GroupM | Senior Finance Executive

Finance & Commercial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Requisition ID:30508


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 the Assistant Finance Manager to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for leading 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 seven reporting teams and co-ordinate 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: 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 six (6) 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
  • learnt 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:
  • Lead the full spectrum of finance functions which include financial and management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, governance and compliance, taxation and operation
  • Oversee daily assignments performed by the team, and continually motivate the team to meet the finance function’s objectives
  • Work closely with seven reporting teams and co-ordinate 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 Department Heads and Business Directors 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.

What you’ll bring:

  • 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.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree with Professional Accountancy Qualification in ACCA / CPA / MICPA or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience with 3 years of external/ internal/ SOX audit exposure (preferably with Big 4 audit firms)
  • 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 Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya

More about GroupM

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $63B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM’s portfolio includes Data & Technology, Investment, and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business.

GroupM 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 in the office and there is high “Semangat” in our office as half of our talent are below the age of 30.  You can expect diversity, strong collaboration and a fun yet dynamic environment here! GroupM Malaysia provides endless opportunities for marketing, media and branding professionals, to hone their skills and capabilities. We provide the support to enable ambitions come to life, so those looking for an exciting and challenging career in media have no better place to be in than Malaysia.