Financial Analyst

ID
2017-9097
Category
Hidden (34320)
US-NC-Raleigh
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

Ketchum Join Us Banner for portals JAN 2016

Do you love math but want to work in a creative environment? Are you great at customer service? If so, we’re looking for you! Our ideal candidate has strong math and analytical abilities, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a customer service orientation. Successful candidates also possess a strong attention to detail, the ability to work to deadlines, and excel working as part of a team.

 

In other words, you work hard, laugh easily, and thirst for the next challenge. You don’t mind the occasional interruption/distraction, and appreciate the confidential nature of your work. While being a financial guru, you are equally at ease collaborating with non-finance staff to resolve billing issues (we are a communications agency, after all).

About the Job

 

  • Coordinate financial reporting for assigned clients
  • Assist with training of new hires to use and understand all financial processes
  • Act as local expert with the PeopleSoft system and Time and Billing system
  • Act as liaison between account staff and corporate operations
  • Review month end profit center statements, prepare journal entries
  • Assist with collection and analysis of monthly income projections
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the monthly staff sharing report
  • Prepare and analyze monthly billability report
  • Assist with financial reporting packages
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis as necessary
  • Pull and analyze large amounts of data to create reports and assess key highlights
  • Consolidate, compile, create and analyze weekly reporting packages, month-end reporting and budgeting, reforecasts
  • Attend meetings with account teams to understand drivers of performance

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in accounting/finance preferred combined with a minimum of two to four years of experience in a financial reporting role required
  • Finance experience in an agency or professional services firm preferred
  • Advanced Excel required and proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Experience and strong skills with PeopleSoft, COGNOS and Citrix a big plus
  • Working knowledge of business, finance and accounting fundamentals including U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes Oxley
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff, clients and vendors
  • High level of initiative
  • Demonstrated client service orientation
  • Attention to detail as well as the ability to see the big picture

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

 

We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

 

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

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