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Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A



IT, Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Business Overview

We are IPG Mediabrands, a client-first, consulting-led, community-driven group of media and marketing specialists around the world on a mission to ensure our clients win in the marketplace. Through our portfolio of brands, and culture of collaboration, we offer the media and marketing capabilities it takes to invest smarter and grow our client’s businesses now and in the future. Through our diverse community of people and leaders, we offer teams of experts who thrive in a culture of excellence and equity. Through our commitment to brand values and media responsibility, we offer leadership to help our clients always act in the best interests of the communities they serve.

Position Overview

We are looking for a dynamic Senior Financial Analyst to join our team. The Senior Financial Analyst will be a hands-on role that will play an integral role with both finance as well as client teams. The focus of this role is preparing and analyzing financial data from the US market including preparing financial presentations.


· Support the preparation and analysis of the annual budget and monthly/quarterly flash submissions

· Maintain and improve forecast models

· Monthly and quarterly financial reporting including variance analysis

· Coordinate intercompany recharges including pass through, salary related and other opex

· Assist in the preparation of forecast presentations

· Coordinate with the US Finance team to ensure adherence with the reporting framework, timely collection of data and other reporting requirements

· Provide ad-hoc and special project support as needed

Required Skills and Experience

· Experience with budgeting and forecasting annual, quarterly and monthly results

· Strong Excel skills, including pivot tables, V-Lookups, etc.

· Solid financial analysis skills and comfort with numbers

· Must have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines; possession of strong organizational and time-management skills, and the ability to understand and establish appropriate priorities

· IPG Mediabrands does not require candidates to have college degrees

Desired Skills and Experience

§ Demonstrates the ability to be a team player

§ At least two years of financial planning and analysis and/or budget experience

§ Ability to learn and utilize several online platforms including SAP/Hyperion

§ Ability to handle classified information in a professional and discreet manner

§ Proven experience presenting information orally and in writing

§ Experience in a fast paced, client service environment; a high sense of urgency, a positive attitude and willingness to learn

We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at

Salary Range
$80,000$85,000 USD