Ogilvy

  • Client Finance Analyst

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2018 10:08 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-4034
    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Department
    Finance
  • Overview

    The Client Finance Analyst provides financial support to client account teams and monitors budgets on a project basis.  This position will report into Client Finance Manager.  Job responsibilities include assisting in the creation of job estimates, budgets and client staffing plans, ensuring adherence to contract billing policies, providing summaries of monthly billing and reconciliations, and assisting with financial analysis and reporting as required.  This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious individual who takes pride in the work they produce, looking to continue gaining experience within Finance & Accounting – or looking to learn Finance within the advertising and marketing industry – at one of the top ten marketing communications firms worldwide.

    Responsibilities

    • 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
    • Forecast and perform annual budget preparation
    • Assist in the creation of job estimates, budgets, and client staffing plans, including calculating fees for client staffing plans
    • Assume role of primary financial contact for account team and resource manager on assigned client business
    • Generate professional financial reports for review with clients as directed by account team
    • Provide complete journal entries, time entry transfers and provide invoicing instructions
    • Reconcile labor hours on client projects
    • 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
    • Lead and participate in financial meetings
    • Open and manage jobs in coordination with account team.
    • Participate in the coordination and submission of all internal and external periodic reporting to Corp Headquarters and/or parent company (actuals, budgets, re-forecasts, balance sheet variance analyses, interest, foreign currency, special year end reporting items/YE reporting packages)
    • Prepare journal entries in relation to month end close
    • Assist in inter-company payables and receivables
    • Assist in all internal and external Audits
    • Participate in any and all Sarbanes Oxley initiatives
    • Perform reconciliations and analyses of key accounts and coordinate activities with the treasury and accounts payable department
    • 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
    • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
    • 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.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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