Commercial Accountant

Commercial Accountant

We are working with a global Media agency who are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual preferably with at least one year’s experience in media to Support the Commercial team, Client Partners and Client teams in building profitable client relationships.

The role is focused on support of day-to-day activity working alongside the Head of Commercial Finance and Finance Director.

Your responsibilities as Commercial Accountant will be to support the following:

  • Understanding clients & terms under which they operate including remuneration structures, timing of invoices, currencies & cash-flows
  • Managing the flow of consistent, accurate, timely Management information across the business
  • Business Partnering
  • Provide support and back-up to client leaders and commercial team – assisting with (re)negotiation of contracts for existing clients, terms of business which reflect scope of work and ensure profitability
  • Review and approve scopes of work for Additional Services, ensuring that fees are appropriate and aligned with client contracts
  • Assist in communicating commercial and contract terms with UK Management when required
  • Summarising and disseminating key contract terms to ensure ongoing compliance including assisting financial audits.
  • Provide support and information when required for prospective clients such as for RFI /RFPs
  • Provide commercial proposals for pitch situations
  • Add fresh insight into written commercial proposals
  • Assist in reviewing client contracts, drafting, finalisation of all commercial terms
  • Assist in ensuring that the impact of the contract is clear to all parties
  • Client Profitability
  • Responsible for regular reporting and forecasting of client profitability
  • Coordinate Staff utilisation and project profitability across product lines
  • Team formulation
  • Coordinate and management of output from Commercial analysts
  • Develop good working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Close and productive relationships with: Client Partners on client issues; UK Management Team, and Global Commercial Team (where required)
  • Understanding accepted terms and conditions of clients and communicate these to business associates
  • Compiling and collecting information from client teams to submit quarterly reports to clients and internal stakeholders (time, resource, client profitability)
  • Ad-hoc commercial projects as and when they arise
  • Support ongoing requirement for Commercial training across the agency
  • Present confidently to client Partners either in person or over the phone

Critical skills, attitudes & requirements

  • Excellent presentation and communication techniques – verbal and written (inc PowerPoint)
  • The capacity to adequately meet project deadlines
  • Fluent English written and oral essential
  • Solid problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • Advanced Excel skills (sumifs, Pivot tables, conditional formatting)
  • Experience within Commercial or financial management related role
  • Strong numerical & analytics skills
  • Be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills
  • Be responsive to feedback
  • Strong spoken and written English
  • An interest in pursuing an exciting career in media
  • Right to work in the UK (no visa sponsorship)
  • A collaborative and challenging spirit
  • Entrepreneurial mentality
  • Ability to devise and deploy imaginative solutions
  • Very strong organisational and time management skills
  • Focus and Thoroughness
  • The capacity to be amenable
  • Professionalism and cordiality
  • Self-motivation and a hunger to learn/develop self

Benefits

  • Excellent employee benefits including private healthcare, discounted gym membership, pension, life insurance, 27 days holiday a year, season ticket loan and regular mental health initiatives – including our very own Head Space room with mental health first aiders
  • Private medical insurance and pension scheme options
  • 4pm finish on Friday
  • Fast-paced and fun office environment
  • A supportive, diverse company with a brilliant culture
  • Free breakfast and fruit daily (Subject to return to Offices)
  • Flexible working hours
  • A focus on personal development – CPD Gold Certified

If this sounds like you then please send us your CV now! Due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Location

London

Salary

£40,000

Job Type

Permanent

INDUSTRY

Media Agency

Reference

V36490

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