Description About The Job The Finance Manager supports the Chicago office and reports to the Client Finance Director, though she\/he will also interface with various levels of management including interaction and coordination with Finance Managers, Finance Directors and the Chief Financial Officer. This person will be a business partner to senior leaders in Chicago and support them in all manner of client finance roles. This person will be based in the Agency\u2019s Chicago Location. Specifically, you will: Provides regional financial counsel to the agency\u2019s Chicago operations Supports Managing Director and office leaders in client finance, staff utilization\/planning, over service monitoring, budgeting, billing and accounts receivable and in the preparation of contracts and RFPs Partners with Client Finance Director in supervising finance for the office, and has ongoing interaction with company\u2019s management to gather, analyze, and prepare recommendations regarding financial plans, new business, trended future requirements and operating forecasts among others\u00a0 Supports monthly closing process, and manages revenue recognition for Chicago operations, coordinating with peers Communicates financial policies, practices, and procedures with employees, managers, vendors, reporting agencies, and clients\u00a0 Oversees cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation and ensure timely financial statements\u00a0 Provide direction and training to employees and regional leaders on financial systems and time entry Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations\u00a0 Analyzes operational issues impacting the business, and determine their financial impact\u00a0 Monitors compliance with generally accepted financial principles and company procedures\u00a0 Makes strategic recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies\u00a0 Analyzes monthly budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls\u00a0 About You Experience working in a Marketing Communications agency setting a plus, experience in professional services desirable 6-8 years of client finance experience preferred, with emphasis on partnering with senior leaders and good organization and communication skills Bachelor\u2019s degree in business management, finance or accounting preferred. CPA not required Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, with special emphasis in Excel, PeopleSoft Financial experience a plus Proven service orientation, fostering positive working relationships with agency staff and external clients Well organized with a strong attention to detail Possess strong time and project management skills Ability to manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced work environment Comfortable working independently, shows initiative and has a proactive and positive attitude Demonstrates excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills Live the values of Zeno Group, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct Demonstrate professional behaviors and pursuit of excellence in all operations About UsZeno Group is a global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. The award-winning agency is committed to work that delivers true business value for clients across consumer, corporate, health and technology industries. Zeno was named 2017 Mid-Size Agency of the Year and 2016 Creative Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. Zeno also received high commendation as 2017 \International Agency of the Year\ by PRWeek's Global Awards and was named a \Best Place To Work\ by PRWeek. The agency was recognized at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2016, winning a Gold Cannes Lion and a Bronze PR Cannes Lion. Zeno is also the unprecedented three-time winner of PRWeek's \US Mid-Size Agency of the Year\ award. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.
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Our company takes its name from Zeno of Citium - the ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic movement and advocated an analytical approach to challenging assumptions and solving problems. One of his more noted sayings was …"we have two ears and one mouth for a reason, so that we might listen more and say less." That philosophy informs our approach to public relations and the development of integrated communications campaigns for our clients.