GroupM | Accounts Executive / Senior Executive

Finance & Commercial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Position at GroupM

Overview of job

GroupM is the world’s largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally. We are currently looking for an Accounts Executive to join us. In this role, you will be responsible to perform the full spectrum of finance function (eg: financial and management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, governance and compliance, taxation and operation). You will also work closely with our shared service centre on financial accounting and reporting and coordinate with the team on the submission of various financial reports to Regional Finance.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to the Financial Controller.

3 best things about the job:

  1. A fun environment that combines the best of being entrepreneurial whilst at the same time being part of the largest marketing services group in the world
  2. Working within a proven, dynamic, and fast growing team of Finance professionals servicing world class media agencies
  3. The opportunity to be part of the driving force for the group’s continuous improvement and growth as a finance professional

In this role, your goals will be –

In three months:

  • Adapted to our dynamic and fast paced working environment
  • Learned the key drivers of our business and understood our business operations
  • Familiarised yourself with our reporting process and systems

In six months:

  • Independently managed monthly/quarterly financial and management reporting, forecasting
  • Built good working relationships with the leading professionals within the organisation
  • Understood the needs and requirements of different stakeholders by providing timely, accurate, and meaningful information

 In 12 months:

  • fully mastered all reporting and compliance requirements
  • Identified key areas and opportunities for process improvement
  • Started to drive process improvement
  • Delivered the improvements that have resulted in cost savings and streamlined workflows

What your day job looks like at GroupM:

  • Handle all aspect of Agency’s finance functions which include financial and management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, governance and compliance, taxation, and operation
  • Work closely with shared services team co-ordinate and ensure submission of various financial reports to Regional Finance
  • Provide input to Management from the monthly analysis of Income Statement, Balance Sheet and various KPI reports
  • Play a proactive role to work with different stakeholders during the budgeting and forecasting exercises
  • Liaise with auditors (external/ internal/ SOX), tax consultants, and statutory bodies, where applicable
  • Undertake ad-hoc tasks as required by superior from time to time

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree with Professional Accountancy Qualification in ACCA / CPA / MICPA or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience with 1 years of external/ internal/ SOX audit exposure (preferably with Big 4 audit firms)
  • Must be proficient in English and Malay, both written and oral
  • Computer literate and knowledge in Microsoft Office tools with high competency in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiar with Malaysia Tax requirements
  • Good planning and communication skills
  • Responsible, proactive, self-motivated, meticulous, and committed to deliver with integrity
  • Able to multi-task and may be required to work long hours to meet tight deadlines
  • A generally pleasant personality who is comfortable working with a big team of various backgrounds, personalities, and cultures
  • Candidate must be willing to work in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya

More about GroupM

GroupM - GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology. Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development. We are not limited by teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients lets us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent the space, support and tools to innovate and grow.

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About Malaysia

GroupM Malaysia is situated in the prime location of Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.  Malaysia is a multi-racial and multicultural country, there is a strong “Muhibbah” culture and the office environment is full of “Semangat” as half of our talent are below the age of 30. 

You can expect diversity, strong collaboration and a fun yet dynamic environment here! With endless growth opportunities for marketing, media and branding professionals,  we provide the support to enable ambitions to come to life. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career in media, there is no better place to be in than Malaysia.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.