Finance Analyst, Chicago, Illinois

Agency VMLY&R
Created 01/14/2022
Reference 6896
Category Finance
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

VMLY&R is seeking a finance analyst who will be responsible for:
  • Providing analytical support to the agency and to the director of finance, including the analysis of monthly results to provide insight on key growth drivers and trends as well as operational risk and opportunities
  • Providing pricing analysis to support new business efforts and existing accounts
  • Supporting the improvement of company-wide financial controls to ensure accurate, consistent and timely reporting of financial data, including the review and restructuring of the existing information flows and controls
  • Interfacing with client services and project teams to assess project performance to ensure timely and accurate billings and revenue recognition
  • Supporting our SOX compliance efforts by documenting key controls for the monthly closing file and preparing for SOX audits
  • Monitoring ongoing department expenditure patterns and identifying areas for improved performance
  • Collaborating with department managers to review utilization and expenditure patterns in support of budget objectives
  • Administering the project management system and liaising with external consultants on system improvements
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations accurately and in a timely fashion

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills
  • High level of analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong system/computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Strong in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Required Experience
  • BS in finance or accounting
  • Five-plus years of financial analysis experience
  • Related industry experience preferred

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer .


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