Full-Time

Vice President

Client Finance

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Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick

1,001-5,000 employees

Global communications agency leveraging technology

Consulting
Social Impact

Senior, Expert

New York, NY, USA

Required Skills
Communications
SAP Products
Financial analysis
Excel/Numbers/Sheets
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting with 10 - 15 years of experience
  • Advanced knowledge of financial systems (SAP preferred) and Microsoft Excel
  • Deep understanding of financial accounting, P&L, Balance Sheet management and revenue recognition methodologies
  • Ability to get to the root cause of an issue, problem solve for the long term but happy with iterations of solutions of the in-between
  • Ability to effectively mentor and manage finance directors and managers
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Consulting & client service oriented mindset and ability to foster positive working relationships both externally and internally
  • Comfortable working in a complex, matrix environment and demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders’ expectations
  • Strong financial analysis and planning skills; demonstrated strong business acumen
  • CPA or public accounting experience is a plus
  • Professional services industry experience preferred
Responsibilities
  • Scale client finance NA process on key major accounts on a global/regional level with partnership and collaborations from the local offices
  • Own the management of the monthly &/or quarterly internal and client facing financial reports describing results to date, forward projections compared to projected quarter and budgeted annual performance, including commentary around noticeable trends; communicate and set expectation on the risks and opportunities in the forecast & mitigate business risks through improved visibility and control
  • Establish & maintain ongoing client side procurement and finance relationship and provide senior level financial advisory and guidance to our internal client team
  • Provide guidance and strategic advisory on new business commercial proposals on key accounts
  • Lead & train the client finance team on how to maintain internal revenue & client facing trackers; drive monthly revenue review process for % effort complete in partnership with client service team
  • Drive effort in simplifying internal financial processes with the goals of clarity and actionable business insights in mind
  • Create and drive reports that help identify areas of improvement across accounts; suggest improvements that would drive improvement beyond one account (e.g.over/under service, missing time, revenue risk and staffing plans)
  • Provide financial onboarding to dedicated account staff to help educate on client deal terms and with financial literacy
  • Drive cross functional staff training on internal/and or external systems and procedures

Weber Shandwick is an earned-first global communications agency that leverages a range of communication technologies and methods to deliver impactful results for its clients.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

$2.2M

Headquarters

New York, New York

Founded

2001

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

-2%

2 year growth

0%