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Finance Analyst

Position Summary
We are looking for a dynamic Finance Analyst to join our team. The Finance Analyst will play an integral role with both finance as well as client teams. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Support month-end, quarter-end, and yearly close processes and provide relevant commentary and variance analysis to Initiative’s Corporate team.
  • Collaborate with Mediabrands Controllers team to research variance explanations and ensure accuracy of journal entries.
  • Assist in the revenue recognition process by partnering with the Mediabrands Controllers team
  • Assist in the preparation, monitoring, and updating of financial forecasts specific to revenue and expenses.
  • Assist with preparation of client profitability analysis and internal reporting in budgeting and forecasting tool.
  • Coordinate with team to ensure timely and accurate billing
  • Manage client and vendor billing discrepancy resolution as needed
  • Assist in setup up of new client and vendors with Shared Services, SAP and Mbox
  • Conduct regular meetings with the media teams to review AR balances
  • Recommend and develop new reports or process improvements; create analysis from scratch or ad hoc as applicable

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS with major or minor in Accounting or Finance, or related fields. 
  • Previous experience in a similar or related role 
  • Strong excel skills - including pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.
  • Knowledge of Hyperion, SAP, Analysis for Excel tools a plus 
  • Media/agency experience preferred