Senior Financial Analyst
em J. Walter Thompson Atlanta


J. Walter Thompson Atlanta is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst.  The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills as the role frequently interfaces with multiple Agency departments and Client contacts. These traits should be complemented by advanced analytical skills, a keen attention to detail, and a high level of organization to support multiple initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare revenue recognition backup, associated journal entries, and other accrualsas part ofmonth-end close
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly financial reporting & analyses, assisting with the preparation ofbudgets/forecastsas needed
  • Prepare Client staffing plans, ensuring pricing maintains contractual compliance
  • Monthly SOX reporting
  • Monthly Utilization reporting
  • Monthly Balance Sheet (A/R, Accrued, Deferred, WIP) maintenance and reporting
  • Perform and review monthly client budget analysis with account teams and client contacts
  • Oversee client projects, including project activation, billable expenditure approval, intercompany partner invoicing, and payment
  • Assist with client billing as needed
  • Act as team lead for financial and billing analysts
  • Ad hoc reporting and projects as requested by clients or assigned by Finance Manager or Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business from a four-year college or university required
  • At least 5 years of progressive Finance and Accounting experience required
  • Microsoft Office software with proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Very strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a high level of organization
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and priorities
  • Prior advertising industry experience preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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