Client Finance Partner - Agency

Covent Garden
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A great opportunity has arisen for a commercially focused Revenue/Budget Analyst/Controller to work for an well-known and highly respected global communications and advertising company. Working with both the Account & Client Management teams the role of Finance Partner is a key financial position within the agency providing commercial support. This is an interesting role for an individual who has gained their experience within a marketing services/creative agency and has proven experience of client accounting. You will be able to effectively work and communicate with both finance and non finance people and be highly customer/commercially focused. The client is ideally looking for someone on a short notice period. The Role: • Monthly revenue forecasting and reporting • Work with Account Leads for each client to establish forecast variance • Provide supporting analysis for budget reviews and variances • Oversee Client WIP Management • Supervise and develop finance assistants • Support fee negotiations, construct staff plans, fee proposals, reconciliations and contractual matters • Work with Account Leads to establish project fees and fee agreements • Management of hedging and review of WIP • Liaise with regional management and clients on financial management issues • Ensure compliance with client contracts. The Person: • Extensive WIP Management/Budget Control/Revenue analysis gained within a creative/marketing services agency • Commercially focused with the ability to see the bigger picture • Advanced Excel skills • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build excellent working relationships with clients, account management team, being able to influence as required • Proactive, forward thinking, highly motivated and logically minded • Ability to work to tight deadlines