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Major advertising agency is seeking an entry-level financial analyst
Role offers the opportunity to jump-start your career in an exciting industry
About Our Client
Major agency network under one of the largest international advertising holding companies is seeking an entry level Financial Analyst. Role will sit in New York City office.
* Job maintenance (opening, closing and locking jobs as appropriate) * Proactively manage all billable and non-billable jobs (including media) * Monitor, open, and close jobs * Work with agency teams in order to collect and enter estimates * Follow up on estimate approval status and necessary revisions * Manage and report on estimate vs actual for all jobs, taking appropriate action when WIP is at risk * Monitor OOP expenses and prepare necessary job-to-job expense transfers * Monitor open purchase orders and ensure vendor invoices are received timely * Monitor cleared and uncleared media and notify teams as appropriate * Continually manage WIP exposure * Monitor labor hours against correct jobs and prepare transfers as appropriate * Effectively communicate job numbers to teams as appropriate * Communicate areas of concern and follow up until resolved * Schedule and lead monthly billing/job status meetings * Coordinate monthly billings with shared service center -ensure billing is completed timely and within client billing deadlines, check invoices for accuracy and ensure the integrity of client billing contract requirements * Monitor AR Collection - pursue timely collection with continuous client follow up and escalate collections issues as necessary
The Successful Applicant
Ideal Financial Analyst will have: * 0 to 2 years Accounting/Finance experience * Highly proficient in Excel (vLookup, pivot tables, etc,); database proficiency preferred * Superior verbal and written communication skills * Ability to multi-task and prioritize * Superior problem solving skills * Ability to understand scope of projects assigned * Ability to think critically about issues * Ability to work under pressure
What's on Offer
Entry level position- great salary and benefits along with 'advertising industry' perks!