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Senior Client Finance Analyst

BerlinRosen

BerlinRosen

IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023

ABOUT BERLINROSEN

BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service communications firm with more than 300 communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, BerlinRosen has powerfully expanded its presence in corporate, social impact/ESG, nonprofit, entertainment, media, racial justice, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, architecture, design, urbanism, land use, lifestyle, technology, issue advocacy and workers’ rights communications. We have received more than 50 awards and recognitions, including being the only agency to be named #1 on Observer’s PR Power List for three consecutive years, PRNews’ Large PR Agency of the Year (2023; 2021), PR News’ Digital Firm of the Year (2023) and 5/5 Stars on Forbes’ latest Best PR Agencies in America list.

Beginning in 2022, we’ve established partnerships with Onward, Derris, M18, Glen Echo Group and Inkhouse, further integrating our agency and communications network while expanding our reach in DEI consulting and the consumer, lifestyle, real estate, hospitality and technology sectors.

From leading technological innovators, to institutions that help our cities thrive, to nonprofits and leaders at the forefront of the most pressing progressive causes of our time; we take a strategy-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, delivering high impact media, digital strategy and advertising to our clients.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.

ABOUT THE CLIENT FINANCE TEAM

The Client Finance team works with practice management and other key agency stakeholders to drive profitability and monitor key performance indicators. Our team of experienced finance professionals, change agents, Excel masters and complex problem-solvers collaborate cross-functionally to assess financial strategies, systems and processes in an effort to drive the full-cycle financial health of all our clients.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

BerlinRosen is seeking a Senior Client Finance Analyst who will own revenue accounting, financial forecasting, pricing, reporting & analysis and business risk assessment. This is an excellent opportunity for a solutions-oriented and analytically minded individual who will approach work with a sense of possibility, sees challenges as opportunities and has a relentless passion and curiosity for process improvement.

Job responsibilities include assisting with month-end close processes, providing summaries of monthly billing and reconciliations and more.

Role location: This role is based in our New York, N.Y. office on a hybrid basis. The Client Finance team is in-office 2 days per week. Proof of vaccination is required to work in any of BerlinRosen’s offices.

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

As a Senior Client Finance Analyst on the Client Finance team, you will…

  • Provide day-to-day financial support to practices and assist with business management at the project and practice level
  • Maintain various financial trackers and reports (month-end reporting, budget trackers, financial statements, AR, staff utilization, burn reports, WIP management, over-service reporting, etc.)
  • Participate in the coordination of the annual budget and re-forecasts
  • Proactively document, follow up on and close out any revenue, budgeting, billing, invoicing or payment issues that pertain to client(s) in a timely fashion
  • Own the AR function with the billing supervisor by pursuing timely collection with continuous internal & client follow up while escalating collections issues as necessary
  • Partner with practices to ensure the monthly financial schedule is followed
  • Prepare month-end journal entries for revenue and intercompany transfers if required
  • Open and manage jobs in coordination with account teams
  • Monitor jobs, estimates, POs and rate cards to ensure accuracy and project activity
  • Serve as a reliable and forward-thinking business analytics resource and provide oversight to assigned practices
  • Lead and participate in financial meetings with internal teams
  • Participate in any and all Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives and ad hoc projects as needed

Essential skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience in client finance or FP&A
  • Experience in NetSuite or similar accounting/ERP packages (SAP, Anaplan, Oracle, etc.)
  • Strong time management skills including the ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and effectively manage workload
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills (lookups, pivots, dashboards, advanced formulas, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency and understanding of GAAP, accruals and revenue accounting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Able to streamline tasks to ensure accuracy and take “ownership-mentality” in work/clients/practices

Preferred skills:

  • Agency or client services experience (advertising, PR, communications, media or legal)
  • Working knowledge of media finance and operations

Note: Interested in this role but it’s not quite the right match? Applicants who meet some but not all or exceed the above criteria are still encouraged to apply! We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds and can assess role leveling on an individual basis.

WORKING AT BERLINROSEN

Compensation philosophy: BerlinRosen offers competitive industry rate salary bands with the goal of retaining and growing talented individuals. We regularly review and adjust our compensation structure as needed to ensure equity across teams and levels.

The salary range for this role is commensurate with experience and is as follows:

  • Starting minimum: $85,000
  • Role cap: $110,000

Benefits: BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role, encourage self-care and drive professional development, including…

  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Company-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mental health assistance with company-sponsored memberships to Talkspace and Calm
  • 401K with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
    • All incoming staff receive 36 days total of PTO, inclusive of general PTO, wellness days, collective PTO the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays and 11 paid bank holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Full mobile phone reimbursement for data and minutes
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Discounted annual bikeshare membership
  • Corporate discounts through Tickets at Work
  • Continuous skills training tailored to your role

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