Revenue & Payables Accountant - Media - £30-33,000

Covent Garden
From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Agency

My client is part of global digital agency based in over 24 countries within one of the biggest advertising networks. They have grown significantly over the past 3 years and it expected to have a turnover of about £8m in 2018. We work with some of the works market leading brands providing both digital products and communication/ brand services.

Role Summary:

In this role, you will be acting as key finance lead on revenue reporting in the business. This will cover all aspects of revenue reporting including but not limited to

    Ensuring all billing is done in a timely fashionMonthly revenue reporting ensuring that it is compliant with revenue recognition policy.Working with business leads to maintain key revenue reporting spreadsheetsPreparation of monthly accrued and deferred income schedules.Reporting monthly revenueMaintenance of all documentation in relation to revenue and sox complianceTimely billing of accrued incomeManagement of WIP balancesSet up new clients and new jobs
This role will also have responsibility for accounts payable and expenses. Most this process is carried out by a shared service centre but this role will be responsible for the managing the process from the agency side. Key areas of the role are

    Check invoices when they are received and submitting them to Finance PlusRaising POs for internal work and intercompanyCoding up the company credit cardTransitioning the expenses process over to Maconomy.Setting up new Vendors for internal costs and helping others set up for production costs
The role will involve significant internal liaison with account teams and other finance functions.

The position reports to the Financial Controller but it will also be necessary to work closely with Finance Director, Business Unit leads.

Experience and Qualifications:

Essential criteria:

    Experience of revenue recognition in an agency environment, based on project jobs and retainersExperience with accrued and deferred incomeHighly numerate and accurate graduatePart qualified ACA / CIMA /ACCA or equivalent or qualified by experienceStrong analytical skills and ability to interpret data to identify risk and opportunitiesResourceful, energetic, self-motivating and flexibleExcellent communication and interpersonal skills including ability to work across different culturesStrong presentational skills and ability to communicate effectively to a wide audienceAgency (or similar) experienceGood PC skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Personal Specification:

    Displays integrity - is sincere in own behavior and in dealings with others. Takes responsibility for own actions and visibly supports the senior leadership team and their agenda.
    Is results-focused - understands what is important to staff, clients, management and the agency and is committed to achieving goals. Tenacious approach to delivery, quality of output and organisation.
    Is reliable and instills confidence into members of the management team through timely delivery of information and plans. Works independently, but consults where appropriate.
    Excellent attention to detail.
    Self-motivated and self-aware - recognizes own strengths and weaknesses and is committed to own development.

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