tinkerers armed with tools you won’t find anywhere else. We work hard. We play hard. We make rules. We break rules. We win awards that make our clients happy and your friends jealous. We will help move your career forward. We will challenge you, and we will celebrate successes with you. 
 
Geometry Global, the world’s largest and most international brand activation agency, drives conversion, action and purchase through award-winning programs that change behavior and inspire people to buy well. With teams in 56 markets, Geometry Global has expertise in shopper, digital, experiential, relationship, promotional and trade marketing. Some of our clients are big hitters like Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, and Mondelez. Geometry Global is a WPP company. (NASDAQ: WPPGY). www.geometry.com 

Geometry Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and great training programs. With the high volume of replies, we receive, it is not possible for us to personally respond to all prospective candidates. Please be assured that your resume will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there is an interest in your background and experience.

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