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.
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
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
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
Business casual dress code
Workplace and off-site social gatherings
Yoga @ work
Professional learning and development opportunities
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Interested? We’ve got an opportunity for you.
External Company Name: Ketchum Inc.
External Company URL: www.ketchum.com
Street: 225 N Michigan Ave