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WIP controller - 3 months

Posted 4 January by Talentedge Ended
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to work as a WIP controller and to join an exciting and dynamic team at an integrated creative agency of international imagination in their enviable London offices.

The ideal candidate will work as an integral member of finance team, looking after a range of clients, liaising and interacting with finance and non-finance colleagues across the agency. They will be responsible for the day to day running of the ledger, meeting with account teams, TV Producers, Creative Producers and other departments.

Please note: You must have knowledge of WIP and PAPRIKA. Only candidates with PAPRIKA will be considered for the role.

Day to Day

• Day to Day management of key agency clients - to include billing, job reconciliations and regular meetings with account teams, TV and Creative producers
• Working with both our traditional agency output (e.g. Print / TV) and also digital / direct outputs and the different types of billing and revenue recognition associated with each type of work
• Monitor the opening of all jobs within agency to ensure correct set up
• Checking of costs to identify any abnormalities and ensure all costs are in accordance with SOX, internal policy and client contracts
• Liaising with external cost controllers and client marketing staff for finance updates and job reconciliations
• Working with Financial Analysts to bill fees and transfer revenue
• Monitoring of agency investment jobs to minimise risk to company

General Responsibilities

• Develop a good knowledge of SOX and how this impacts the running of the business and be able to ensure agency compliance
• Be key contact person for non-finance staff and help them with any system / process queries
• Helping account teams provide accurate financial information to their clients in a timely manner
• Monthly reporting on aged WIP
• Ad hoc reporting
• Chairing meetings with senior and non-finance people

Qualities & Key Competencies

• Preferably financial background or finance studies
• Maconomy (preferred but not essential)
• Organised & enthusiastic
• Excellent time management
• Good excel skills
• Strong communication skills
• Energetic and outgoing

Reference: 34141575

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