• Client Finance Manager

    Requisition ID
    2016-2259
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Category
    Finance and Accounting
  • Overview

    This position reports to the Client Team CFO, supporting finance teams across the WPP network and will be a key player during the quarterly Scope-of-Work (SOW) process. While focused on all aspects of client finance, this position will be required to build strong and effective working relationships with both internal finance teams within the WPP network as well as key Clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Liaise with various WPP Operating Groups and Companies as well as the Client during each quarterly SOW negotiation. This position will be required to take ownership of certain elements of the process including staff plans, variance analysis and the SOW document preparation.

     

    • Work with client finance teams in each operating group and company to accurately forecast, analyze and report client revenue, expenses and profitability on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis

     

    • Liaise with and advise account teams regarding all finance matters; work in conjunction with the teams to reach appropriate solutions to any and all issues
    • Monitor and analyze resource allocation vs. utilization (planned vs. actual)
    • Monitor contractual relationships with clients to ensure compliance with all billing, compensation and reporting terms

     

    • Prepare monthly revenue recognition adhering to corporate guidelines and client contracts
    • Manage P&L, WIP and AR for assigned clients

    Qualifications

     

    • Outstanding inter-personal skills with the proven ability to interact and pro-actively work with colleagues and clients of all levels and personalities
    • Strong analytical skills, highly logical and with a meticulous eye for detail
    • Sufficient professionalism and presence to liaise with clients and procurement re rates and reconciliations
    • Highly organized with the ability to handle simultaneous projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

     Preferred Skills:

     

    • 5+ years of financial analysis and/or accounting experience in an advertising or service industry environment

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