GroupM | Regional Senior Financial Controller, APAC

Finance & Commercial Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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 Senior Financial Controller to join us.

Reporting of the role
This role reports to: Regional Finance Director

3 best things about the job:

  1. Opportunity to develop your career in the well-known media group in the world
  2. Working within a developed and systemic finance team, and in charge of the financial aspects of world class media agency and the group 
  3. We work hard and play harder. We believe in having fun in everything we do

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

  • Drive annual budget and quarterly forecasts process with the Markets and provide commentary highlight for each market and region.
  • Work closely with market finance to provide a timely and quality sales and headcount forecasting.
  • Manage the entire reporting functions with the Markets in the region

     In six months:

    • Work closely with market finance to provide a timely and quality sales and headcount forecasting.
    • Monitor the debtor aging and provision, intercompany transaction and settlement status with the markets.
    • Co-ordinate with WPP Treasury on the cash management and manage achievability of the targets.
    • Ensure compliance of the SOX Controls with business processes in place, prepare the internal control guideline and procedure for each control for the regional finance functions.
    • Drive and implement the policy, regulatory or SOX and reporting changes required for Finance.  Communicate the requirement to each market with a proper monitoring.

     In 12 months:

    • Liaise with GroupM Global Finance to effectively manage the overall reporting function and respond to queries, ad hoc request.
    • Provide support, training and guidance to market finance on the reporting and finance reporting matters.
    • Work closely with internal and external auditors and manage the review.
    • Drive for process improvement for best practice and automation, to optimize the reporting efficiency and effectives in the region.
    • Support ad hoc projects
    • Coaching and develop the team and drive changes

    What you’ll bring:

    • Possess strong business acumen with a strategic mindset
    • Must be analytical with good communication and negotiation skills and able to operate independently
    • Expected to have exposure to multifunctional activities in addition to strong technical financial expertise

    Minimum qualifications:

    • University degree major or above in Business / Finance or related discipline.
    • With at least 5 years of relevant experience 
    • Proactive, meticulous and able to work independently, efficiently and under pressure in a demanding and fast pace environment 
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, good interpersonal & communication skills with ability and confidence to work with all levels

    More about GroupM

    GroupM is the leading global media investment management group serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. GroupM’s primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP’s media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, and proprietary tool development. GroupM’s focus is to deliver unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people, and is increasingly working closely for the benefit of clients with WPP’s data investment management group, Kantar. Together, GroupM and Kantar account for over 50% of WPP’s group revenues of more than $20 billion.

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