UM-Finance Manager

IPG Mediabrands - New York, NY3.7

Full-time | ContractEstimated: $100,000 - $130,000 a year
Job Summary

Universal McCann is a worldwide leader in advertising communications, specializing in Media Planning and Buying services. We are dedicated to delivering sustainable communications solutions through engagement innovation and accountable creativity.

The Finance Manager will oversee a portfolio of UM NY external client and intercompany contracts. Responsible for client’s fee calculation and tracking, application of proper revenue recognition methodology and clients contracts management. This role reports to the UMNY SVP of Finance.

Essential Functions

Manage external client and intercompany contracts and application of proper revenue recognition methodology per GAAP and IPG Corporate Policy
Work with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with corporate policies
Partner with the business leads and provide monthly, quarterly and annual projection on both revenue and staffing
Produce and Analyze Client P&Ls
Work on pricing media services for New Business projects
Manage monthly contract accounting and review process
Document, implement and maintain accounting controls for SOX compliance
Analyze and optimize WIP balances, revenue and production billings, and intercompany revenue transfers
Primary point of contact for revenue related inquiries from financial management, auditors, and parent company (IPG)
Review and Analyze monthly fee actualizations
Consult within client finance group regarding revenue forecasts
Share innovative ideas for better work practices
Improve utilization of financial systems in revenue analysis, client billing, and intercompany billing


5-7+ years of experience
Finance/Business degree with on-the-job accounting experience
Hands on operational experience in the creative or media agency industry
Experience supervising 1+ direct report
Extreme attention to detail
Experience managing/analyzing billing and revenues
Highly skilled in MS Excel
Process driven
Innately curios with an inquisitive attitude. Eager to learn and passionate about the advertising industry.