• Job title Client Finance Analyst
  • Function Finance
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Experience Entry level
  • Parent brand Leo Burnett Group
  • Brand Leo Burnett
  • Agency Leo Burnett USA
  • Country United States
  • City Chicago

Title: Client Finance Analyst

Summary and Scope of Position:

Financial business partner to Leo Burnett & Publicis Groupe client teams reporting to a Client Finance Manager.  Responsible for client related finance matters including client reporting, client deliverable tracking, staff utilization tracking and client profitability analysis and reporting.

 

Responsibilities: 

Client Reporting

  • Partners with Client Finance Manager to develop reporting formats in accordance with client contracts
  • Works closely with client teams to ensure consistent process supports reporting needs including staff utilization and deliverable tracking
  • Prepares weekly client reporting based from SAP data
  • Partners with billing, production and client teams to ensure client report accuracy
  • Works to resolve client reporting related questions and requests

Client Profitability

  • Prepares client profitability reporting on a monthly basis
  • Works closely with Client Finance Manager and client teams to analyze issues and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Partners with client teams to implement profitability improvement strategies
  • Prepares and submits client profitability reporting in HFM in accordance with Publicis Groupe deadlines

Client Forecasts

  • Works closely with Client Finance Manager to prepare client profitability forecasts
  • Submits client profitability forecasts in HFM in accordance with Publicis Groupe deadlines

Contract Management

  • Ensures Agency is in compliance with current contractual guidelines

Other

  • Partners with client teams on consistent process implementation across all aspects of client related finance matters

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 1-2 years of related experience preferred (Open to recent graduates with related internship experience)
  • Strong technical skills, especially Microsoft Excel (Vlookups, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • SAP and HFM experience preferred
  • Service industry experience
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Comfortable digging through large volumes of reporting for key operational findings
  • Ability to maintain and grow positive client relationshipsSelf-motivation to work independently
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment

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