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Financial Analyst

Apply Job ID 19256 Date posted Apr. 16, 2021 Location Minneapolis, Minnesota Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Periscope is a full-service creative agency on a mission to Do Things People Love. We are an idea-centric culture with world-class creativity, providing unique, in-depth understanding and expertise for every touchpoint in the consumer journey. Every action and decision we make manifests in this notion. Layered within this idea are the opportunities and responsibilities that allow us to practice what we preach.

The Financial Analyst will accumulate and generate information from a variety of sources to compile and prepare client billings. This role is responsible for the payment of invoices and services necessary for the basic operation of the agency.

Internal/External Relationships

  • Maintain effective working relationships with all agency personnel
  • Keep Manager apprised of any issues with the billing process

Billing Responsibilities

  • Compile and prepare client billings, including media, labor and material costs by monthly target date
  • Work to ensure accurate billing and documentation on client-specific and agency billing activity
  • Review pro forma billings to ascertain monthly costs, schedule of work completed and type of work performed for client
  • Compile, sort documents, such as invoices and purchase orders, substantiating business transactions
  • Billing reconciliations

Accounts Payable Responsibilities

  • Management of onboarding vendors
  • Assist in the management and storage of vendor invoices

Other Responsibilities

  • Manage and review internal controls assigned
  • Fee reconciliations
  • Job/project analysis
  • Revenue reporting
  • Manage workload with respect to the deadline-driven nature of the department
  • Maintain high level of professionalism in all internal and external communication including phone, email, chat, voicemail correspondence, etc.
  • Record time completely and accurately on a daily/weekly basis
  • Adhere to Periscope policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook
  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess creative problem-solving, decision-making skills and excellent judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software with a focus in Microsoft Excel


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent business experience
  • 2-3 years’ accounting department experience
  • Experience in an advertising agency environment preferred but not required
  • Experience with ERP MediaOcean preferred but not required

Periscope and Quad are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Periscope and Quad do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Periscope and Quad also prohibit harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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