Client Service Accountant

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US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Bellevue
United States-OR-Portland

What We Need

The Client Service Accountant will be a key member of WE’s Client Billing team that coordinates the company’s revenue accounting activities across multiple companies and business units. This role will handle end to end client billing, including client invoicing, client budget tracking and accounts receivable management, across a portfolio of company clients. This role is in a unique position of partnership with non accounting personnel to track and communicate activity against client budgets. Applicants should have the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial staff in a timely and courteous way. Communication with client services accountant is both internal and external with our clients directly and a high standard of professionalism is expected in this role.

What you'll be doing

Job Functions:

  • Perform billing activities for a portfolio of agency clients including the accurate tracking of revenue and job costs and timely issuance of invoices to clients.

  • Inter-company invoicing, ensuring costs are captured appropriately.       
  • Advise account staff on their client’s budget management, continuously educating account staff on business services process and procedures.                      
  • Create, maintain, and audit spreadsheets for client monthly/yearly activity                                                                         
  • Communicate with client’s accounts payable contact and team leads regarding past due invoices
  • Special client reporting and audit requests.
  • Month-end tasks including managing revenue recognition and completion of account reconciliations.
  • Maintain and enhance both internal and external customer relationships.
  • Understand and meet WE guidelines on best business practices involved in client services, including keeping manager informed of what is transpiring with their business on a frequent basis.
  • Other job duties as assigned.



What you've been able to accomplish


Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or applicable field is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in general financial and business development  statistical analysis, accounting or finance, and operations is preferred
  • Working knowledge of accounting application software such as Dynamics365.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, and Excel PowerBI experience is a +)


Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to develop excellent client relationships and build credibility for agency best practices
  • Demonstrated desire and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Must be able to work with teams across various geographic locations (virtual team structure)
  • Client and business environment:  Customer service orientation is a must.  Job pressure may exist from requirement of handling multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion
  • Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations
  • Strong presentation and communication skills along with the ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


About Us

WE Communications:

WE is one of the largest communications and integrated marketing agencies in the world. We’re independent, we’re all about our people — both our clients and our employees — and we believe in the power of communications to move audiences to positive action. 


For more than 30 years, we have been helping translate complex innovations into powerful, persuasive stories. Our sector expertise across key verticals — including technology, healthcare, consumer, and brand purpose — translates into insights and strategies that are informed, current and credible.


We work with companies that are embracing the ever-evolving digital world to reinvent themselves, to deliver new value to their customers or reach them in new ways and ultimately improve people’s lives.



WE Codeword is a fast-growing agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. We work with the biggest and smallest tech companies in the world, and our clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We're storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose. 


WE Codeword is a proud member of the WE Worldwide network. We’re committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable culture that values every team member and helps advance their careers.


We Red Bridge:

WE Red Bridge is an award-winning integrated communications consultancy, born through the merging of two leading independent agencies who shared a single common goal: to do things differently.  With a company culture founded on integrity, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurial savvy, we work as business partners to our clients to think ahead, challenge the status quo, and deliver tangible business results.


Providing integrated consumer, technology, B2B and healthcare sector expertise, our strength is working with first-mover brands that are seeking to define an industry category, those that are leading the way through technological and social innovation, and the mavericks, our kindred spirits, who dare to challenge convention.


With offices in Shanghai and Beijing, plus access to a network of offices in over 18 countries, WE Red Bridge provides clients in China with an alternative – a connected independent consultancy, local in its focus, creative in its approach, and international in its thinking.



WATATAWA is a Singapore-headquartered strategic communications consultancy committed to delivering tangible business results for our clients. We specialise in corporate communications, financial and investor relations, and stakeholder engagement, helping clients communicate across the entire media ecosystem on their biggest opportunities and challenges. We have a track record of providing strategic perspective to senior business executives, working closely with corporate affairs teams, and developing global communications programmes for both public and private sector clients.


Our experience covers all of Asia’s major markets and spans four decades of involvement in some of the region’s most significant market developments, business initiatives and international events.

WATATAWA’s key differentiator is the depth and experience of a team drawn from business, journalism and consulting backgrounds with in-depth knowledge of multiple sectors — and our absolute guarantee of hands-on senior-level involvement in every aspect of our work for clients.


As a WE Communications company, our extended capabilities include in-depth analytics, interactive and digital marketing, social media, branding, and international research.


Avian WE:

Avian WE is a leading integrated communications agency in India. For over 16 years, we have focused on building the right kind of company – strong on growth and high on values – knowledgeable, ethical, committed, and passionate. Since 2015, we have been ranked as the best agency in India in multiple categories at Fulcrum Awards and Sabre Awards. We are the only communications agency to be featured in the Top 50 India’s Best Place To Work – Mid Size Workplaces in 2018.


We are part of WE Communications, one of the largest communications and integrated marketing agencies in the world. WE is a recipient of Titanium and Gold Lions at Cannes Lions 2019, APAC PR Consultancy of the Year (PR Awards Asia 2019), Best Agency in Asia Pacific (PR Week Global Awards 2019) and Technology PR Agency of the Year (Holmes Report Global Sabre Awards 2019).


Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.


Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.


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