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Client Accountant

34,901 P.A. ?
Somers Town

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Role: Client Accountant

Hours: 9am-6pm (40 hours/week)

Salary: up to £30,000 DoE + benefits

BCW is one of the world's largest full-service global communications agencies. Founded by the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), the world's leader in communications services. For more information visit www.bcw-global.com.

The Revenue Controller is an essential bridge between finance and client facing staff. This role must provide support, advice and mentoring to the client facing team. In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely billing work, revenue management & AR collection.

You will have strong experience and hold a flexible approach to work. You are a great team player capable of maintaining strong relationships both within the finance department and the wider business.


Key accountabilities of the role

  • Raising client invoices based on WIP actuals
  • Raising client invoices based on fixed fee/retainer
  • Opening & closing of projects
  • Raising/issuing credit notes
  • Matching Time & Cost WIP to pre bills
  • Managing Project cost reallocations
  • Chasing of timesheets
  • Conducting monthly WIP meetings
  • Updating revenue forecasts
  • Month end duties – including reconciling revenue versus actuals
  • Preparation of resourcing planners
  • Posting of Cash receipts
  • Chasing of outstanding debtors
  • Maintenance of Client Trackers

Essential skills and competencies

  • Confident working with senior Management
  • Experience in a similar finance role, ideally within a PR/Media Agency
  • Experience working with WIP/Revenue is essential
  • Good communicator who prefers face to face engagement
  • Excel Skills (knowledge of lookups, pivot tables)
  • Active working knowledge of Maconomy is preferable
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines

Systems requirements

  • Excel – working knowledge of Lookups/Pivot Tables
  • Maconomy – working knowledge is preferable


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