Finance, Administration and Operations

Senior Client Finance Analyst

We are hiring the next Senior Client Finance Analyst to join our San Francisco studio. Could this be you?

Landor & Fitch: Extraordinary brand transformation, by design

Box ticking. It’s not for us. As a company with studios across the globe, we power up the best minds from 31 teams in over 22 countries to create a unique skillset for each client. We spark ingenuity with global creative sprints that cross time zones and borders and spur on the best of our talent. That includes Landor’s exceptional brand consulting and strategic design, Fitch’s brilliance in experience, retail and workplace design, and ManvsMachine’s competition-smashing motion design. We are part of the WPP group.

There’s no magic like the one that comes from outstanding talent collaborating across time zones, regions and markets. It is what we call the “collective ta-da”. That is why being part of OpenX is simply a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a game changer partnership built with one goal in mind: creating the boldest, most innovative ideas in the history of marketing.


The Role

The Senior Client Finance Analyst supports the Finance team with driving client forecast, revenue recognition, client budgeting and client project financial reporting. You approach projects with a flexible, innovative, service-oriented mindset, and a strong emphasis on system-based solutions. You possess an analytical mind, an ability to communicate complex ideas to senior business leaders, and a desire to make a meaningful impact. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Finance Analyst or Senior Finance Analyst who has a passion and ambition to pursue a career in finance. You will be exposed to all aspects of the finance life cycle and be able to build up your knowledge of finance processes, whilst gaining experience working in a creative and professional office environment.


Duties and Responsibilities

Landor & Fitch Fundamentals

Ensures compliance with WPP group reporting requirements and deadlines
Participates in multiple internal initiatives to help build our culture in support of our brand
Role model for others in terms of energy, optimism, and drive for results

Management Accounting

Prepare general ledger journals and accruals in order to capture all costs at the correct period of time and reviewing and reconciling the general ledger entries
Prepare the month-end file
Assist with the production of Corporate Management accounts
Ownership of intercompany billing
Monthly & quarterly review and reconciliation of P/L and B/S accounts
Liaise with local finance teams to obtain commentary and transactional details

Global Reporting

Prepare monthly variance reports between Actual and Forecast and understand the reason behind them
Assist with global consolidation of Landor & Fitch results
Assist with adhoc reporting for WPP
Support the finance team with additional support as required


Ensure that the required evidence is maintained at month-end for SOX compliance purposes
Distribute SOX related correspondence to offices
Manage quarterly gift register and Code of Conduct

Net Working Capital

Prepare Net Working Capital monthly report
Review aged submissions and assess whether provisions are required
Assist in monthly NWC calls with the offices

Intercompany Reporting

Full ownership of intercompany reporting and mismatches
Review mismatch reports and help offices minimize ICO mismatches at month end and each forecast submission


Qualifications and Skills

Capabilities (Success Factors)

Strong communicator
Highly organized and skillful planner
Strong time management skills due to working across different time zones
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to pre-empt, identify and respond to problems arising
Personable, enthusiastic, and committed
Keen desire to pursue a career in Finance

Required Experience

1-2 experience in similar role, preferably in a marketing services environment
Ideally studying towards ACCA or CIMA qualification
Experience with SOX requirements


Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, at least intermediate Excel skills (Pivots, Vlookup, etc)
Previous experience with Maconomy desired


Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

We believe diversity brings creativity, which is at the heart of everything we do. We are actively engaging in creating an environment free of discrimination, where our people and their uniqueness can shine and be celebrated. We’re working to set a standard for the industry as a whole, creating a culture of equity and belonging. We may not be perfect, and we know there is work to do, but we regularly check with our teams and Employee Resource Groups on how we are doing, using their insight to frame our thinking and actions, so we can all do better, working as one Landor & Fitch.

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