Account Director - Financial FPR/PLC

Our multi-award winning financial team, combines specialist capital markets, asset ownership and management, professional services and general financial services expertise.

We are trusted advisers providing senior-led strategic communications counsel combined with flawless and effective implementation to some of the world’s leading asset managers, industry consultants and listed companies. These include organisations from a range of sectors, companies listed on AIM to the FTSE250, privately held growth companies and global enterprises in financial and professional services. We work closely with clients to provide bespoke and integrated communications focused on a clear strategic and multichannel approach that help deliver their business objectives.

Our practice team includes former journalists, brokers, lawyers, fund managers, accountants and corporate financiers as well as people who have spent their entire careers in communications.

Through an exclusive partnership established in 2016 with Dukas Linden PR, a leading financial services boutique based in New York, and our continental European and Asia Pacific network, we offer our financial and corporate clients seamless coverage of the global markets and 24-hour news cycle.

MHP Communications helps its clients to navigate change at pace. We deliver highly effective and impactful communications programmes by combining insight with sector expertise, and an understanding of the media and business landscapes.

The firm is built around a simple proposition: by employing the right people to do smart thinking, we deliver tangible results and business benefits.

Our expertise spans brand PR, corporate communications and media relations, CSR and sustainability, financial and capital markets communications, health and public affairs.

MHP Communications has 140 consultants working in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, and is part of Engine, a global marketing and communications group operating across 4 continents with over 2500 staff.

Not only is over 59% of Engine’s revenue derived from digital, we also work with one in four of the world’s biggest marketing spenders and more than half of our clients hold relationships with two or more Engine businesses.

Thanks to Engine's unique collaborative model, at our Great Portland Street HQ, many of us sit, work and play together under one roof. Other businesses within the group include WCRS, Trailer Park, ORC International, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Deep Focus, Synergy, Calling Brands, Mischief, Fuel, Transform and Slice.

What is the role?

We are looking for an Account Director to join our award winning team. You will direct account activity and provide counsel as part of the day to day activity on client programmes while working with senior team members, to shape and oversee delivery of client programmes and development of new business. The role will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward thinking fast paced environment.

As an Account Director you will have strong and diverse media contacts and have experience of continuously building relationships and networking with relevant financial journalists and industry peers.

You’ll have proven experience of delivering client programmes / actions, budget management and contributing to planning and overall profitability/ client lead on billing and servicing.

You will have developed a network of contacts across the industry and have experience of identifying new business opportunities.

What are the main responsibilities?

  • Oversee all client contact whilst offering strategic client counsel and act as client lead on billing and servicing.
  • Oversee media strategy and develop relevant senior journalist relationships
  • Participate in and, where appropriate, lead new business activities, including networking for leads
  • Deliver agreed client programmes / actions with responsibility for providing timely and clear reporting on progress
  • Actively contribute content for digital channels for both MHP and client and demonstrate a good understanding of the overall shape and role of social media
  • Manage & guide SAMs, AMs and Consultants and play an active part in delivering internal training

What we offer

At MHP, you can expect a great working environment and superb benefits to match, including: Free breakfast at the in-house cafe, gym discounts, childcare vouchers, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and much more!

Our unique structure and culture has meant we’ve featured in The Sunday Times’ Best Company To Work For Top 100 list six years in a row too.