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Veterans Preferred - Client Accounting Associate

Company: WPP
Location: New York
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations - from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.

What you'll be doing:

In this position, the Client Accounting Associate will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Project and subproject creation assigning budgets to the projects.
  • Upload invoices to client portals. For example, COUPA, Ariba and Time Metrics.
  • Review the inventory of client billable charges, supporting documentation and
    work with the Account Lead to determine the appropriate month's billing;
  • Draft, edit and finalize invoices for clients, working closely with Account Leads
  • Maintain trackers for overall accounts including amount billed, approved budgets, inter-company budget allocations and year to date fees and expenses.
  • Match supporting documentation of expenses to draft invoices.
  • Ensure that invoices are submitted in a timely manner and in accordance with the Client agreements.
  • Ensure purchase orders are received for new projects or revised budgets.
  • Assist in the collection process of past due accounts as needed.
  • Assist Project Managers/Client leaders on client queries and requests.
  • Reconcile final invoices and close jobs.
  • Provide support to Client leaders on adhoc assignments.
  • Assist with monthly close related to client portfolio, project journals and other duties including SOX compliance with revenue recognition.
  • Reconcile work in progress for assigned clients.
  • Monthly intercompany billing.
    What you'll need:

    Client Accounting Associate may have a BBA in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with at least two years' work experience billing in the fields of public relations, law firms or other professional services and/or consulting businesses. In the absence of a college degree, additional years of experience will be considered for the right candidate.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and with various project leads and other office finance departments on intercompany transactions.
    • Strong communication skills - both verbal and written.
    • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to interact with employees at all levels.
    • Familiarity with computerized billing/accounting systems.
    • Strong Math/Analytical skills.
    • Dependable with deadlines and flexible to work beyond standard working hours during "peak" periods.
    • Must be flexible and team oriented.
    • Proficiency in Excel (V-Lookup, Pivot Table etc.)
      Who you are:

      You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

      You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

      You're extraordinary: We are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.

      What we'll give you:

      Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

      Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

      Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

      The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, go to for more details.


      $40,000 - $85,000 USD

      WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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