Accounts & Budgeting Manager

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Are you the type of person who loves numbers so much you have an “I 🖤 Sheets” tee-shirt? Do you dream in rows and columns? If so, then we have just the job for you. BlackDog Advertising is looking for a driven and talented, not to mention mathematically inclined Accounts & Budgeting Manager to join our collaborative team. You’ll spend your days creating proposals and project estimates as well as monitoring client retainers to ensure they are staying on budget.

Is this position remote or on-site?
In-Office, Hybrid or Full-Time Remote Options available

About BlackDog

Turning Sightseeing into Sightdoing: We Introduce Travel Brands to the World

Since 1989, BlackDog Advertising has been the nation’s leader in Marketing for top tours, attractions, museums, resorts & historic homes. We leverage powerful research, strategy & creative to introduce our travel clients to fun-seekers.

If you’re like us, you know that working with travel brands across the US is a pretty great gig. And you can see just how exciting it is when you watch our sizzle reel. But behind all that fun is a seriously bad-to-the-bone team we call “BlackDoggers”. Our pursuit of excellence on behalf of our clients means that our team is made up of the best at what they do. Being fearless and working at the highest levels is not for everyone, but those who are self-starters, possess superior problem-solving skills and have an entrepreneurial spirit will find working at BlackDog to be a total blast – and a very rewarding experience.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • New business proposal estimates, budgeting & forecasting
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual Budget projections
  • Keeping Client Budget spreadsheets up-to-date 
  • Working closely with Project Managers and Account Managers to ensure client retainers and projects are staying on budget 
  • Continually reviewing competitor’s pricing, as well as internal and external comparables to understand market pricing and ensure our rates are within industry standards
  • Updating & creating project templates
  • Closing and Opening Monthly Jobs and Retainers
  • Reviewing estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy
  • Regularly reviewing client Scope of Work to make sure we are adhering to budget and scope guidelines, alerting Client Managers and/or clients when overages are anticipated
  • Presenting key deliverables, initial Spec Sheets, timelines + budgets
  • Monitoring project budgets + schedules daily
  • Accountable for staying within agreed upon budget and informing all parties of any changes to scope/assumptions/issues that arise
  • Ensures all external project costs are accurately represented as well as clearly communicated to team Project Managers

Looking for Candidates with the Following Attributes & Skill Sets:

  • 5+ years budget management experience within an agency or organization

  • Strong analytical and business sense and a keen attention to detail

  • Ability to read, comprehend and respond in writing to RFP’s

  • Knowledge of Workamajig a strong plus

  • Strong math, statistical and analytical skills

  • Exemplary organization skills and time management abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to a production schedule

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and approach

  • Responsive, flexible and deadline-focused

  • Takes pride in being able to see ahead, anticipating the chain reaction and impacts of actions


Software Knowledge

  • Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets
  • Proficient in Mac operating system
  • Proficient in Google Drive suite (Docs, Slides, Data Studio, etc)
  • Knowledge of Workamajig is a plus

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, math, marketing or related field or comparable professional experience

Some Perks of Working with Us:

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation & Personal days that increase each year up to year 20
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plan with top carrier
  • Work From Home, Remote and Hybrid Schedules Available
  • 401k & Profit sharing retirement plan with annual distributions (eligible after one year of employment)
  • Free Snacks, Coffee & Daily 3pm Cafecito Breaks for in office team
  • Company Lunches, Happy Hours & Events - both Virtual and In-Person
  • Great opportunities for career growth and development
  • Working with a team of dedicated, smart, high achievers in a friendly and collaborative environment - we’re a team here and we work hard to support our clients and each other

Position Details:

  • Full time position
  • Hours: 9am - 6pm EST
  • Monday - Friday
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US

Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Salary Requirements
  • 2-3 References

Want to Know More?

  • Please visit blackdogadvertising.com or our Instagram page @blackdogad to get a feel for the kind of work we do and the kind of team we are!

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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