General information

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Finance and Accounting

Location: Los Angeles, United States

Job Ref#: 14859

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Supports day-to-day management for a large global client of budgets, PO tracking, billing QA, and the overall finance process between planning/activation/finance teams internally and with global media clients . Responsible for preparing client facing documents and financial reporting on a monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc basis as needed. Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized, have the ability to manage a heavy volume of data on an ongoing basis flawlessly, proactively seek out solutions to challenges as they arise, collaborate well across multiple stakeholders, possess strong business acumen, and be strong in excel. The ability to manage key client and internal stakeholder relationships will be key.  Strong email, phone, and in- person communication skills are important.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships through effective project management of finance and budget deliverables and proactive problem solving. 
  • Support internal Finance and Planning/Activation teams for Global AWS account
  • Provide financial reporting, on an as need basis, for a range of client deliverables: 
  • Prepare and facilitate monthly client billing, client savings statements and various client trade credit reports 
  • Schedule and lead monthly budget/billing meetings with appropriate departments 
  • Update regular status reports and communicate with media teams internally and, as appropriate, with clients to track deliverables 
  • Provide accurate and timely media deliverables, as required, to include: buy schedules and maintenance, tracking and performance of added value as required by specific client needs 
  • Provide reporting of client activity internally to finance and accounting teams for forecasting and reconciliation purposes 
  • Update and maintain client billing matrix as required 
  • Address any ad hoc requests 
  • Liaise between various departments as part of billing process 
  • Participate in related interdepartmental projects and agency meetings 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities/tasks and consistently meet deadlines 
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely through email 
  • Superior attention to detail 
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills with familiarity of entire Microsoft Office suite 
  • Comfortable working in various legacy and proprietary computer systems 
  • Works well under pressure

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 $75,000 to $90,000.  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.  

Minimum Salary

75,000

Maximum Salary

90,000

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 accommodation@mbww.com.

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.