Client Finance Manager - San Francisco

San Francisco
24 May 2019
30 May 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time

The Client Finance Manager partners with the account management team in overseeing all financial aspects related to a given client or group of clients. This position assists the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure financial controls and policies are in place and followed.

Key Responsibilities:

* Manage client financial reports, AR, WIP, client budgets with account teams to ensure that the agency's client teams are informed and tracking against billing, job maintenance and budgets.

* Ensure new clients are properly set–up in the system and client billing rates are accurate

* In conjunction with Director of Finance and Operations and Account leads, coordinate with shared service center (billing department) to ensure that all fee and out of pocket billing is sent to clients on schedule

* Prepare monthly revenue accruals

* Review and transmit billing instructions/additional transfers, write–offs, estimates to shared service center and ensure all instructions are clear

* Prepare and distribute client P&L reporting, monthly direct labor reporting and variance analysis

* Design and implement any client and/or product specific reporting needs

* Assist in improving financial performance with management of client P&L, revenue and staff cost ratio

* Work on ad hoc reporting requirements as requested by account, project management and finance teams

* Manage AX issues until resolved – troubleshoot and resolve discrepancies

* Support Director of Finance in creating and maintaining policy & procedures manual

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* 7+ years in client finance management roles. Advt/PR agency experience required

* Bachelors degree in finance or accounting required

* Proficient in advanced functions and formulas to perform VLOOKUP, pivot tables, charts, graphs and data capture

* Experience with AX, Smart View a plus

* Working knowledge of client cost accounting

* Experience managing a small team

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Exceptional ability to problem solve

* Ability to multi task and excel in a fast paced environment

* Acute attention to detail, with an emphasis on consistency and continuity

* Ability to work closely with senior level account management, finance and client counterparts

* Must have authorization to work in the U.S.