Client Accountant

  • Full-time

Company Description

Publicis Groupe is a world leader in marketing, communication, and digital business transformation, driven through the alchemy of data, creativity, media and technology. Our connected platform of companies and capabilities is more than an operational framework, it’s a cultural model we've built to unite our people in a collaborative way of thinking and working. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to the expertise of its 80,000+ talents across 100+ countries globally.

In Australia, our powerhouse of marketing capabilities stretches across creative agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide), media agencies (Starcom, Zenith, Spark Foundry), Razorfish, Digitas, Epsilon, Arc, Prodigious, PMX and PR (Herd MSL). We also have Publicis Sapient driving digital business transformation for our clients.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Client Accountant to join our talented and diverse team here in Sydney. You will assist in providing accurate and timely financial services to support the daily operation and financial reporting of business units within Publicis Communications Australia.

You will join our small but mighty Finance team and work under the guidance of our Financial Lead, whilst having autonomy and opportunity to sink your teeth into deeper finance responsibilities. Furthermore, our Groupe’s connected platform will enable you to fulfil career ambitions in a business large enough to accommodate them.

Day to day in this role, you’ll get to:

  • Partner with the Account Management teams to ensure profitability of jobs across all clients.
  • Assist on month end reporting and revenue rolling forecasting.
  • Use your high organisation skills to manage monthly WIPS and job detail review with the Account Management teams.
  • Coordinate new supplier / client set up and job close processes.
  • Flex your high accuracy skills to assist with reporting, audits and job reconciliations.
  • Build on your existing experience and skills to help improve internal efficiencies and optimising operating processes.
  • Be part of a tight-knit, supportive and successful finance team that sits within the Publicis Groupe’s connected platform.


The person we’re looking for has / is:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience working within a finance / accountancy team.
  • Is an excellent communicator, enjoys working in a collaborative team and is self-motivated.
  • Is analytical and has excellent attention to detail.
  • Possesses brilliant organisational skills, is proactive and inquisitive.
  • Is an Excel gun, can quickly whip up a pivot table or vlook up with ease.
  • CA/CPA qualified is desirable, also SAP knowledge is a plus.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Additional Information

What we will offer you:

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, recent winner of the 2023 Employer of Choice Awards and one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses.

Enjoy all the perks that come with our network offering:  

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing. 
  • A creative, fun and rewarding office environment where people love working with each other, supported by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!”  
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network.
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes 
  • A culture of open feedback and support to reach your goals through our Career Conversations program.  
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! WomenÉgalité, enABLE and Embrace (reconciliation action plan) programs.   
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year. 
  • Parental leave policy with up to 18 weeks paid primary carer leave and generous secondary carer benefits. 
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs. 

If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. Research suggests that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. We focus on hiring people who share our values of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, fearlessness, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, please apply.

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. More than just words, these are part of our DNA. At Publicis Groupe we are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people; regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status and religious affiliation. We believe that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. 

Uniqueness is powerful; without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. So be you – we like it that way. 

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process.  If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.

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