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 impactThe 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

SOX

• 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

Systems

• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, at least intermediate Excel skills (Pivots, Vlookupetc)
• 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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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

Landor & Fitch is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under local law.

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