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Client Finance Associate

Client Finance Associate

ID 
2018-2868
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 Client Finance Associate partners with account and finance teams to develop and maintain effective project financial status and reporting.

What You'll Do

  • Manage financial reporting for all clients including: billing status reports, hours summary reports, retainer tracking, managing and coordinating month end client reporting requirements and ad hoc requests
  • Track project and SOW status with client teams
  • Participate in month –end close as it relates to revenue
  • Follow up with account team members to confirm percentage of completion per project
  • Maintain oversight of client job numbers, estimates and PO’s
  • Conduct monthly status meetings with client teams as it pertains to client retainers and projects adjustments Responsible for billing documentation (billing request forms etc.) and approval processes.
  • Oversee client OOP including travel and intercompany partners
  • Provide ongoing reports to client teams, with a keen understanding to the financial health (the big picture) based on monthly financial performance
  • Work with functional department heads to track finances as needed
  • Stay informed of industry trends, news, applications and best practices
  • Recommend change and process improvements where justifiable
  • Adhere to agency process and Sarbanes-Oxley financial policies; identify ways to improve processes
  • 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
  • 1+ experience (internship) working in an agency setting
  • Successful track record managing multiple projects concurrently. Ability to manage and complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines and constraints
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication to clients, internal staff, and executive management
    • Ability to interface with high-level client partners as needed
  • Excellent organizational skills to work efficiently and effectively
    • This applies to personal time management and organizational skills as well as to the ability to extend such practices across a team
  • Excellent consultative skills and an open mind to help develop business solutions for client
    • Ability to translate business strategy into tactics
  • Solid expectation management and conflict resolution skills in a fast paced environment
  • Expertise in the MS Office Professional Suite, specifically Excel, Word and Power Point
  • A dynamic personality and ability to shift modes of operation without compromise
  • Proficient in agency financial system (SAP)
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Develop productive and respectful internal relationships with account team
  • 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
    • Keep abreast of current trends and the latest technological advances and shares out information

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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