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Client Finance Associate - Freelance

Client Finance Associate - Freelance

Requisition ID 
2017-2068
Location 
US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 
8/22/2017
Department  
Admin/Finance

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Overview

The Client Finance Associate provides financial support to client account teams.  Job responsibilities include issuing client invoices, leading WIP and Out of Pocket meetings; providing financial support to client account teams and ensuring adherence to contract billing policies.

Responsibilities

  • Issuing client invoices
  • Lead and participate in financial meetings (WIP and Out of Pocket)
  • Secure client P.O. or necessary work/payment authorizations and ensure adherence to contract billing policies and workflow procedures, as well as monitor accounts receivable status and follow-up on aged balances with client
  • Provide financial support to client account teams and monitor client budgets on a project basis
  • Provide financial information to various departments and clients as required
  • Provide client financial analysis in the review of monthly results and summary of monthly billings and reconciliation
  • Assist in the creation client staffing plans, including calculating fees for client staffing plans
  • Generate professional financial reports for review
  • Prepare journal entries and submit them to the Corporate Controller Group
  • Reconcile labor hours on client projects
  • Assist in internal and external Audits
  • Participate in Sarbanes Oxley initiatives
  • Participate in Ad Hoc projects as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 2-5 years of related financial analysis and/or accounting experience, preferably within an advertising, marketing, PR or service industry environment.
  • Finance/Accounting knowledge (Balance Sheet, A/R, P&Ls, etc.) While this isn't an accounting position, understanding accounting principles is crucial.
  • A positive outlook and imagination
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in within a team and independently
  • Excellent experience with MS Office, especially Excel. Creating and using complicated spreadsheets are part of everyday work, so the ideal candidate should be very computer adept and a fast learner of new applications.
  • Microsoft Outlook and SAP experience is a plus