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Client Finance Manager

Finance
Kansas City, MO
Req ID: 5823

Description

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 Client Finance Manager. The manager will interface with other VMLY&R Network offices and may require limited travel. This individual will be primary finance person responsible for:

  • Manpower Budgets, Forecasts, Actuals Tracking and Reporting
  • Assisting Account Management and Client Finance Director periodic forecasts of manpower, pricing scopes of work
  • Monthly tracking of actual time, out-of-pocket expenses and production costs
  • Supporting the Production and Media reconciliation process
  • Assisting Account Management with billing, monitoring unbilled inventory and month-end revenue accruals
  • Following-up on client receivables
  • Acting as the main point of contact and support for ad hoc reporting required by client engagement, VMLY&R Finance, and Executive Business Leads
  • Year-end Actualizations
  • Representing agency in client finance meetings
  • Contract Compliance, including coordination of any third party audits
  • Assisting VMLY&R Finance in month end close, budget preparation and financial reporting for selected clients.

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

Required Skills & Experience

  • Two to five years of experience in public or private financial accounting (advertising agency experience a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Extremely detailed-oriented
  • Exceptional client-facing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently, remain organized and multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Ability to travel occasionally

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.


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