Client Finance Manager
Updated on 5/19/2023
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Financial analysis
  • Manage multiple tasks, prioritize and organize workload and meet deadlines
  • Keep management updated of progress on projects and report back any difficulties, drawing on analytical or problem solving skills to resolve any difficulties
  • Ability to take on ad-hoc projects will exhibiting time management skills to ensure that monthly recurring tasks are completed as expected
  • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance required
  • Previous creative/industry experience (6+ years), which bills fixed price project or time-based fees plus expenses, or equivalent - strong preference for advertising/design business background- Definite knowledge of a creative fast paced environment
  • Client financial experience preferred
  • Familiarity with financial accounting working practices and standards
  • Experience of business planning cycle, budgeting process for the business, financial analysis, forecasting, profitability analysis, management accounts
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel, strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills (written and oral), organization ability and attention of detail, analytical, project management, customer service, documentation and technical writing skills
  • Financial software experience preferred but not compulsory
  • Support the Location Finance Director in the overall financial management of the team's client portfolio. This includes being responsible for accurately forecasting, analyzing, and reporting client revenue; constant analysis of resource allocation, recoverability and utilization (planned, sold and actual) and its correlation to client profitability
  • Work with Location Finance Director to be a financial and commercial partner to the Ogilvy Account team/s (and other internal departments as appropriate), by reviewing and approving scopes of work, and properly pricing staff plans for client engagements with an overall review for reasonableness
  • Support the Location Finance Director in monitoring contractual relationships with clients to ensure compliance with all commercial and compensation terms
  • Work with Location FD to review and negotiate contracts with suppliers and consultants
  • Responsible for monthly revenue recognition for material clients according to corporate guidelines and compliance with SOX. Maintain proper support and documentation for related revenue accruals and deferrals
  • Liaise and advise account teams on all commercial matters including issues related to: budgets, billings, expenses and collections and work in conjunction to reach appropriate solutions
  • Oversee and manage client finance analysts review of WIP, AR and related variance analysis - as well as monthly revenue reconciliation of billing, accrued revenue, deferred income and payments to other intercompany units
  • Actively partner with client's procurement team, as well as internal/external/client audit teams on all key financial matters
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10,001+ employees