Media Accountant

San Francisco

Swirl is looking for a Media Accountant to play an integral role in executing the spend tracking process within the Media, Account and Creative teams; both internally and externally. This role is responsible for timely and accurate media billing and reconciliation for all clients as well as approving estimates and Broadcasting/Insertion Orders tracking procedures. The Media Accountant must have a strong understanding of accounting, the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the agency, work productively with various stakeholders, shift focus quickly between different types of projects, be a quick study and have a positive, solution oriented approach.


    • Perform all daily, weekly and monthly tasks including paid media billing and reconciliation.
    • Maintain an existing billing schedule that forecast all project billings contained within all projects statement of work that:
    • - Provides a checklist for daily project billings
    • - Provides a historical record of all monthly billings of invoices and prepayment and summarizes monthly billings by client
    • - Provides a source to reconcile with the financial accounting system
    • - Provides a revenue source for extended cash flow projections
    • Invoicing of projects based upon negotiated terms and billing dates contained within the statement of work for each project
    • Work closely with the Media, Account and Creative team to understand the status of jobs as it relates to invoicing, revenue recognition, A/R and client profitability
    • Track client payments and research past due invoices
    • Assist with resolving accounting questions/issues via effective communication with other team members or outside parties as needed

We’re looking for people with:

    • 2+ years experience
    • Accounting experience a MUST
    • Workamajig experience (Nice-Have)
    • Advertising Agency experience a plus
    • Knowledge of Media plans a plus
    • Proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Knowledge of commonly-used concept, practices, and procedures within Accounting and Finance
    • Reliable and organized individual with ability to pay close attention to details and problem solving skills
    • Must be proactive and deadline-oriented
    • Must be a perfectionist by nature
    • Team player willing to communicate issues and potential solutions
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment
    • Ability to maintain highest levels of confidentiality

Who are we?
Swirl! Founded in 1997, at the epicenter of the digital revolution, Swirl is independently owned and independent in spirit. With headquarters in San Francisco’s majestic Presidio National Park, it’s a full-spectrum ideas agency: advertising, marketing, communications, retail experiences, and brand actions – with an added dimension of a 1,400 acre back yard. We believe: in people first, in collaboration, and in a healthy and passionate culture. We also believe that brand success in the 21st century will be rooted in brand actions and our clients range from national and international brands such as Microsoft Stores, Sprint, CA Technologies, Juniper Networks, Cool Effect, and Peet's Coffee, to regional favorites, like Walt Disney Family Museum, The Marine Mammal Center, The San Francisco YMCA, and PG&E.

What you can expect from us:
A culture of excellence
Passionate colleagues
Fair compensation
Exciting collaborative environment
A forum to have your ideas heard and built upon
Access to executive leadership
Autonomy and the room to make decisions
The runway to maximize your ability
A great culture for the fun and curious
Training to continue to improve and grow