Commercial Finance Manager

Finance, London

This role will report into the Global Finance Director and be a key member of the Finance team. The role focuses on the commercial aspects of running client business for the centralised agency such as client revenues and profitability. The role will include working closely with business partners to ensure timely and accurate revenue forecasting, revenue recognition, pricing matrix and resource models.

The candidate will thrive in a culture of accountability and transparency and be highly responsive to the needs of the continually evolving organization. The individual will have exceptional attention to detail, but will also be a strategic thinker, excited by the opportunity to test ideas and lead projects that impact the company.

Commercial business support
• Day to day liaison with Business Partners/Directors on confirmed client fees, SOW’s and MSA’s and obtaining regular updates on client forecasts and client performance
• Full control over the monthly Revenue Recognition process and forecasting to align with accounting standards
• Producing standard reports to track actual KPIs across clients vs expected
• Main agency contact to assist media and services team to maintain financial data within the ERP system that aid accurate Revenue Recognition and Forecasting
• Working with the FD and Business Partners on resource models, client & job profitability and utilisation

Forecasting and budgeting
• Owning the preparation of the Revenue Forecasts for the UK office by client
• Producing monthly revenue analysis for business partners and management to allow for informed business decisions to be made
• Working closely with Global Offices to report and forecast on Intercompany Revenues and Billings
• Rolling forecast reconciliations with movement analysis explained

Other responsibilities
• Full ownership of the Revenue Schedule, reporting to the FD on an ongoing basis including monthly reporting and variances commentary in the management accounts
• Assist the rest of the finance team with general finance tasks such as P&L analysis, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
• Working closely with the AR team to ensure debtors are reviewed and collected in a timely manner
• Assist the FM in producing a Operational Cashflow across all currency accounts
• Ad hoc reporting and analysis on clients, fees and client variances
• Working closely with Global Finance Teams for month end reconciliations across P&L and Revenues
• Recommending and implementing improvements to internal processes for better working practices

Skills and Experience:
• Qualified Chartered Accountant
• Highly analytical with excellent excel and software experience
• 3+ years of experience in the field and similar role
• Exceptional knowledge of finance, complex modelling, budgeting, accounting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Advanced knowledge of accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national/international regulations
• Strong Excel and software experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Credible track record of meeting tight deadlines with accuracy, integrity, and a sense of calm
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently

About the agency:
Transmission is a data-driven B2B marketing agency that believes in customer obsession. We put our clients’ and their customers at the centre of everything we do. Continually testing and enhancing. Because life should be a series of amazing experiences. Experiences planned with insight, intelligence, and heart.

And we’re growing. Globally. Currently we’re at over 100 members of staff, with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and San Francisco. You can find out more about us at

• Company pension scheme
• Free breakfast and office snacks
• 23 days annual leave, which increases by 1 day for every year with us (up to 25 days)
• Company away days
• Perkbox with gifts, discounts and deals every month
• Working with a vibrant team in a modern, open plan office in Shoreditch

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

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