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Job title : Client Finance Manager
Function : Finance
Professional experience : Manager / Director
Parent Brand : Leo Burnett Group
Brand : Leo Burnett
Agency : Leo Burnett USA
Country : United States
Location : Chicago
job description:
Title: Client Finance Manager

Job Description:

Summary and Scope of Position:
Financial business partner to Agency Account Leadership Team. Responsible for client related finance matters on a portfolio of clients, including compensation/contracts, client profitability reporting and analysis, annual planning & monthly forecast, monthly revenue recognition and reporting for client financial issues. Reports to Director and supervises Analysts.

Responsibilities:

Client Profitability
Provides Account Directors and Client Finance group lead with analysis of key client P&L issues.
Partners with Leadership Team to develop strategies to drive client profitability.

Forecast/Planning
In partnership with Leadership Team develops annual client plan in alignment with Agency strategy and targets.
Reviews monthly forecast to ensure it reflects changes in plan.

Close Process
Reviews monthly journal entries to ensure proper revenue recognition.
Reviews variance analysis and ensures appropriate follow-up.

Client Compensation/Pricing
Reviews fee pricing proposals and acts as an advisor on pricing strategy.
Partners with other Publicis operating units on consolidated compensation proposals.

Contract Management
Assists in developing financial terms for client contracts.
Partners with Account and Legal to draft scope fee agreements.
Ensures Agency is in compliance with current contractual guidelines for each client including client reporting.

Staff Development
Responsible for supervising Analysts and Senior Analyst including: planning, assigning, and directing work; identifying performance expectations/goals, providing feedback and appraising performance; mentoring staff on career development.

Other
Partners with Corporate Accounting to identify areas for Trade Working Capital improvement.
Partners with Audit Committee on all aspects of client audits.
Ad-hoc reporting as assigned.

Qualifications
5-7+ years of experience
Strong communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
Strong leadership skills
Self-motivation to work independently
Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
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