• Financial Analyst (New York City or Dallas)

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID
    2020-1031
    Category
    Finance
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    maslansky + partners is a language strategy and research consultancy that helps solve complex and high-stakes communication challenges for the world’s largest and most innovative companies, industry trade groups, and non-profits. 

     

    Clients come to us to help them figure out how to stand out in the marketplace and increase sales.  To win on issues and navigate crisis.  To simplify the complex, and to find ways to better engage and retain customers. 

     

    We specialize in reshaping their communication by combining proprietary research, a deep understanding of behavioral science, and decades of communications expertise.  The result:  clear, credible and compelling language strategies that help senior executives successfully address their business challenges.   

     

    Four reasons to join maslansky + partners team:

     

    1: To be challenged and grow: We’re looking to hire someone who is always asking the question, what’s next? We offer a variety of opportunities to help build and develop your skills and help you grow in a way that will meaningfully contribute to the trajectory of your career. 

     

    2: To make a contribution: Our clients come back to us because our team delivers great work every time.  And our teams deliver great work because of who they are and how they work together.  Small teams with big opportunities.  No matter your job description, we encourage you to learn and participate in the broader business. If you are good, you will not get lost…your contribution will be recognized and rewarded.     

     

    3: To have an impact: Whether you want to help underprivileged students increase their chances of success, increase access to housing, support gender equality, reframe the debate about climate change, or pursue another passion, we actively look for opportunities to complement our corporate work with clients and pro bono opportunities with purpose. 

     

    4: To have a good time: We do serious work but never take ourselves too seriously.  The best work gets done when great people like working together so that is the kind of culture we’ve created.  Lots of work and lots of fun to help you stay energized and engaged.

     

     

    What we’re looking for:

     

    Seeking a Financial Analyst who will manage the day-to-day execution of our Billing and Accounts Payable functions as well as support the financial lifecycle of our client work. The Financial Analyst will be organized and detail-oriented, able to execute on deadline, an effective communicator and able to efficiently project manage all financial responsibilities against our monthly financial deadlines.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the onboarding and setup of new clients and projects in our ERP system and staff planning tool.
    • Communicate details of all new projects to project leads and teams.
    • Manage and track all invoicing according to billing schedules agreed to within scopes of work or contracts. This includes initiating billing requests and managing the process through workflow with the off-site billing team at the shared service center (SSC) and internal project leaders.
    • Analyze all unbilled work (AR & WIP) regularly against project budgets and submit necessary applications/reconciliations. This includes managing the process through workflow and liaising with the off-site billing team at the SSC as appropriate.
    • Conduct regular project review and reconciliations to support the timely management and close out of projects and budgets.
    • Lead the review and follow-up of outstanding client payments. This includes liaising with the off-site collections team (SSC) and reporting AR aging to management.
    • Troubleshoot any billing or AR matters with the Senior Financial Analyst, off-site billing team (SSC), project teams, and CFO as appropriate for timely resolution.
    • Lead efforts on all agency AP-related matters including: process and training, new vendor setups, troubleshooting or issue resolution, liaising with the offsite AP team (SSC), and analysis of open purchase orders.
    • Other ad-hoc reporting and analysis as applicable.
    • Support in execution of special initiatives across the organization.

    Qualifications

    • 0-1 year of financial analysis experience, preferably with some in billing and AP. A professional services agency background a plus, but not mandatory.
    • Ambition, initiative and a track record of success.
    • Project management skills with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects and keep them all on time and on budget.
    • Organization and planning skills with strong attention to detail.
    • Full knowledge of the Microsoft suite, expertise in Excel. Experience with AX Dynamics a plus.
    • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to motivate others.
    • Not afraid to challenge the status-quo and suggest process improvements.

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