Finance Coordinator

San Francisco, California, United States Full-time

Who We Are

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School.

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, ping-pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.

The Finance Coordinator

The Finance Coordinator is an entry level role for a recent accounting graduate and is an ideal opportunity for someone to gain valuable accounting experience in the advertising industry.

The focus of this role is to provide accurate and timely processing of information related to the general and client accounting.  As a member of the Finance team, the Finance Coordinator participates in and supports team workflow and initiatives to help ensure quality of information and continuous improvement of the function overall.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Accounts Payable
    • New vendor set up
    • Accounts payable entries (over head & job related)
    • Expense report processing on Concur and Advantage
    • Credit Card Reconciliations
    • Respond to vendor inquiries and maintaining the Accounts payable inbox
    • Maintaining the accounts payable ledger
    • Analyze the accounts payable activities for trends and to identify the inefficiencies (Audit specific expense GL accounts monthly)
    • Payments to vendors & employees expense reports

 

  • General Accounting:

 

    • Travel system maintenance and support
    • Concur job updates
    • Assist the Accounting Manager on vendor related support
    • Assist the Controller on the year end review and support
    • Assist the Controller on the month End support
    • Maintain the accounting files
    • All other general accounting duties as requested to assist with the workflow

Qualifications:

  • A passion for problem solving, creativity and brands. We hope you get excited by words like “strategy”, “innovation”, “nimble”, and “Mekanism.”.
  • Minimum 2 years of AP experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Strong organizational skills and accuracy with details
  • Proficiency with Excel and Google Sheets

Apply for this opening at http://mekanism.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01w5p?apply=true