Media Client Accountant
40 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JA

Company Description

Publicis Groupe UK is a marketing and digital transformation business made up of 5,000 talented and versatile people with expertise in media, creative, influence, technology and data, working across 21 agencies.

Publicis Groupe UK creative agencies include Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Digitas, Leo Burnett and Publicis•Poke. Also, within the stable are PR agencies MSL and Kekst CNC and sustainability consultancy, Salterbaxter. Publicis Media is home to Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry as well as specialist practices PMX, Performics, Publicis Sport & Entertainment and Publicis Content, providing expertise across media strategy, investment, data and technology.

Langland, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Digitas Health serve clients across health and wellness, science and medicine. They combine expertise across advertising and branding, clinical trial experience, data and analytics, technology, medical strategy and education and public relations and policy. 

At the core of Publicis Groupe’s data and technology offering sits Epsilon which provides personalisation at scale through CORE-ID, its proprietary data tech platform.

Publicis Sapient is the business transformation arm of Publicis Groupe, marrying technology, data sciences and business consulting with engineering and creativity, it helps clients transform digitally.

Publicis Groupe UK clients include BT, McDonald’s, ASDA, Tesco, L’Oreal, P&G, Kellogg’s, VW UK, Reckitts Benckiser, Samsung and Disney among others, encompassing six of the UK’s top 10 advertisers.

Employees share a common purpose, consistent ways of working and a financial structure that encourages collaboration.

In 2015 Publicis Groupe introduced the Power of One. Simplifying the traditional agency structure, the model removes silos between agencies and disciplines to put clients’ needs at the heart of the structure.

Publicis Groupe UK has offices in Chancery Lane, Television Centre in White City, Baker Street, Turnmills in Farringdon, Windsor, Teddington and Dublin, and people based in Edinburgh.  Publicis Groupe has a presence in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 84,000 people worldwide.

Our Commitment
As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 


Job Description

Are you ready to dive into the heart of media finance within one of the most innovative agencies in the industry?

Publicis Groupe are looking for a Media Client Accountant to join the finance team at Digitas, we're not just an agency; we're a rare breed of thinkers, creators, and innovators. With expertise spanning strategy, technology, data, creativity, and media, we're crafting connected experiences that bring brands to life. With a global presence across 27 countries and a vibrant, collaborative culture, we're shaping the future of brand experiences.

About the Role: As a Media Client Accountant, you'll be the financial backbone of our media client relationships. Working closely with the media team and reporting to the Media Client Finance Manager, you'll ensure the financial health of campaigns by managing invoicing, reconciliations, and reporting.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the media and billing teams to ensure timely client invoicing.
  • Assist colleagues with revenue recognition status and manage payable queries.
  • Maintain supplier relationships and ensure timely payments.
  • Provide regular reporting on media spend and billing status.
  • Identify process improvements and assist with implementations.
  • Work closely with various teams to ensure successful campaign delivery.

Skills & Experience:

  • Client/campaign accounting experience, preferably in an agency setting.
  • Strong spreadsheet skills and organisational abilities.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence senior colleagues.
  • Proactive self-starter with a keen eye for detail.
  • Experience with DDS, Prisma, or similar media systems is desirable.

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a nurturing environment within Publicis Groupe, offering stability and great benefits.
  • Work in a central location surrounded by a dynamic, creative culture.
  • Challenge the norms and drive innovation alongside a passionate team.


Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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