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Commercial Accountant – Part Qualified Communications Agency

Salary £35K-£45K + Study Support

Our Client is a rapidly growing Healthcare Communications Agency. This is a newly created role and will report into the qualified FM. This is a commercially focused finance role responsible for Financial project management and Revenue forecasting.

This is an exciting point in the life-cycle of the agency as they are experiencing significant growth and this is an chance to support that growth and an opportunity for personal development.

Client/project finances

Work closely with the account teams and support all aspects of project finances including;

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of client account finances, understand the fluidity and nuances of the individual client account finances
  • Review client project budgets for accuracy providing value add insights, identify patterns and learnings from previous activities. Ensure SOWs are accurate and follow the required formats
  • Complete monthly WIP reconciliations accurately in line with tight deadlines
  • Attend and pro-actively participate meetings with client teams internally and externally.
  • Client PO Management
  • Provide professional guidance and support to the client teams
  • Process time accurately
  • Request invoices and assist in the resolution of debt collection issues
  • Train and support client teams relating to financial systems and processes, and build commercial awareness
  • MSA tracking and compliance, discount and rebate structures adhered to and support client procurement requirements
  • Oversight of project setup and admin

Revenue forecasting and recognition

  • Maintain an up-to-date and accurate rolling revenue forecast
  • Reconcile monthly revenue recognition and complete required journal postings
  • Produce monthly revenue variance analysis and supporting commentary

Tracking performance vs forecast

  • Produce traffic light reports. Highlight and help to resolve areas of concern, track patterns and support account handlers to find solutions to challenges
  • Further develop management reporting for different target audiences
  • Support profitability by reviewing actuals worked, analysing trends and suggesting any potential improvements

Resourcing

  • Support the effective allocation of resources by providing ad hoc assistance during the monthly resourcing process

Agency finances

  • Timely and accurate flash revenue reporting to Group with incite-full commentary
  • Liaise with Group on specific monthly client reports
  • Support (re)forecast and landing submissions
  • Support the audit process

Projects & other responsibilities

  • Other ad hoc finance tasks and analysis as required by the Commercial Director
  • Support key finance and business projects
  • Support RFI’s
  • Promote the company values at all times

People skills

  • Build effective working relationships based on trust
  • Coach and up-skill new and existing account handlers in agency finances

Individual professional development

  • Pro-actively identify and participate in learning and development opportunities
  • Seek regular feedback and pro-actively deliver feedback regarding your own development

Must haves

  • Ideally you will be part-qualified
  • Commercial finance experience is essential, covering WIP management and forecasting, in a business facing role
  • Strong communication skills. Must be able to translate financial issues into language understood by the business
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proficient in Excel (medium to advanced) and financial systems and a keen eye for detail
  • Agency experience is essential, and healthcare comm’s agency experience would be a distinct advantage
  • A flexible problem-solving approach and positive, proactive mindset
  • Working to deadlines
  • Demonstrable experience of process implementation and improvements
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team

Due to the large number of online applications we anticipate receiving only those candidates with the relevant experience will be contacted. J2520

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