Junior WIP Controller (junior finance)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Finance

Location: London, United Kingdom

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to work as a Junior WIP Controller and to join an exciting and dynamic finance team.

The ideal candidate will work as an integral member of the team looking after a range of clients and interacting with finance and non-finance colleagues across the agency. They will be responsible for the day to day running of the ledger, as well as meeting with account teams, TV Producers, Project managers and other departments.

Main Tasks

  • Day to day – to include billing, job reconciliations, closing of jobs, keeping client details up to date on Maconomy.
  • Working with both our traditional agency output (e.g Broadcast Prod, Print) and also digital / direct outputs and the different types of billing and revenue recognition associated with each type of work.
  • Checking of costs to identify any abnormalities and ensure all costs are in accordance with approved estimate, SOX, internal policy and client contracts.
  • Working with Finance Commercial team to bill Fees and transfer revenue.

General Responsibilities  

  • Develop a good knowledge and understanding of SOX and how this impacts the running of the business and be able to ensure agency compliance.
  • Be a key contact person for non-finance staff and help them with any system / process queries.
  • Helping account teams by providing accurate financial information to their clients in a timely manner
  • Monthly reporting on aged WIP
  • Ad hoc projects and reporting

Looking For

  • Fast learner, good communicator and team player
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines whilst managing multiple projects
  • Solid attention to detail and facility with numbers
  • Be diligent, organised and detail focused
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and proactiveness

 

What we can offer you

We don’t settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be – a space where you’re never far away from the best minds to learn from.

We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don’t want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community. 

Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people’s wellbeing first, ensuring every person has access to our learning and development programme and building an inclusive workplace. We have a weekly ‘Staying Connected Calendar’ which is full to the brim of training you can get involved in, inspiration sessions hosted by external partners to check out and wellbeing classes and tips and tricks to look after your mind, body and soul. From yoga, Pilates, HIIT, hypnotherapy, a Strava cycling group, 1:1 resilience sessions and trained mental health first aiders. To name a few. Within our office we have a dedicated wellness studio and this year we built a brand new learning lab. Here we host weekly lunchtime lessons that supports iLearn, our learning & development portal home to 100s of sessions for you to access. We're also committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse workforce driven by our Inclusion Council and Employee Resource Groups; Rise, Unite, Re:think, Roots, Wellbeing and Access all Areas .

Your career development is important to us and should you ever choose to move on from Wunderman Thompson, we want you to be better than when you joined us. Thrive will provide you with the framework and support needed to reach your career aspirations. There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency. 

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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