Account Manager - Financial & Professional Services

Central London
£30k - £40K
18 Feb 2013
18 Mar 2013
lk 7864531
Account Manager
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is an award-winning public relations agency which specialise in financial and professional services PR seeks an established Account Manager to join their growing team.

The role

To deliver excellent client service to a portfolio of clients by effective management and technical expertise, providing support on other PR accounts when necessary; and to implement the PR strategy as defined between the client and Account Directors.

  • To manage designated accounts on a day to day basis.
  • To maintain a good relationship with clients
  • Foster strong links with key journalist/publications
  • Write press releases, articles and other documentation which meet the requirements of the PR brief
  • Ensure a good level of accuracy on all work.
  • Initiate and develop ideas to achieve the objectives of the client brief.
  • Assist in the production of client activity reviews and contact reports
  • Research and develop ideas in support of new business pitches.
  • Manage and develop junior members of staff as required.
  • Carry out any other tasks as deemed necessary by line manager.

Required Experience/ Skill set

  • Minimum 1 year experience in financial services/PR
  • Working knowledge on asset management or pensions or securities servicing or insurance
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience of writing press releases and articles
  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience of working with budgets
  • Track record in initiating creative PR ideas
  • Experience of people management
  • Experience of client activity reviews
  • Experience of writing contact reports
  • Disciplined and admin strong
  • Ability to command respect of demanding senior client executives


In return: The agency offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including, discretionary profit related bonus; up to 28 days holiday per annum; private health and life insurance; a company pension contribution; generous new business incentives and development training.