GroupM | Junior Financial Analyst

Finance & Commercial Manila, Philippines


Description

Position at GroupM

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 a Junior Financial Analyst to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for studying existing end-to-end finance processes and workflows, standardizing processes to bring in efficiency, and identifying areas of improvement, and design and implement SOP.

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 Compliance Officer/ Finance Controller/ Finance Manager

3 best things about the job:

  1. Opportunity to work in the leading global media investment company with a fast-growing team of over 50 finance professionals.
  2. Exciting exposure and learning in the media industry, which is fast evolving from the regular Print-Ads, Radio, and TV to Digital (Google, Facebook, YouTube, Programmatic, etc.).
  3. Fast-paced, demanding, fun-loving, and satisfying work environment.


In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:

  • Study existing end-to-end finance process and workflows – Standardize the process to bring in efficiency and identify areas of improvement and design and implement SOP
  • Assist in audit, tax, and financial reporting matters to ensure that deadlines and requirements are met and fulfilled.

 In six months:

  • Conduct periodical reviews - Ensure process adherence to Internal controls. Effectively coordinate with the process owners to implement process controls and documentation requirements and implement corrective actions to plug control gaps.
  • Assist the senior management in the self-certification process by reviewing the monthly controls checklist and maintaining monthly Sox file documentation.
  • Liaise with regional risk and compliance team regularly for control updates.
  • Preparation and coordination with internal and external audit team during control reviews. Remediating deficiency/weaknesses and escalate critical issues to the senior management on a timely basis.
  • Control /manage /review access rights of key finance /media applications and implementation of related controls.

In 12 months:

  • Identify opportunities to improve and achieve sustainable compliance in finance operations and reporting

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:

  • Assist the senior management in the self-certification process by reviewing the monthly controls checklist and maintaining monthly Sox file documentation.
  • Liaise with regional risk and compliance team regularly for control updates.
  • Preparation and coordination with internal and external audit team during control reviews. Remediating deficiency/weaknesses and escalate critical issues to the senior management on a timely basis.
  • Control /manage /review access rights of key finance /media applications and implementation of related controls.
  • Interface with Regional IA, SOX, External Auditors
  • Other Reports/Tasks that may be requested by Supervisor/CFO

What you’ll bring:

  • Integrity
  • Work with passion
  • Good initiative
  • Good teamwork and respect for others

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, preferably with a CPA or equivalent professional qualification
  • More than 3 years of work experience in Accounting, Auditing, Financial Reporting, Tax, and SOX audits
  • Relevant experience with the Big 4 or large MNCs
  • Must have advance excel skill
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the process owners, agency teams, external/ internal auditors, and tax consultants and work effectively within group functional teams
  • Proactive in escalating issues and recommend corrective actions
  • Organize and has the ability to work effectively and efficiently
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Good team player and willing to embrace new learnings and opportunities
  • Assertive and focused

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.
Discover more about GroupM at www.groupm.com
Follow @GroupMAPAC on Twitter
Follow GroupM on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/groupm

About the Philippines

In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating “an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability”, spurring both domestic and international business growth. It is also one of the largest and fastest-growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.
 
With a population of 109.5 million, 59.2% of these currently have access to the internet. By 2022, the Philippines' internet population is forecasted to be 73%. Coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint, GroupM Philippines is well-positioned as an exciting and innovative organization for media players and talent to be.
 
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.