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Associate Director, Client Finance

R/GA is seeking a motivated individual who is interested in achieving “best in class” results in a very dynamic environment. This Associate Director, Client Finance will be responsible for assisting Group Managing Director, Producers/Account Leads on the overall financial management of client work. This includes, but is not limited to, the group revenue and profitability, overseeing billing of fees and out of pocket expenses. This position is a member of the Finance team and reports to the SVP Finance Director.


On any given day you might:

  • Subject matter expert on all items related to Client financial performance, forecasting and budgeting
  • Own client revenue forecasting and budgeting in partnership with FP&A
  • Manage revenue recognition in partnership with the Revenue
  • Point person for overall accuracy of portfolio financial reporting
  • Monitor client profitability and portfolio expenses
  • Review, monitor and report on actual time burned vs. budget
  • Monitor missing SOWs and PO’s – assist team in obtaining client required documents
  • Responsible for analysis of time and freelance costs (billable and non-billable) to assess effect on portfolio P&L
  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the following: Job Detail Review, Job tracking, Billings/Adjustments, Job Request/Closings, Job Transfers, Write offs, Project Change Notices
  • Responsible for ensuring that client invoicing is accurate and timely
  • Responsible for A/R and A/P for client portfolio
  • Support Group MD on forward plan and budget revisions (1RE, 2RE, 3RE)
  • Responsible for meeting with client team leads for the purposes of review of job and related activity
  • Conduct reconciliations as may be required by contract with our clients and as requested by the Producer
  • Additional related responsibilities and ad hoc reporting as required based on the evolving needs of the department and agency
  • Drive performance efficiencies in partnership with client leads
  • Review and analyze portfolio headcount needs in partnership with resource management
  • Prepare client pricing analysis, margin analysis and reporting
  • Monthly client performance/profitability reviews with Client Leadership
  • Conduct and manage any Client reconciliation requests
  • MSA, Pricing and negotiation support

The ideal person:

  • Has attention to detail and willing to work through and solve business problems
  • Self-Motivated individual who likes challenges and can work well with others. Must be a team player
  • Good interpersonal skills to work with producers, account leads and other members of the Finance team
  • Client finance experience a plus – client profitability, agency production accounting and billing or third party billing. Have an interest in achieving success and is self-motivated
  • Management experience

You bring:

  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge/experience with Data Tech/ Computron and SAP or experience in integrated financial systems
  • Degree in Accounting/Finance a plus


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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