Manager, Client Reporting @ Publicis Groupe - New York, NY

Job Overview

6 days ago

Manager, Client Reporting

Publicis Groupe - New York, NY

Company Description

Publicis Groupe, known for its world-renowned creativity, best in class technology and data assets, and digital and consulting expertise, is one of the world’s largest communications groups in the world. With more than 80,000 people in over 100 countries, the Groupe has capabilities in Creative with agencies such as Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi, Media within Publicis Media, Digital business transformation with Publicis.Sapient, and Health & Wellbeing with Publicis Health.

Since 2014 and the acquisition of Sapient, Publicis Groupe has undergone a profound transformation by scaling a new model connecting data, creativity and technology. We continued that journey with the 2019 acquisition of Epsilon to further scale our data led offering and provide true momentum to our clients’ own transformation. This model, with a country led approach, is called the “Power of One” and gathers all capabilities of the Groupe under one roof, putting clients at the core of the organization.

Job Description

Financial business partner to Publicis New York client teams reporting to Regional Director of FP&A and Client Reporting. Responsible for client related finance matters including Revenue Recognition, client deliverable tracking, staff utilization tracking and client profitability analysis and reporting.

Client Reporting

  • Develop fee pricing proposals for portfolio of clients in partnership with Client Lead team (annual retainer and incremental projects)
  • Prepare and review reports to ensure they meet reporting requirements per client/Agency agreement.
  • Assist in developing financial and billing terms for client contracts. Review contracts in conjunction with Client Finance & Agency Finance Director.
  • Calculate Revenue Recognition during month end close, ensuring that it is being compiled based on contractual terms with the client. While additionally ensuring all revenue is recorded in compliance with revenue recognition guidelines, and managing PE for audit backup

Client Profitability

  • Partner with FP&A team to prepare client profitability reporting on a monthly basis
  • Work closely with Client Finance Director and client teams to analyze issues and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Partner with client teams to implement profitability improvement strategies

Client Forecasts

  • Partner with Agency Finance Team and Client Account Team to develop annual client plan as well as plans for rolling forecasts
  • Assist Associate Director/Director in the development of revenue targets for assigned clients
  • Prepare and review monthly rolling forecasts and ensure forecasts are submitted in accordance with calendar and Groupe requirements in coordination with the Client Finance Director


  • Manage and track intercompany fee arrangements, assist in developing intercompany agreements and issue related purchase orders
  • Partner with client teams on consistent process implementation across all aspects of client related finance matters
  • Oversee Trade Working Capital for their clients ensuring that management is aware of any issues that may put the agency cashflow at risk

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years of work experience considered
  • Strong technical skills, especially Microsoft Excel (Vlookups, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • Remote candidates considered with preference for local New York area candidates
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience presenting financial information to non-financial teams
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Comfortable digging through large volumes of reporting for key operational findings
  • Ability to maintain and grow positive client relationships
  • Self-motivation to work independently
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment

Additional Information

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

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