GroupM l Assistant Manager Compliance

Finance & Commercial Karachi, Pakistan Requisition ID:33586


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 Assistant Manager Compliance to join us in this role, you will be responsible to handle the different financial compliance internal/external/SOX audits and implement the findings which arise from the audits within the company.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to the Head of Compliance

3 best things about the job:

  • Gives opportunity to learn and keep updated of the dynamic compliance framework including SOX- COSO.
  • Understanding of overall agency business
  • Work with the biggest media agency in this industry 

In this role, your goals will be:

In three months:

  • In depth understanding of the group compliance requirement and understanding of key findings

In six months:

  • Work on the remediation as per the audit report
  • Work on creating the policy procedure manual

In 12 months

  • Ensure remediation for the audit finding as per the agreed timelines
  • Ensuring that all the policies and procedures are respectively implemented and properly complied with

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Ensure statutory, contractual and internal GroupM /WPP policies are duly implemented and adhered to by various departments
  • Conduct periodical reviews - Ensure process adherence to Internal controls. Effectively co-ordinate with the process owners to implement process controls and documentation requirements and assist in implement corrective actions to plug control gaps. 
  • Assist the senior management in self-certification process by reviewing the monthly controls checklist and maintaining monthly Sox file documentation
  • Upload results and remediations plans into the group risk portal
  • Check completeness of due diligence process and verify documentation before empaneling client and vendor
  • Preparation and co-ordination with Internal and external audit team during control reviews.  Remediating deficiency / weaknesses and escalate critical issues to the senior management on timely basis.
  • Ensure proper segregation of duties and roles and responsibilities – Control /manage /review access rights of key finance /media applications and implementation of related controls.
  • Ensuring implementation of control bulletins and the regional communications from time to time.

What you'll bring:

  • Candidate with ICFR experience
  • Experiences in Information services including knowledge of auditing principles, auditing standards, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the process owners and work effectively within cross-functional teams.
  • CAF/ BBA/ ACCA with minimum 2- 3 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in the area of audit and compliance department
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Team player
Minimum Qualifications:
  • CAF qualified with minimum 3.5 years of articles
  • ICFR experience is required and mandatory 
  • Experience within the BIG 4 is preferred
  • ACCA Qualified/ Part Qualified with minimum experience of 2 years
  • BBA with minimum experience of 2 years
  • Exposure of working with audit firms or large MNCs and with experience in SOX, internal controls and system audit.

More about GroupM

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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About Pakistan

GroupM Pakistan is the leading global media investment management operation in Pakistan. We see major growth coming on Digital platforms with internet penetration growing to 87 million broadband users and 85 million 3G/4G subscribers.

Social media platforms have also grown substantially in Pakistan where Facebook stands at 34 million subscribers and Tik Tok has replaced Instagram to become the second most penetrated social platform. While the digitalization of the market is happening at a fast pace, it has also opened up opportunities for specializations like e-commerce, Digital Content, Video Planning solutions, Technology and Data & Analytics in Pakistan. GroupM Pakistan is a closely knit community where we value differences in opinions and thrive amidst this growth. Be a part of our dynamic team now!

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.