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Publicis Groupe Associate Director, Client Finance in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

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Job Description

Publicis Groupe is looking for an Associate Director of Client Finance to support financial operations and analysis for a portfolio of client accounts. Reporting to the VP of Finance, you will serve as a key business partner and work closely with client account leads, agency finance leads, and other Publicis Groupe stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic financial guidance and support to client services teams.

  • Support development of client contracts, pricing, reporting, and any additional requirements

  • Foster strong relationships with client procurement and finance stakeholders, serving as the main point of contact

  • Monitor client budgets, forecast revenue, interpret financial data, and report on client profitability

  • Perform financial reconciliation of multiple brands/agencies across Groupe.

  • Build trust and credibility with clients by ensuring audit compliance and prompt reconciliations

  • Support financial analysis and reporting including reporting monthly revenue variances to the VP of Finance

  • Foster internal and external client relations, collaborating with Account, Project Managers, and Finance team leads

  • Conduct weekly reviews of Total Working Capital (TWC), ensuring timely updates and proactive management of outstanding balances.

  • Identify opportunities for revenue and profit growth and areas of improvement


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

  • 7-9 years of prior professional experience supporting financial operations, analysis, budgets, and P&L for multiple client accounts.

  • Prior experience working in an advertising agency or a large/complex matrixed environment.

  • Experience working in a client-facing capacity including delivering presentations, leading meetings, and collaborating to identify and resolve issues.

  • Experience owning P&L responsibility for multiple accounts.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (including creating and manipulating pivot tables, V/H/XLookups, etc.) and experience building presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Familiarity with financial and CRM tools (such as Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, etc.) strongly preferred.

  • An ability to concisely and clearly communicate and present complex ideas, concepts, data, and other information to key stakeholders.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with an ability to develop and navigate relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across a multiple brands, teams, and functions.

  • An ability to provide guidance and support to multiple concurrent projects across various stages of completion.

Additional Information

The Power of One starts with our people! To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources. Our best-in-class wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more

  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility

  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption

  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more

  • Matching Gifts programs

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • ‘Work Your World’ Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility)

  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances

The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

Razorfish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $91,000 - 154,000 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 2/21/24.