• Client Finance Manager

    Job ID
    2018-12096
    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Category
    Finance
    Company
    Omnicom Health Group
  • Overview

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    Location: New York

     

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

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS    

                                        

    Financial Reporting

    Design and implement client and product specific reporting needs and monitor all costs.

     

    Internal Client Relations

    Partners with Project management and Account Management teams in overseeing all financial aspects related to a given client or group of clients.

    Communicate with client procurement regarding budget, billing and accounts receivable issues

     

    Budgeting & Forecast

    Manage client PO’s, AR, WIP, Match Pay and client budgets and ensure that the Agency’s client teams are informed of how they are tracking vs their budgets

    Drive profitability by working with account teams to improve client and resource management

     

    JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    • Manage key financial points of client contracts working with Project management and Account group and Finance department.
    • Maintain Master Service Contracts and ensure that all contractual obligations are disseminated and followed.
    • Manage client PO’s, AR, WIP, and client budgets.
    • Design and implement any client and/or product specific reporting needs.
    • Work with the Project management and Account teams in order to perfect detailed client facing financial trackers that are informative and easy to view.
    • Ensure that the Agency’s client teams are informed of how they are tracking vs their budgets.
    • Initiate client conversations when a likelihood of either an under-run or over-run of project financials seems possible.
    • In conjunction with financial analyst, coordinate with shared service center (billing department) to ensure that all fee and out of pocket billing is sent to clients on schedule.
    • Review and transmit billing instructions/additional transfers, write-offs, estimates to shared service center and ensure all instructions are clear.
    • Explain any variances in revenue results vs forecast.
    • Work with account teams and show planned hours vs actual hours in order to adjust staffing as needed.
    • Work on ad hoc reporting requirements as requested by Account, Project Management and Finance teams.
    • Assist in overseeing a Client Finance Analyst.
    • Work to train analyst properly on financial tracking.

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

    EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of four years in finance
    • Agency experience a major plus

     

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    Microsoft Excel: Proficient in advanced functions and formulas to perform VLOOKUP, pivot tables, charts, graphs and data capture.

    Hyperion / SmartView / Cognos: Possess knowledge and understanding of Hyperion systems and or Cognos a plus.

     

    COMPETENCIES

     

    Teamwork

    Willingness to dive in and help the team, driven to elevate the finance team to better levels of service.

     

    Communication

    Is attentive and shows interest and is passionate about the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately

     

    Organization

    Creates clear goals, identifies and finds the resources (e.g. time, people, materials) needed to achieve them, and schedules tasks so that work is completed on time.

     

    Detail Orientation

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

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