GroupM APAC| Regional Assistant Finance Manager/ Accountant (12-mth contract)

Finance & Commercial Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Description

Position at GroupM

GroupM APAC Regional Finance is looking for a Regional Assistant Finance Manager / Accountant (12-month contract) with demonstrated experiences to support the consolidated management reporting and financial analytics for the region.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Regional Financial Controller

3 best things about the job:

  1. Opportunity to work in the leading global media investment company with a fast-growing team of professionals.
  2. Work closely with local country, regional and global finance teams
  3. Develop your career in the regional finance and accounting area.

Measures of success –

In 3 months, you would have:

  • You will be in pace with the GroupM’s value proposition and familiar with the company culture.
  • Understand the P&L structures and reporting requirements.
  • Understand the BFC reporting system, perform the data extraction and reconciliation by modifying the data extraction templates.

In 6 months, you would have:

  • Good relationship built with the key stakeholders.
  • Familiar with the monthly reporting requirement and process.
  • Set up new reporting and data template to support the reporting and analysis requirement.

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Processed a solid understanding of the regional reporting and analysis framework.
  • Familiar with the quarterly reporting, forecast and budget processes.
  • Able to highlight the risk and share ideas for improving the work process and reporting effectiveness.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Manage the month end closing process efficiently. Prepare the weekly and monthly consolidated financial reporting for the region.
  • Support the planning, forecast and budget reporting and analysis work. 
  • Follow up and support the communication of the Global reporting requirements to the country and regional finance teams. 
  • Responsible to maintain the master data information and data extraction templates.
  • Responsible for intercompany transactions review and follow up the exceptions with country finance and other network offices.
  • Support the regional local office accounting and finance work, including month end closing and reporting, statutory filings, external and internal audits.
  • Ensure the compliance of regional reporting to SOX, company policies and Global reporting requirements.  
  • Assist in ad hoc projects, e.g. responsible and co-ordinate the BFC reporting or other system testing.

What you will need

  • Tertiary education in Accounting/Finance or related discipline.
  • Qualified accountant is preferred.
  • 4 years of accounting and finance experience with preferably regional offices, listed or sizable companies.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Independent, attentive to details, organized, proactive and eager to learn. 
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast pace environment.
  • Fluency in both Chinese and English.
  • High proficient in MS office (Excel and macros).  Experience in Hyperion, SAP or similar consolidation and reporting applications is a definite advantage.
  • Immediate available is highly preferred

About GroupM

GroupM is the parent company to WPP’s media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom and Wavemaker. Our primary purpose is to maximize the performance of the agencies on behalf of our clients, our shareholders and our people by operating as a parent and collaborator in performance-enhancing activities such as trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, talent, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions.

The focus of GroupM is the intelligent application of physical and intellectual scale to benefit trading, innovation, and new communication services, to bring competitive advantage to our clients and our companies. For more information on GroupM, our agencies and WPP please visit www.groupm.com

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s small yet highly dynamic and efficient media market means it gets to operate with agility. Its internet and digital penetration continues to grow year-on-year, and has the highest smartphone penetration in Asia Pacific at 87%, while tablet ownership clocks in at 57%. Hong Kong’s digital market boasts a healthy mix of local, regional and global players, providing new opportunities in the media space.

If you want a future in media and communications, and believe in Hong Kong’s belief of “work hard, play hard”, there is clearly no place more vibrant, challenging and exciting than Hong Kong, where opportunities for you to innovate and grow are unparalleled.