Client Finance Manager




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Financial Management
  • Help develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive processes to enable multi-P&L revenue tracking for numerous program executions.
  • Review monthly fees and expenses and analyze client financials
  • Prepare journal entries for Corporate Finance
  • Provide strategic financial counsel to the client account leads
  • Develop internal budgets, projections and forecasts for client portfolio
  • Analyze monthly client financial statements for accuracy and explain significant variances to budget or forecast. 
  • Drive profitability by working with account teams to improve client and resource management 
  • Assist Account Teams in pricing client proposals and developing client budgets 
  • Communicate with client procurement regarding budget, billing and accounts receivable issues 
  • Facilitate monthly billing – liaison between account staff, project management team, contract office and billing department. 
  • Collaborate with project management and account teams on client budgets, revenue analysis and project audits 
  • Manage relationships with multiple stakeholders in order to effectively deliver on client and company goals
Project and Resource Management
  • Review management reports, including Missing Time, Utilization, (Over)/Under Service and Client Profitability.
  • Identify and communicate areas of concern and work with Account Staff to reach targeted metrics
  • Ensure Account Staff compliance with company policies including ethics policies, revenue recognition, time entry, travel and expense policies, billing and accounts payable
  • Comply with company policies and procedures including ethics policies and revenue recognition
  • Supervise team of 1-2 finance professionals. 
  • Assist in Account Staff training on internal systems, procedures and project management skills
  • Manage letter of intent/client contract process and ensure that projects are managed in accordance with contracts; assist with project budget tracking

Finance Manager reports to the Finance Director and works closely with their designated Client Relationship Manager.

Basic Qualifications

  • The Finance Manager must have a BS in Accounting/Finance with 4-6 years of accounting/financial management in the service industry. Advanced knowledge of Excel is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Public relations/Marketing Communications industry experience is preferred. Qualified candidates are client service oriented and possess strong financial analysis, management and communication skills, a team player attitude and possess a strong work ethic.

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Accounting and Finance

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United States-Chicago

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Jul 23, 2018, 8:37:48 PM

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