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At Zenith we are dedicated to creating a sustainable advantage for our clients, providing them with a quantifiable return from their communications investment that outstrips their competitors. Our focus on ROI ensures that clients' budgets are invested, not simply spent. We believe the most important consideration for any campaign is a demonstrably effective outcome. We are committed to developing close partnerships with all our clients and to delivering a service that always exceeds expectations.
Above all, we know that ideas and imaginative solutions are vital to make our clients' brands stand out from the crowd; connecting with consumers in a striking and persuasive manner.
We are seeking a hands-on Finance Associate Director to provide support to the internal Verizon team at Zenith. This Associate Director will be a trusted liaison between the internal teams and the client. This individual will be serve as a main point of contact for budget stewardship between client and agency, own budget tracking documents and assist with month-end, quarter-end and year-end close procedures.
Serve as a liaison between Verizon, VM1 Account team, Strategy & Activation teams to communicate holistic budget updates
Weekly communication with Strategy leads on current budget status and updates needed
Ensure teams are managing budget to full: stewarding conversations on shifts, savings and reallocations across entire team to maintain quarterly budget ceilings
Leadership of budget status meetings internally and externally with a prepared agenda and objective for each meeting
Produce overall budget report and other basic financial management reports for senior leadership on a weekly/monthly basis
Understand Finance submissions and how the total budget is tracking to approved budgets
Ensure accurate and timely delivery of latest working/non-working media budgets to Verizon Finance, Marketing Effectiveness teams and for internal deliverables
Assist with month-end, quarter-end and year-end close procedures such as: accruals, reconciliations and adjustments
Track planned, purchased and invoiced budgets to ensure dollars are tracking to full quarterly and year allocations
Work closely with account team and Verizon to ensure quarterly non-working/enabling fees/commission are billed/accrued as per contracts
Work with the account team on monthly finance submissions and billing reconciliations
Track authorized dollars vs. overall budget
6+ years accounts receivable and billing experience in a client services industry, financial or accounting related experience
Strong Microsoft Excel skills are critical
A minimum of 1-2 years of advertising/media experience ideal
Knowledge of Media tools, Prisma and/OR Media Ocean a plus
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work proactively
Strong analytical and organizational skills and highly detail oriented habits
Fast learner with problem solving skills and willingness to find solutions
Must be a team player with strong communication skills
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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