General information

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Finance and Accounting

Location: Los Angeles, United States

Job Ref#: 14938

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Associate, Billing Analyst will support all day-to-day financial operations and month-end close deliverables. This role will collaborate with the Account Management team, Shared Services, and Controller’s group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in billing and accrual processes for North American markets and globally as needed
  • Coordinate monthly billing and tracking of fees
  • Review monthly billing packages for adherence to established processes and for accuracy
  • Assist with workflow procedures and monitors in place to review and identify potential issues
  • Responsible for creating monthly EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) report for automated invoice submission
  • Assist with Persuasive Evidence (PE) tracking and Internal Service Request (ISR) preparation for revenue recognition purposes
  • Work closely with internal media team and with Shared Services group on client billing activity
  • Regular audits of client payable system, following each invoice submission
  • Liaison with Shared Services to ensure client invoices are processed in a timely manner
  • Oversee setup of new billing profiles, jobs and vendors in various internal systems
  • Assist in managing accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Partner with Shared Services on disbursement troubleshooting
  • Support Client Finance team in day-to-day operations
  • Running and analyzing client reports from media buying system (Mediaocean)

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience
  • Great organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, quick learner, a self-starter with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Highly proficient in MS Office products, especially Excel (ability to create VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, PIVOTS, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP Vantage a plus. 
  • Experience with Mediaocean a plus.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $50,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.