Client Finance Analyst - Ogilvy Denver

Company: Ogilvy
Job type: Full-time

Overview:
About Ogilvy 
David Ogilvy famously said: "If each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants." We're looking for the 'giants' who will help us be better, think bigger, and go farther to increase growth and impact for our clients, our culture, and our communities. We believe that you may be one of those people. If you want to be part of the best creative platform for growth on the planet – where you get to create and champion the big ideas that help businesses take leaps from the now to the next -- read on!
About the Role 
The Client Finance Analyst provides financial support to client account teams and monitors budgets on a project basis. You will report into a Client Finance Manager. Job responsibilities include assisting in the creation of job estimates, budgets and client staffing plans; ensure adherence to contract billing policies; provide summaries of monthly billing and reconciliations; and assist with financial analysis and reporting. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, person who takes pride in the work they produce, looking to continue gaining experience within Finance & Accounting – or looking to learn Finance within the advertising and marketing industry – at one of the top ten marketing communications firms worldwide.
 
 
Responsibilities:
Provide financial support to client account teams and monitor client budgets on a project basis
Provide financial information to multiple departments and clients
Provide client financial analysis in the review of monthly results, and summary of monthly billings and reconciliation
Forecast and perform annual budget preparation
Help create job estimates, budgets, 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 provide invoicing instructions
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, and monitor accounts receivable status and follow-up on aged balances with client
Lead and participate in financial meetings
Open and manage jobs with account team
Participate in the coordination and submission of 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)
Support inter-company payables and receivables
Support internal and external Audits
Perform reconciliations and analyses of accounts and coordinate activities with the treasury and accounts payable department
Participate in Ad Hoc projects as assigned
Qualifications:
Experience You Bring to the Role 
Proficient in Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIF, etc.). Creating and using complicated spreadsheets are a part of everyday work, you are very adept at learning new applications
Finance/Accounting knowledge (Balance Sheet, A/R, P&Ls). While this isn't an accounting position, understanding accounting principles is crucial
2 or more years of related financial analysis and/or accounting experience, preferably within an advertising, marketing, PR or service industry environment
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical skills / Ability to think outside the box (problem solving, critical thinking, attention to detail, etc
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and proactively on assigned tasks
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
Our Benefits
401(k)
Flex Work Policy
Casual Dress/Creative Atmosphere
Paid Holidays, including Dec 25-Dec 31 / Vacation / Summer Fridays
Paid Sick Leave
Life Insurance/Disability
Gym/Health Club/Fitness Membership
 
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Ogilvy provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $ 55,000 - $ 64,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical locations.
 
Ogilvy offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, life insurance/AD&D and 401k matching. We offer paid vacation, paid sick days, company holidays, personal days and paid parental leave. 
 
Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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