Ketchum

  • Finance Coordinator

    ID
    2018-9718
    Category
    Operations (Finance, HR, IT, Administration)
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    Ketchum has an exciting new entry-level opportunity to start a career in finance. The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for partnering with various account teams to provide financial support on all matters related to Client Finance.  This role will add value by handling reporting, preparing and processing of invoices and entries, utilizing appropriate spreadsheet calculations, filing documents and supporting various ad hoc assignments.

    About the Job

    • Create SOWs (scope of work documents) and liaise with client to garner signatures and appropriate purchase order
    • Collection and Allocation of Invoices
    • Maintain monthly budget status report
    • Creation of Monthly Telephone, Duplication and Printer Journal Entries
    • Creation of Entries related to Monthly Subscription Invoices
    • Preparing Monthly Income Contribution Calculation
    • Communicate with vendors regarding payment status
    • Develop weekly budget snapshots
    • Work with Ketchum finance team to create job open forms
    • Team time tracking
    • Quarterly reconciliations of budgets, invoices and client accounting
    • Focus on service by completing assigned responsibilities accurately and on a timely basis, providing timely follow-up and answering questions for assigned areas. This may involve unique situations where each assignment must be handled differently, using judgment and discretion
    • Develop and maintain strong, reliable working relationships 
    • Interpret requests and help implement action
    • Perform timely analysis and review critical financial information
    • Assist with key processes for Accounts
    • Ensure assigned processes are running efficiently and effectively; alert managers when issues arise
    • Assist with certain job opening responsibilities, including scanning and filing
    • Create various spreadsheets requested by supervisors
    • Respond to Ad hoc Employee and Vendor Requests
    • Perform research requiring third-party telephone calls, reviewing files and online searches
    • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings and periodic levels and agency gatherings
    • Meet regularly with Supervisors to discuss status updates, progress reports and career development
    • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with Clients and employees at all levels within Ketchum

    Qualifications

    • 6 months of experience in a financial reporting role required, open to combination of education and internship experience
    • Finance experience in an agency or professional services firm a plus.
    • 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 IND13

    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

     

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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