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Review and approve client budgets and upload properly into financial system. Ensure correct rate card is being used at all times
Assist with the negotiation of client and vendor contracts between clients/vendors, account staff/senior management and legal department, including full review of all business terms (with oversight)
Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with contracts; create summary sheets (contract cheat sheets) for account teams
Ensure written client agreement is obtained (via contract, letter of agreement, signed SOW, etc.) for all work and are appropriately archived and classified. Liaise with Contract Specialist and Contract office.
Client Reporting & Audits
Assist account teams with monthly project budget to actual tracking and other required client reporting
Coordinate data collection for client audits
Maintain catalog of required client reporting and ensure timely completion
Financial Management Analysis and Planning
Review monthly fee and expense detail
Analyze monthly revenues for accuracy and explain significant variances to budget or forecast.
Assist with the development of annual revenue forecast.
Provide senior management with monthly financial package describing results to date, forward projections compared to budget and commentary around noticeable trends
Identify and communicate areas of concern and suggested improvements to account staff and management (e.g., client profitability, utilization, over/under service, missing time and revenue risk)
Review monthly fees for accuracy and compliance with Edelman Revenue Recognition policy
Monthly revenue reconciliation
Billing/Cash Flow Management
Facilitate monthly billing – liaison between account staff and billing department and review billing reports.
Review time and expense write-offs and unbilled WIP
Ensure processing of service orders timely
Work with local leadership to minimize risk exposure surrounding accounts receivables and credit requirements of clients
Accountable for timely and valuable AR collection status commentary and liaison with Accounts Receivable
Project & Resource Management
Supervise project set up process for department and perform Business Manager role for larger or more complex projects.
Ensure department compliance with company financial policies (e.g., revenue recognition, job requisitions, time entry, travel and expense, credit, billing, capex, accounts payable, new business)
Ad hoc requests and projects
Contribute to performance appraisal process for peers and managers
Supervise and train Finance personnel and be accountable for their work
Train account staff on internal finance systems, procedures and financial project management
Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Set and pursue challenging goals
Lead by example, demonstrate proven strong work ethic
An opportunity has arisen for a bilingual Account Manager to work within the Brand team based in our Dubai office. The Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee account programs and be the daily contact with clients and partners, providing them strategic counsel on tactical implementation and solid project management skills. He or she will be leading major activities for accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality. They will also be helping to develop program plans for brands, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives. The successful candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.
Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of brand programmes ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
Daily client counsel, including problem solving
Develop and edit written documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include slides, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
Keeping abreast of new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
Line management and people development, including recruitment
Leading and participating part in new business ventures, including pitching
Bilingual – English and Arabic
In depth local knowledge of the market, including regional business developments impacting the UAE (+GCC) and a strong knowledge of the competitive environment
At least three years of relevant experience in communications, preferably at a PR agency
Superior writing and editing skills (in English and ideally in Arabic)
We have an exciting opportunity for an immediately available Senior Consultant to support Edelman Middle East’s Reputation team on a high level Abu Dhabi Government led project. This is a full-time position required for 3-5 months based out of our Abu Dhabi office. He or she must have solid experience managing large, high-pressure projects leading to quality of service, especially within the UAE (preferably Abu Dhabi) Government field – handling senior stakeholders and liaising with other partners and local figureheads from organizations.
Quality (English) written and verbal communication skills. Bi-lingual competency is an added benefit
Written content – includes strategic planning files, media copy (press releases, op-eds and briefs), web-copy and other long-form materials (e.g. corporate narratives, speeches and briefing sheets)
Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask, delegate and manage assignments and accurately evaluate the work of others
Lead meetings and present updates to various stakeholders
Ability to be agile and adapt to various deliverables needed – managing team members directly and support where needed
Familiar with best-practice communications tactics and tools and will be able to appropriately apply critical on-the job thinking and lead the execution of all related projects in-house
Have the ability to act as a daily client / project contact
Manage and inspire a large team and to make sound judgments on a daily basis, knowing when to seek senior counsel
Must have the necessary visa to live and work in the UAE
Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening for an experienced Account Director within its Brand practice.
The Account Director’s primary role is to oversee and integrate account programs and be a senior partner for clients, providing them with strategic counsel around the implementation of their communications programmes.
The candidate will also be responsible for devising new communications strategies for a variety of clients and ensuring account teams are delivering against client commitments with high-quality work.
The candidate will be able to deliver strategic thinking as well as excellence in operations.
He or she will also be able to demonstrate the value of Edelman’s offerings to clients and lead all aspects of planning and execution.
The candidate will be open-minded and client centric.
He or she will lead and /or contribute to the winning of new client business as well as being a mentor to managers and other team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.
They will also be responsible for account organisation, including structure, staffing and training.
• At least 7 years’ experience within an agency environment – Middle East experience would be a bonus.
• Experience in the following sectors would be an advantage: Consumer products, F&B, Travel and Tourism.
• Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting op-eds and quotes/statements for media. Arabic writing would be a bonus.
• Excellent interpersonal communications skills, and can work in an agile, lean environment in which we collaborate in real-time with clients and partners.
• Track record developing and executing successful communications strategies and programmes.
• Possess strong leadership qualities and have in-depth experience effectively managing a group and helping employees grow.
• Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks.
• Excellent understanding of social media, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
• Demonstrate ability to lead and convert new business opportunities.
• Experience managing finances, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting.
• Team player who is focused on developing a collaborative work ethic within account teams and is committed to ensuring an excellent work environment.