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Client Finance Manager
Client Finance Manager

We are a Chicago based full-service creative agency that creates brand excitement. Culture is our secret sauce, and we work collaboratively with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for what we do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers.

The Client Finance Manager works across internal teams to ensure excellence in budgeting, financial tracking and reconciliation. A successful Client Finance Manager must possess strong written and oral communication skills to work with agency partners and third-party vendors. Strong attention to detail and a passion for financial rigor are a must.

Take this opportunity to join an award-winning creative agency and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Act as cross-functional lead for finance processes, working with people across job levels within the agency and client teams.
  • Lead strategic evaluation and analysis of vendor payment and processing costs/invoices as well as real-time reconciliation. Manage reconciliation process, ensuring timely invoicing (includes billing of commission/fee and hard costs) and developing reports as needed.
  • Manage budget changes and period close processes, monthly financial adjustments and auditing.
  • Develop and maintain budget tracker to track budget vs. actual spend (media fee/commission and vendor hard costs), including monthly reconciliation.
  • Ensure payment and invoicing in accordance with payment terms / client contracts (media/account team to provide details by client).
  • Training / use of Deltek

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent job-related experience required
  • 2-3 Years of experience in finance within an agency environment; agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with clients, customers, agency partners, and third-party vendors.
  • Understanding of agency financial processes
Account Manager
Account Manager

Upshot is a Chicago based full-service creative marketing agency that creates brand excitement. Culture is our secret sauce, and we work collaboratively with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for what we do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers. We specialize in total brand engagement, brand initiatives and shopper marketing that flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.

We are seeking a highly dynamic Account Manager to be the liaison for client accounts, working with the client and across the agency to coordinate job/project completion and delivery. Your role is that of a problem solver and executional maven. You must have the ability to work independently as part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment and be able to make decisions and meet stringent deadlines. This is a client facing role, including some independent client communication, so outstanding communication skills are a must. You also need to provide flawless management of day to day project tasks while growing your marketing acumen and business strategy skills.

We are a division of Advantage Solutions. Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Establish proactive, trusted working relationship with clients
  • Liaise with the client and across the agency to coordinate job/project completion
  • Own small to medium projects and oversee execution
  • Become competent at financial job estimates and timelines
  • Begin to outline, assemble and write presentation decks
  • Timely communication of contact reports and status reports
  • Management of team meetings
  • Prepare materials for creative review sessions
  • Begin to learn how to evaluate creative work through agency and client filters and provide feedback that is actionable and betters the work
  • Participate in monthly financial close meetings
  • Cultivate marketing passion into action and identify areas to learn and grow for added team value
  • Immerse and involve yourself in the agency culture beyond your direct team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
  • 1-3 years of experience in agency account services role
  • Process-oriented/strong follow-up/ highly organized approach to managing/prioritizing tasks and day-to-day activity
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and communicate across both internal and client teams
  • Proactive, analytical thinker to anticipate and resolve project challenges
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Teams)
Upshot General Application
Upshot General Application

We’re always looking to speak with great candidates who are interested in future opportunities at Upshot. So please submit your résumé and be sure to let us know your area of expertise —creative, account management, digital, media, production, planning, administrative—. If you’re a great fit, you’ll be hearing from us.

Please provide us with your contact details including phone number, a link to your portfolio if available and attach a copy of your resume.