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Client Senior Finance Manager - Media consulting - Central London - £55k + bonus + benefits A global entrepreneurial brand in Media consulting and the market leader in their space, has a unique opportunity in their UK Commercial Finance team for a Client Senior Finance Manager. Based in the Global HQ in Central London (zone 1), this is a high-profile role as the lead Finance Business Partner to Senior Client Leads (client facing consultants) supporting the management of large multinational client accounts across various sectors. You will report into a Commercial Finance Director who has fast-tracked through the business and is known to mentor talent and help them progress as she has done. The business is known to nurture and offer progression from within, evidenced in long-term progression for their high performers, in a collaborative and creative entrepreneurial environment. You also get big company perks, flexible working and 29 days holidays. This is a broad, hands-on role, but some of the responsibilities include: Responsible for financial management of multiple client portfolios and projects including client financial oversight of revenue recognition, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, process compliance and staffing Partner with Client Leads in pricing client proposals, responding to RFP/I's and developing budgets Support on client contracts and pricing negotiations (with support from Commercial Finance Director) Negotiation and analysis of bill rates, volume discounts and other financial incentives for various clients (with support from Commercial Finance Director) tract office Facilitate negotiation of client and vendor contracts between clients/vendors, account staff/senior management and legal department, including full review of all business terms Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with client contracts; create client summary sheets (contract cheat sheets) for account teams where they are not currently available or need updating Drive profitability by working with Client Leads and Resource Managers to improve client resource management Ensure department compliance with company financial policies (e.g., revenue recognition, job requisitions, time entry, travel and expense, credit, billing, capex, AP, new business) Supervise and oversee junior finance and client teams with monthly project budget tracking and other required client contractual reporting Design and engage in team building activities To be successful in this role you will need to be: A qualified accountant or studying towards qualification Experience in commercial finance supporting client facing areas or client leads/client accounts Have exposure to commercial/client contracts A confident and strong communicator able to engage and influence senior commercial stakeholders Industry experience in Media/Consulting/PR/Marketing or a similar B2B client facing business