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Budget Director

At Saatchi, we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere. We believe that everyone matters. And we believe that when we work as a team, nothing is impossible.

We strive to bring out the best in each other and in ourselves and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration.

We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the Clients we service.

Working directly for the agency Chief Financial Officer and close partnership with Account Directors, this candidate must be a detail-oriented accounting/finance professional with strong advertising industry experience. The individual must have excellent Excel database skills and be responsible for client financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis as well as various special projects and duties.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with account team to support and guide them on proper financial management, adhering to agency policy and client requirements.
  • Ensure proper authorization and tracking of projects and budgets, adherence to client contract terms
  • Assist in the preparation of client budgets and staffing plans.
  • Provide analytical reports on monthly revenue results comparisons against budgets, forecasts, and projections.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly projections reports and provide updates to senior leadership team on any major variances, trends or issues.
  • Ensure timely invoicing and collections of client aged items and workflow procedures and monitors are in place to review and identify any issues Preparation of monthly client profitability and utilization reporting.
  • Review monthly fee and expense details, ensuring proper time recording and coding of expenses.
  • Maintain a comprehensive system for client contracts, SOWs, and any other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in the training of new and existing staff on internal and client-specific policies and procedures as it relates to finance.
  • Assist in the collection of data for audit requests

Requirements/Skills

  • 8-10 year progressive client finance experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must show good composure and ability to deliver under pressure.
  • Detail oriented
  • Agency experience a requirement
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Access
  • Experience working with SAP or similar software

 

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

An advanced degree is a plus.

Work Environment/Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit at a desk and work on the computer for extended periods of time. He/she will work a standard business workweek in a multi-story office building with elevator access.

 

 

 

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