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Finance Manager

Chicago, IL 60611 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 03/25/2024 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 259 Pay Rate: $100-120K Remote: Hybrid Experience:

Job Description

Finance Manager



The Finance Manager supports the Chicago offices and reports to the Chief Financial Officer, though she/he will also interface with various levels of management including interaction and coordination with the Director of Finance and Revenue.   This person will be a business partner to senior leaders in Chicago and support them in all manner of client finance roles.  

  • Provides regional financial counsel to the agency’s Midwest operations
  • Supports Managing Director and regional leaders in client finance, staff utilization/planning, overservice monitoring, budgeting, billing & accounts receivable and in the preparation of contracts and RFPs
  • Supervises finance for the region, and has ongoing interaction with company’s management to gather, analyze, and prepare recommendations regarding financial plans, new business, trended future requirements and operating forecasts among others
  • Supports monthly closing process, and manages revenue recognition for Midwest operations, coordinating with Director of Finance and Revenue
  • Communicates financial policies, practices, and procedures with employees, managers, vendors, reporting agencies, and clients
  • Oversees cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation and ensure timely financial statements
  • Provide direction and training to employees and regional leaders on financial systems and time entry
  • Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations
  • Analyzes operational issues impacting the business, and determine their financial impact
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted financial principles and company procedures
  • Makes strategic recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies
  • Analyzes monthly budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls



Job Requirements



  • Experience working in an agency setting (advertising, marketing, public relations, etc.)
  • 5+ years of client finance experience required, with emphasis on partnering with senior leaders and good organization and communication skills
  • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or business management preferred. CPA and CFO skillsets not required
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, with special emphasis in Excel, PeopleSoft Financial experience a plus
  • Proven service orientation, fostering positive working relationships with agency staff and external clients
  • Well organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Possess strong time and project management skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced work environment
  • Comfortable working independently, shows initiative and has a proactive and positive attitude
  • Demonstrates excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and pursuit of excellence in all operations

Additional Information


We offer a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation, optional and sick time. We also offer a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a prescription drug benefit plan, a vision plan, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and programs that support flexibility and promote work/life balance.  In addition, our unique  wellness program offers financial support to pursue the wellness activity of your choice.

Our culture is innovative and energetic. If you thrive on a creative challenge and are looking for an opportunity that offers plenty of growth potential and career development, then we are looking for you!

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Podlasek
Senior Recruiter

Responsible for recruiting the CPS division that specializes in Accounting, Finance, Audit and Tax. CPS is a highly specialized, full cycle recruiting firm, placing top talent with the best companies. We've been in business since 1973 and over the years we've placed more than 40,000 of the best and brightest candidates with our clients.

If you are looking for a position in Accounting, Finance, Audit or Tax or if your company is looking for someone to provide you with good candidates for hire, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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