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Finance Analyst

Chicago, IL
Req ID: 5826


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

VMLY&R is seeking a finance analyst who will be responsible for:

  • Provide analytical support to the agency and to the director of finance to help identify operational risk and opportunities.
  • Own the inter-company process which includes tracking inter-company activity, sending actual and forecast confirmations, and partnering with WPP OpCos to facilitate timely inter-company invoice submissions.
  • Partner with team leads to assess project performance to ensure timely and accurate billings and revenue recognition.
  • Request client invoices and submit them to the client via Ariba.
  • Prepare and distribute the monthly financial package report which includes consolidated AR, WIP and accrued/deferred revenue.
  • Track scopes of work and client purchase orders received.
  • Collaborate with project leads and the client procurement team to address any concerns.
  • Perform a monthly review of the P&L and balance sheet and provide commentary on significant variances.
  • Prepare and distribute the monthly outstanding purchase order report.
    Collaborate with the Controller Group to troubleshoot any issues with the banking program.
  • Provide support on various month-end close tasks.
  • Create and submit journal entries for posting.
  • Support SOX compliance efforts by documenting key controls for the monthly closing file and preparing for SOX audits.
  • Perform other adhoc projects as needed.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

  • High level of analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong system/computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Strong in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Required Experience

  • BS in finance or accounting
  • 3-5 + years of financial analysis experience
  • Prior experience in the advertising and communications industry is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting systems

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

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