Client Finance Associate

Houston, TX

Client Finance Associate

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting, and customer obsession to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

Job Description

As a Client Finance Associate, you will be responsible to build exceptional relationships and for providing the highest level of operational support to Publicis Sapient’s client facing and internal teams. You must demonstrate willingness to go the extra mile for the team’s success. You will be a problem solver, creative thinker, fast learner, be detail oriented and interested in learning PS’s business. 

You will help manage client teams through various Publicis Sapient operational processes while at the same time advocate to internal teams their business drivers. On some accounts you could interact with the Clients’ internal operations teams, where you will view yourself as an extension of the account leadership – doing whatever it takes to help the client facing team ensure flawless client relationships and project delivery.

Your Impact: 

  • Partnering with Client Services and Project Management Teams to understand key financial drivers such as pricing, revenue mix, erosion to manage project/client profitability
  • Collaborating closely with various internal teams (Business Operations, Capacity, Controllership, Legal, Financial Reporting) to deliver complete and accurate financial results and improve operational effectiveness
  • Assisting with monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting, revenue, margin projections, contracts, cash collections, invoicing, purchase orders and reporting
  • Supporting Client Services and Project Management Teams through various operational processes and ensure adherence
  • Coordinate with Globally Distributed Operations team to ensure the operational support being provided is successful 
  • Maintaining data integrity within systems and tools used for financial analysis and reporting
  • Prepare financial / project health data and/or presentations for Client relationship leaders – proactively reporting issues and concerns 
  • Miscellaneous support: knowledge management, organize and promote activities/communications to build community within client facing teams, assist with various trackers and ad hoc reports 



Your Skills and Experience: 

  • 2-3+ years of professional experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving and analytical skills and able to interact with individuals at all internal Client organizational levels
  • Proven ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team w/ demonstrated ability to balance priorities on simultaneous projects 
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, time management, and prioritization skills 
  • Willingness to work in Globally Distributed Model
  • Strong skills including Microsoft Office tools w/ expertise in excel/pivot tables; prior experience with Salesforce, SAP, or similar systems is a plus

Additional Information

Pay Range: $58,000 - $112,000

The range shown represents a grouping of relevant ranges currently in use at Publicis Sapient. Actual range for this position may differ, depending on location and specific skillset required for the work itself.

    Benefits of Working Here:

    • Flexible vacation policy; time is not limited, allocated, or accrued
    • 16 paid holidays throughout the year
    • Generous parental leave and new parent transition program
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Corporate gift matching program 

    As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Sapient is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1-617-621-0200.