General information

Agency: Mediabrands

Job Function: Finance and Accounting

Location: Toronto, Canada

Job Ref#: 12377

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The role of Analyst, Media Finance Operations is responsible for maintaining all client budget control reports, and acting as a liaison between Finance, our media agencies, and the client. This role requires strong organizational skills, ability to meet tight deadlines, work independently and within a team. Furthermore, this role requires daily interaction both with internal groups (i.e. media teams, local finance, IPG Omaha Shared Services) as well as marketing and finance groups at the client, and as such the successful candidate will possess and exhibit a high degree of professionalism in their conduct and communications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Setting up and maintaining Budget Control Reports (BCRs), 
  • Forecasts, and Accruals, on an ongoing basis – with extensive use of Excel; 
  • Acting as control for all MPA's (maintain accurate files and act as the central repository for this paperwork); 
  • Setting up and maintaining fee and/or job dockets; 
  • Tracking and maintaining intercompany service records (ISRs); 
  • Liaising with Client on any PO issues, billing issues, 
  • Account Receivable Statements; Liaising with Suppliers on Account Payable issues; 
  • Liaising with Omaha A/R and collections group and assisting with maintaining client receivables in a clean and current state; 
  • Liaising with Omaha Shared Services to ensure billings and payables issues are resolved; 
  • Investigating and following-up on discrepancies with appropriate personnel to ensure they get cleared; 
  • Coordinating, maintaining proficiency, and providing training on DDS / SAP related technical knowledge and applications; 
  • Approving draft billing prior to live billing being issued to client; 
  • Utilizing accounting system to run appropriate time reports as requested; 
  • Utilizing accounting system to pull financial updates and billing summaries for client meetings as required; 
  • Assisting the Finance Director and the overall team as needed on ad-hoc projects and assignments which are within the scope of the role.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent professional experience – University graduate in Finance or Accounting, Bachelor’s degree required; 
  • Preference of being in process of obtaining an accounting designation; 
  • 0-2 years Financial or Accounting related experience, preferably media agency, marketing, advertising, or technology related industry experience; 
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal); 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and strong internal and client relationship skills; 
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; 
  • Ability to work well and multi-task; 
  • Self-motivated, independent thinker and problem solver; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (i.e. PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel);  
  • Proficiency in financial systems preferred.

What do we prioritize at Mediabrands & Kinesso Canada? Putting People First.

🌱 Investing in Your Career Growth: 42% of staff across Canada were promoted last year. With a network of agencies in Canada and over 130 offices worldwide, we support your professional goals locally and globally. #likeaboss

😎 Promoting Flexible Working: A hybrid workweek that works for you! Prefer to work from another country? We have the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 6 weeks each year. #youdoyou

❤️ Prioritizing Your Wellbeing: We start with a minimum of 37 paid days off including vacation and monthly wellness days. We also have 4-day long weekends year-round, meeting-free Friday afternoons, half-day summer Fridays, competitive benefits, RRSP matching, and more. Mental health training is provided for everyone and we have certified Mental Health First Aiders on staff to offer support. #selfcarematters

🙏 Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs: Leading the industry in our efforts to increase representation, celebrate uniqueness, and build community, we always look for new ways to foster a sense of belonging through our culture, our partnerships and our work. #youbelong

🎨 Embracing Challenging Projects: We offer opportunities to be involved with memorable, collaborative and engaging media campaigns for internationally recognized brands. Our work is reflective of the passion, agility, curiosity and drive of individuals across Mediabrands and Kinesso. #winningtogether

About Us

IPG Mediabrands is the global media arm of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Today, the network manages $39 billion in marketing investment on behalf of its clients, employing over 10,000 marketing communication specialists in more than 130 countries.

A proven entity in helping clients maximize business results through integrated, intelligence-driven marketing strategies, IPG Mediabrands is committed to driving automated buying, pay-for-performance and digital innovation solutions through its network of media agencies which in Canada includes UM, Initiative and Media Experts. Its roster of specialty service agencies including MAGNA, Cadreon, Reprise Digital, Orion and Kinesso, offer technologies and industry moving partnerships that are recognized for delivering unprecedented bottom line results for clients.