Finance Associate

Zeno Group New York, NY
About You

We are looking for a rock star recent graduate to join our growing Finance team working with PR professionals on various projects. The Finance Associate will report to the VP Finance Director and will support the team in day-to-day financial operations, business management and preparation of financial reports. The person in this role will work cross functionally to drive results. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fun and exciting environment for a fast-paced company in the PR industry. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a strong desire to learn and execute tasks and strong financial acumen. We are looking for someone with the confidence to work with team members at all levels and a with a fearlessness that embodies Zeno Group.

* Bachelor's degree in FIN or ACC preferred, or business degree

* 1-2 years of FIN or ACC classes

* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

* Well organized with excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

* Strong time management skills

* Attention to detail, following through on multiple projects and handling various tasks, in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Commit to continuous learning to improve tactical skills, including on line and on-the-job training

* Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Zeno's values, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

* Strong excel skills and/or a desire to sharpen current skills

* Accuracy in data entry, query and report extraction

* Strong organization skills: maintaining files, contracts, invoices, scopes of work, tracking documents and other relevant documentation

About The Job

You will succeed at ZENO if you are fearless, resourceful, and have a knack for working in a fast-paced, competitive agency setting. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has:

* Bachelor's degree in finance, business management, or related field

* Previous internship or up to 1 year's work experience in finance or accounting

* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and an aptitude for financial and client reporting systems

* Proven to be a fast learner, able to understand systems and processes quickly

* Collaborative work style and knows that no job is too big or too small

* Knack for managing multiple priorities and delivering on tight deadlines

* Sense of humor and ability to embrace change

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills as there is significant interaction with employees across the agency

* Attention to detail

* Unwavering integrity and professionalism when dealing with confidential information

* Approachable demeanor and ability to remain calm under pressure

* Desire to grow with our growing agency

* Ability to build relationships based on trust and respect

This associate will work on a variety of clients across consumer, digital, health and corporate affairs and will include responsibilities such as:

* Learn our financial management system (GFS), CRM system (Hammer), and our revenue management tool (Adaptive) and gain experience running various types of reports

* Open project codes, track open projects, assist Finance team and project managers with review of project transactions, open POs and project closings

* Review monthly expense details, pull back up as needed and ensure proper coding of expenses

* Assist with client reporting and audit requests

* Support Financial Analyst with aged receivables, distribute reports to management, and cash flow analysis

* Review missing time reports weekly and follow up on delinquencies

* Ad hoc requests

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