Senior Client Finance Analyst, Chicago, Illinois

Agency VMLY&R
Created 11/16/2022
Reference 8728
Category Finance;Analytics;Media
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago
Description

About Us: VMLY&R

VMLY&R COMMERCE is WPP's newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R's connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce.

We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people. Living Commerce TM is our proprietary approach and platform that guides how we work. By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally-relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 13,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce - this is end-to-end.

Where you shine

The Senior Financial Analyst provides analytical support to the agency and to the Controller, including the analysis of monthly results to provide insight and recommend actions on key growth drivers and trends as well as operational risk and opportunities.

What your success will look like
  • Interfacing with client finance and operations teams to assist in project performance
  • Collaborating with department managers to review utilization and expenditure patterns in support of budget objectives
  • 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
  • Supporting our SOX compliance efforts by documenting key controls for the monthly closing file and preparing for SOX audits
  • Monitoring ongoing expenditure patterns and identifying areas for improved performance
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Make recommendations based on findings in reconciliations or month end close
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Who you are and what you bring
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or related field
  • 5-7 years of financial analysis experience
  • Industry experience preferred
  • High level of analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Cost accounting and profit fundamentals
  • Self-motivated, self-starter and team player
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Strong in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables

VMLY&R COMMERCE 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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