Billing Manager

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Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Billing Manager
Location: London (hybrid)

Career Level: CL9
Salary: competitive package

 

What we do?

At Accenture, we deliver meaningful customer experiences, which is the new battleground for brands. Marketers today are expected to deliver exceptional customer experiences at the right time, with every interaction – acknowledging the individual. With accelerating complexity, delivering a cohesive brand experience remains elusive. Our clients, especially CMO’s, are looking for expert global partners who can create, innovate, activate and scale marketing operations programs that deliver increased impact, powerful customer experiences and marketing-led growth.

 

Role Overview:
The Billing Manager is responsible for accurate and timely management of clients’ finances, billing and job reconciliation in UK. The role serves as a finance liaison between Agency and Clients and is a key member of the Global Agency Finance Team at Accenture. The Billing Manager supports the Global Commercial Lead at Accenture to find solutions to business challenges, drive change and deliver efficiencies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with client agreements, and secure appropriate approvals to invoice clients.
  • Partner with Account Management and Operations teams to plan and manage client’s production budgets, provide timely and accurate job status reports, and time/ job reconciliations.
  • Liaison with Accenture Commercial Finance and Procurement teams for accounting, invoicing of productions jobs, and for vendor POs and rush payments.
  • Oversight for jobs in progress and ensure jobs are activated, reconciled and closed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Agency Teams log time to appropriate jobs/ retainer in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Support office leads with demand-capacity planning for retainer teams.
  • Support Operations teams for engaging freelancers/ sub-contractors.
  • Train to become the Superuser for the financial systems at Accenture for relevant functions.
  • Support month-end close process – provide reports and analysis in a timely manner.
  • Work with Agency teams to ensure that Accenture policies and procedures are understood and adhered.
  • Lead for client audits, questions from Client Procurement team and Accenture auditors – ensure accuracy for audit trail.
  • Ensure adherence to internal controls, policies, and procedures of clients and of Accenture.
  • Foster and nurture a culture of commercial awareness with the Agency.
  • Support Global Commercial Lead to manage client finances and related analysis/ reconciliations.
  • Prepare/ support ad-hoc management reports.

Qualifications

Person Specification

Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or similar.
  • Extensive experience in advertising and related industry.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.

 

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for. Please note, the work location for this role will include a mix of working remotely, onsite at a client or in an Accenture office or center.

About Accenture

We connect deep human and business insights with the power of technology to define and deliver new realities. Experiences that can make lives easier, healthier, safer, and rewarding. At Accenture, we’re reimagining business through experience.

Website: https://www.accenture.com/gb-en/services/song/marketing-transformation

Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, marketing, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Song, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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