Assistant Accountant

Date Posted: 11 days ago

Job Description

Assistant Accountant

About C Space

C Space is a pioneering customer agency, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, London and Shanghai. Our promise to our clients is to deliver ‘Customer Inspired Growth’ - over the years we have helped clients like Etihad, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, Diageo, Ebay and Heinz grow by developing new products, services and communication together with their customers. Most of our clients have worked with us for a number of years and more than 80% return for more every year: building long-lasting relationships with our clients is the key ingredient to our success.

Insight at C Space isn’t like insight at other agencies; it’s faster, more entrepreneurial and more integrated. And it doesn’t just focus on finding the ‘truth’ but more importantly on leveraging that truth with those who matter in our clients’ organisation: we truly care about and organise ourselves around having impact on our clients' business – by either making them or saving them money.

To help us make good on our promise to clients, we’ve developed four differentiating capabilities:

  • 21st Century Research: a proprietary tool-kit that allows our clients to listen to and co-create with their customers in an ongoing, iterative way using private, moderated online communities.
  • Employee Crowdsourcing: best-in-class expertise that allows us to consult on and manage high-profile (employee) crowdsourcing assignments.
  • Business Solutions: a team of outstanding insight, innovation and brand consultants who specialise in high-impact, live project-work.
  • Creative Services: a team of designers who develop the creative behind new campaigns, branding and our storytelling offer - in conjunction with the other teams or stand-alone.

We pride ourselves on our friendly but high-performing culture. We love people who are self-starters, see the glass as half-full and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment: six directors of the EMEA business have started their career at C Space as entry level consultants. We tend to attract people who are curious about the world and who have been able to match this curiosity with the ability to problem-solve challenges for clients in marketing and insight departments.

Ultimately, there are five traits that all our people have in common:

  • Ambition Collaboration Appetite to learn Resourcefulness Humour

We are passionate about our people and proud of our culture. We have launched six ‘behaviours’ to ensure that we are delivering fantastic work, continuing to learn and develop and building a high performance culture which creates opportunities for those who work here:

  • I’ve got this: taking responsibility, doing what we say we will.
  • Only accept awesome: delivering high quality work that we are proud of and has impact.
  • Show the love: celebrating successes & ensuring everyone has a voice.
  • Do what scares you: challenging ourselves, taking risks and learning more.
  • Tell it like it is: being honest and freeing ourselves from "office politics" and "hidden agendas”
  • Open up and listen: Listening first and fully before we respond or react

You can find out more about our culture on our culture page - and through this video -

Some examples of our work:

  • British Airways: bringing flatbeds to business – a smarter way to fly
  • Santander: launching the world’s biggest bank in the world’s biggest market
  • Kraft Heinz: customer inspired product innovation
  • Jaguar Land Rover: helping convert consumer truth into business strategy
  • McDonalds: co-creating the restaurant of the future
  • Etihad: redefining luxury at 30,000 feet
  • Samsung: inspiring laundry solutions for developing markets

To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter @CSpaceGlobal. C Space is a part of DDB, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About the Role

The role is suited to a bright, committed and passionate individual who is looking for a varied finance role and shows high levels of initiative and numeracy. As a key member of the finance team you’ll need to be able to solve problems proactively and have the capacity to multitask effectively. Ideally, you’ll also have a good working knowledge of Dynamics AX and Salesforce.

We have recently transferred over to Dynamics AX and are handing over the transactional aspects of finance (AR and AP) to Omnicom’s Shared Services Centre. We are looking for someone who can work alongside the Finance Manager and FD and lead in the following areas critical areas:

  • Own project accounting and maintain accuracy of ledgers. An example would be identifying mis-postings to projects and reclassifying appropriately.
  • Being the team expert on AR and billing status. Be the primary C Space contact for shared service to resolve open queries. This will involve bi-weekly meetings with credit controller and AP to provide comments against outstanding items. This role will require the ownership of non-standard billing such as long-term projects and intercompany recharges. Understanding what has been sold, reflecting that appropriately in the system, managing complex non-standard billing (Scheduling billing upon client work completion alongside partnering with the wider business to understand project progress is one example of complex billing at C Space).
  • Create journals to be approved by Finance Manager to maintain up to date accounts. The journals will be uploaded by Shared Service, but preparation and approval sit with C Space. An example would be month end revenue journals/ project cost transfer journal.
  • Supporting bedding in and systemising new processes required by the Shared Service Centre (SSC) and Dynamics AX. This will require forming good work relationship and processes with Management Accountant at SSC to ensure C Space requests are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist Finance Manager with balance sheet reconciliation reviews and on follow up actions.
  • Support with Omnicom (parent company) reporting. An example would be HFM revenue disclosures and assisting with review of working capital and unbilled.
  • Implementing accounting best practice in line with Omnicom internal audit requirements. This requires ensuring all our finances around revenue and billing are thoroughly documented and tracked proactively. Auditable working papers are expected to be kept up to date.
  • Support Commercial Finance Manager and FD on other ad-hoc Finance tasks at this job level

This person will also need to be willing to roll up their sleeves and dive into project creation and quote submissions where needed in order to ensure system data we’re reporting on is accurate and up to date. As is the case with the rest of the team, this person will need to be flexible with the work assigned to them as needs will fluctuate over the coming months during this significant period of change for the finance team.

C Space is a commercial agency therefore it is essential you are interested in championing client profitability, utilisation rates and ensuring high-quality data feeds into these areas. This role will provide excellent development opportunities to focus on key areas of the business and will add financial and commercial stripes to any aspiring financial professional.

Other Tasks:

There are a number of other tasks which will also fall within this role which are part and parcel of working in a small finance team some of which are regular and some of which are ad hoc in nature.

Skills required

  • You are constantly hungry to learn and grow and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Dynamics AX, HFM would be advantageous.
  • Experience working within an agency environment and/or within a shared service model advantageous.
  • Highly numerical with excellent excel skills required.
  • Good communication skills with staff at all levels.
  • Studying towards a professional chartered accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA) desirable.
  • Proactive, problem solver, attention to detail.
  • Good organizational skills: ability to multi-task.
  • A team player with the ability to work within a small and dynamic team as well as the ability to handle tasks autonomously required.
  • Time management skills, ability to work to deadlines.


Alongside a competitive salary we offer a comprehensive suite of benefits – from a contributory pension, cycle to work, child care vouchers, ,free breakfasts, regular company socials including our Summer Sports day and renowned Christmas parties too.

Interested? We are very keen to receive applications from people from all walks of life – talented, creative people with their own voice, ideas and perspectives. We look forward to hearing from you.

We blind all candidate CV's (removing name and education) before hiring manager review as we work to increase our diversity and inclusion. Therefore, if you wish you submit a skills based CV or cover letter please do. All applications will be considered equally.

To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @CSpaceGlobal & Instagram @c_spaceglobal.

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