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Junior Financial Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Summary

The Weber Shandwick Chicago Office is looking for a Junior Financial Analyst to join our growing team. The overall goal of the Junior Financial Analyst is to help ensure that the Senior Management team is receiving timely and accurate information in order to make operational business decisions. The analyst is responsible for weekly updates and on-going analysis and reporting of staffing allocations for specific regions and/or practices. The position requires a passion for problem solving, an advanced proficiency in Excel and high comfort with exploratory business analysis to synthesize findings into clear, actionable recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 0-2 years of finance experience in a service industry.

Responsibilities

  • Provide financial support to client service teams and monitor client budgets on a project basis
  • Responsible for maintaining various financial trackers (revenue, billing, burn reports, etc)
  • Manage inter-company budgets with guidance from VP/FD for timeliness and accuracy between participating offices
  • Partner closely inter-departmentally to ensure proper and accurate recording and reporting of financial and accounting transactions
  • Proactively document, follow up on, and close out in a timely fashion any revenue, budgeting, billing, invoicing, or payment issues that pertain to Client(s)
  • Assist in the creation and preparation of annual budget & quarterly forecast
  • Monitor jobs, estimates and rate cards to ensure accuracy
  • Monitor project activity to ensure job codes are opened/maintained/closed accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with the SOW in coordination with client service team and biller
  • Partner with client service teams to ensure monthly financial schedule is followed, including but not limited to WIP management, billing, % effort complete
  • Partner closely with Shared Services/Omaha to drive efficiency and effectiveness on billing process to ensure timely and accurate invoicing
  • Act as Liaison between the client service teams and various departments on financial matters
  • Serve as reliable and forward-thinking business analytics resource on dedicated accounts

Qualifications  

  • 0 – 2 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (Finance or Accounting preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to analyze reports/data and communicate information in a clear and concise manner
  • SAP knowledge a plus
  • Service industry experience a plus
  • Well organized with strong time management skills and attention to detail, ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and a proactive disposition                                                                                                                                              

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The firm earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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