Commercial Finance Analyst

Finance & Commercial London, England


Position at Mindshare

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Role: Commercial Finance AnalystDepartment/Team: UK Finance Team

Role Objective

We’re looking for a Commercial Finance Analyst to become part of the Mindshare UK finance team, reporting to the Finance & Compliance Manager.  This is a key role, with an overriding objective to help ensure that the agency is complying with all aspects of its contractual commitments. This includes working with various teams to ensure contractual compliance and notifications to clients are managed accurately and in a timely manner. 


About the role


Core Responsibilities

Client compliance:

  • Assist in preparing client pass back’s in line with our contracts, client notifications and declarations to clients and/ or global commercial finance teams.
  • Ensuring the system setup of new clients and changes to existing clients are as per client agreements.
  • Work to reduce the Media accruals by resolving Media Supplier queries within the Client Teams.
  • Reviewing details for individual media accruals prior to any Contractual Compliance returns are made to reduce potential risk to our business.


Client audits:

  • To assist with client audits liaising with third party audit firms.
  • Prepare and organise supporting documentation and audit information requests.
  • Ensure we are compliant with our client contracts flagging as soon as possible any potential red flags.
  • Ensure post-audit remediation plans are executed and ensure any changes are communicated to the relevant account teams immediately. 



  • Communicate to the agency/to appropriate personnel any new financial and commercial group policies and ensure these are being implemented.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of Monthly reporting for all OMI.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of Balance sheet monthly reposting for OMI.
  • Ensure we comply with SOX controls.


About you


  • Ability to manage different stakeholders, with the gravitas and self-confidence to ensure that common objectives are met.
  • First class communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Desire to work collaboratively and establish and maintain internal and external networks.
  • Proficient user of MS Excel
  • Mediaocean system knowledge.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure, the ability to problem solve and meet tight deadlines.
  • Studying towards professional qualification ACA, ACCA, CIMA


What we can offer you

  • A strong salary commensurate and in-line with relevant experience
  • 25 days annual leave and your birthday day off
  • Ongoing internal and external training opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • The opportunity to attend industry conferences and awards nights
  • Career and personal progression
  • Private Healthcare
  • Excellent pension matching structure

About Mindshare


Mindshare is a leading global marketing and media services network with billings in excess of £23billion worldwide. We work with some of the most famous businesses and brands in the UK – such as Unilever, Ford, KFC, Marks & Spencer and TK Maxx. The Mindshare network consists of 116 offices across 86 countries throughout the USA, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific; each dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands.


Our approach

Our ambition is to drive Good Growth for our clients.

Good Growth is about delivering growth that is enduring and is considerate of people and planet. Media is a powerful force, and we need to be mindful of the responsibility that it brings. We help our clients make better decisions by ensuring we use media in a trusted, inclusive and sustainable way. We recognise that in order to drive Good Growth, we need to place people at the heart of everything we do. Understanding people, not demographics allows us to place media meaningfully into their lives. 


Good Growth is a big ambition – one which inspires change for the industry but also for our agency and we achieve this through our values of Energy, Empathy and Impact. 

Working for Mindshare

Our brilliant people allow us to deliver our ambition. We invest heavily in their development to ensure they are progressing and thriving wherever they work in our business. We also think inspiration for our staff is key and our pinnacle and flagship event of the year, Huddle, connects people, opinions and perspectives across borders and is all about learning something new and participating.​

Committed to Diversity & Inclusion

We have a big dream at Mindshare, to become the most inclusive place to work in the country! This will take time but the whole agency is passionate about making it a reality. To support this, we currently have 8 Employee Resource Groups available for our people to join and be a part of including, Roots, PrideM, Women in Business, Enable, Declassify, 0Borders, ADAM and Working Parents. These groups hold the agency to account for making progress and, along with our Mental Health Allies, design and lead events and initiatives that help us create a welcoming environment to all and a place where everyone can be their most confident self.