Client Finance Analyst

Role Overview:

Ogilvy & Mather is looking for a Client Finance Analyst to assist in

providing financial support to client account teams and monitoring the finances

& budgets related to client work and projects. You will report to the

Client Finance Manager, and join a team of passionate professionals dedicated

to providing accurate reporting and information to clients and internal

business units. Job responsibilities include assisting in the creation of budgets

and client staffing plans, job estimates, ensuring adherence to contract

billing policies, providing summaries of monthly billing and reconciliations,

and assisting with financial analysis and reporting as needed. This is an excellent

opportunity for a smart, ambitious individual who takes pride in the work

they produce, looking to continue gaining experience within Accounting

& Finance – or looking to learn Finance within the advertising and marketing industry

– at one of the top ten marketing communications firms worldwide.


Provide financial support to client account teams and monitor

client budgets on a project basis

Provide financial information to various departments and clients

as required

Provide monthly P&L reports and financial analysis in

the review of results and summary of monthly billings and reconciliation

Forecast and perform annual budget preparation

Manage all client facing staffing plans, and provide support

to account teams utilizing our staff planning tool, PPM.

Assist in the creation and cataloguing of job estimates,

budgets, SOW’s, and client staffing plans, including calculating fees for

client staffing plans

Assume role of primary financial contact for account team and

resource manager on assigned client business

Generate professional financial reports for review with clients

as directed by account team

Provide complete journal entries, time entry transfers, and invoicing


Reconcile labor hours on client projects

Secure client P.O. or necessary work/payment authorizations and

ensure adherence to contract billing policies and workflow procedures, as well

as monitor accounts receivable status and follow-up on aged balances with client

Participate in the coordination and submission of all internal

and external periodic reporting to Corp Headquarters and/or parent company

(actuals, budgets, re-forecasts, balance sheet variance analyses, interest,

foreign currency, special year end reporting items/YE reporting packages)

Prepare journal entries in relation to month end close, and

provide quarterly time reporting to clients within the North America region

Assist in inter-company payables and receivables

Assist in all internal and external Audits

Participate in any and all Sarbanes Oxley initiatives

Perform reconciliations and analyses of key accounts and coordinate

activities with the treasury and accounts payable department

Participate in Ad Hoc projects as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required

1-3 years of related financial analysis and/or accounting experience,

preferably within an advertising, marketing, PR or service industry environment.

Solid knowledge of accounting (Balance Sheet, A/R, P&Ls,

etc.) and a thorough understanding of accounting principles is crucial.

A positive outlook and imagination

Strong analytical skills

Superior communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent experience with MS Office, especially Excel.

Creating and using complicated spreadsheets are part of everyday work, so the

ideal candidate should be very computer adept and a fast learner of new


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