The Role

The client finance associate supports Prophet’s gold accounts by serving as a liaison between the Prophet account team, Prophet accounting and the client. For each account, this person is responsible for overseeing the full cash cycle, financial reconciliation and reporting that helps the Prophet account team maintain a commercially healthy financial client relationship.

Responsibilities

Specific duties include the following:
• Work with project managers and client contacts to procure purchase orders
• Generate invoices in line with project invoicing schedules and work with client contacts to ensure payment if needed
• Maintain accurate records of project financials and share information as needed
• Maintain an account dashboard of research and T&E expenses versus budget
• Review client agreements (e.g., MSA, SOW) to ensure that both Prophet and client policies and procedures are well understood and followed by all team members
• Review project expenses alongside the project manager to ensure compliance with client’s travel and expense policies
• Work closely with the account team to research and resolve client financial discrepancies and issues
• Provide monthly analysis of project actuals vs. forecast to account team and project managers
• Ensure that account team members submit time, expenses and pricing models in a timely manner

Requirements

• Undergraduate degree ideally in accounting, finance, economics or business
• Basic understanding of financial and accounting concepts
• 2-to-3 years of work experience
• Business judgment, maturity and professionalism
• Proficiency in Excel
• Attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Good, resourceful problem solver; ability to identify issues and develop effective solutions
• A sense of urgency

About Prophet

Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients find uncommon growth through marketing, brand, experience, innovation and organization & culture capabilities. We operate differently than other consultancies, blending insight, strategy and creativity with an optimistic yet pragmatic approach.

We have partnered with some of the world’s most successful companies, including Electrolux, T-Mobile, UBS, Gatorade and GE. With eleven global offices and more than 350 experts in marketing, innovation, digital and design, we are able to bring together the right people with the right experience to solve our clients’ business challenges. Prophet.com

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