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Commercial Accountant - Creative agency - London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Elisha Demeester
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 14 December 2023
  • Job Ref: BH - 001411202300

A fast growing Media Agency are looking for a commercial astute accountant to join the team on a permanent full time basis based from the London HQ, working a hybrid model. As Commercial Accountant your responsibilities will include working closely with the Head of Finance & Operations and the Client Services department to ensure best commercial practice is seen across the business transactions.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience within Revenue, Reporting and WIP. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working in a busy environment, and eager to get stuck in.

Please note: This role requires 4 days in office and 1 from home.


  • Working in close partnership with Client Services

  • Working with the team to confirm and process monthly revenue recognition

  • Building revenue forecasts alongside Client Services

  • Monthly finance meetings with Client Service teams

  • Training and on-boarding new joiners on Commercial finance processes

  • Working with Client Services to ensure all jobs are opened, maintained, and closed in line with our processes

  • Ensuring estimates are set up using correct rate cards and exchange rates

  • Regularly reviewing outstanding POs and unbilled estimates to ensure timely billing

  • Tracking time across jobs regularly to monitor any over-servicing or potential over-servicing

  • Monitoring Bought Ins, and T&E spend across jobs and advising Business Leads of underspend / overspend Reporting

  • Monthly WIP reports & any commentary necessary

  • Monthly Pre-bill reconciliation & any commentary necessary

  • Monthly revenue forecasts & new business pipeline

  • Monthly packs on job profitability, and servicing for Client Services

  • Tracking SOW hours against actual time for Head of Finance

  • Awareness of Aged Debtors (reporting and credit control sits with Finance Assistant) Client SOWs & contracts

  • Understanding client contracts and any clauses to be aware of

  • Ensuring Client Service teams are aware of any clauses needed to perform the work


  • Commercially focused with great organisational skills and attention to detail

  • A background within a Creatively focused business would be beneficial

  • Excellent communication skills

  • An individual that is happy to work with both finance and non-finance staff

  • Proficient IT skills including Microsoft Office (Excel)

Apply today!

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