Client Finance Manager

Y&R   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Media


5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

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The Brief:

The Client Finance Manager works closely with Account Services to monitor staffing, agency compensation, and profitability on assigned client accounts. May work with Y&R and partner agencies on global accounts.


Client Accounting

• Ensure compliance with client contract.

• Client billing administered per individual contract terms

• Work closely with Shared Financial Services on client billing activity.

• Maintain a pro-active stance in helping to resolve problems and key issues on clients.

• Manage working investment on clients (accounts payable, accounts receivable, unbilled inventory/revenue).

• Act as liaison with WPP offices and administer inter-company service agreements between companies.

• Manage various client reporting requests

• Client audits, compliance, procurement

• Month-end close, including revenue recognition, reporting and commentary

Client Budget

• Work directly with Marketing and Finance clients to assist in developing budgets

• Participate in the monthly actual preparation

Client Scope

• Work with Account Teams in the development of annual scopes of work

• Develop and price a manpower utilization plan against an approved scope of work

• Internal reporting of manpower utilization for staffing decision and client profitability development


We'd love if it you:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ yrs experience working in service industry, ideally advertising or media
  • Strong analytical skills, highly logical and with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Proven ability to interact and pro-actively work with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • 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
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills