Billing Controller, London, England

Agency WPP Health
Created 11/21/2021
Date expired 11/30/2021
Reference AD0AB06364
Category Finance
Job type Full-time
Country United Kingdom
State England
City London

Ogilvy Health is one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications and provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for our clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry. Ogilvy Health UK is made up of healthcare communication specialists across the disciplines of medical education and communications; brain sciences; brand promotion; digital and social; strategic planning; public relations and creative/design. We believe we are like no other: we blaze new trails; we encourage a culture of creativity and innovation; we challenge, and we change; and we recognise and reward our team.

At Ogilvy Health, we are looking for a Billing Controller.

If you want to be part of a team where you can thrive and grow, get in touch!


  • Managing aged WIP, aged accrued and aged debtors
  • Promptly raise invoices on Maconomy for time and expenses, obtaining authorisation and ensuring mailout of invoices and any client specific requests
  • Preparing billing summaries for account groups when required
  • Ensuring costs are communicated to the client team and billed to client on a monthly basis
  • Matching billing with costs and accrued revenue
  • Chasing timesheets on a weekly basis and approvals of time at month end within the set deadline
  • Creating new job numbers in Maconomy
  • Updating jobs with estimates and uploading approval documents
  • Project reconciliation and closing jobs in a timely manner
  • Liaise with shared service centre relating to invoicing and credit control queries
  • Ensure SOX compliance (audit) is being adhered to in all aspects of the role
  • Assist with audit requests to provide backup saved
  • Commenting on month end report variances to forecast
  • Assisting account team with finance queries and analysis as and when needed


Key Skills:

  • Previous billing experience ideally with Time and Cost reconciliations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Maconomy experience preferred but not essential
  • Proactive, problem-solving approach to resolve issues for themselves and the team
  • Energetic member of close-working finance team
  • Good working knowledge of Excel, as well as the Outlook and Teams

Together we want to be:

CURIOUS - join a team where you can explore, learn, experiment with new ideas, grow and be inspired

COURAGEOUS - standing up for what we believe in, challenging the normal, and getting our teams and clients to trust us with big, creative idea

CANDID - enjoying open and honest conversations to help us solve the toughest problem

GENEROUS - in spirit and with supporting others.

As our founder David Ogilvy put it, "if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants". We are always looking for modern scientific communication, marketing and brand experts with big hearts and enormous talent.



  • We aim to ensure personal growth for all our team, and so provide all our team with training, development plans and regular reviews to enhance their performance and guarantee great results for them and our agency.
  • A seat at the table with our industry friends, ranging from world-leading technology partners to many of the biggest names in healthcare
  • An extraordinary benefit package
  • We encourage open conversations about flexible working


If you require adjustments to support, you during the interview process or in role please let us know. We're happy to consider all reasonable adjustments.


We believe that every individual, regardless of their background, should be given equal opportunities to succeed at Ogilvy Health. We celebrate difference and work together to be fully inclusive, finding solutions to challenges as one team. Ogilvy Health strongly believes in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and all else, and we strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment for all.

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