GroupM | Risk and Control Manager

Finance & CommercialHybrid Remote, Tokyo , Japan Requisition ID:33569


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 a Compliance & Risk Manager to join us. At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

In this role, you will have

  • Regional and Global visibility and collaboration across risk and control function
  • Exciting experience for you to grow in your career and be independent in your role – your voice will be heard
  • A role where you will be looked upon to generate ideas and initiatives proactively

Reporting of the role

This role reports functionally to the APAC Risk & Controls Officer and Japan CFO
In this role, your key responsibilities and goals will be:

In three months:

  • Work closely with the local stakeholders across departments to review and administer the quarterly, half yearly and annual Compliance submissions and manage Regional reporting deadline.
  • Familiarize yourself with the WPP and groupm Compliance policy, Group Risk and Control Matrix per the ICFR framework
  • Conduct a good quality of Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) within Japan opco in accordance to the Group Risk and Control Matrix, identify gaps and provide guidance and solution to markets.

In six months:

  • Be the main coordinator and playing an important role to facilitate local ICFR audit, Internal audit to ensure smooth audit progress.
  • Review the Internal and External audit finding remediation actions to ascertain appropriateness and effectiveness of management remediations.
  • Respond to relevant compliance queries on policies, procedures, and processes by internal stakeholders.

In 12 months:

  • Prepare training materials, train the local stakeholders on WPP and groupm Compliance policy as part of the continuous effort in raising the Risk & Controls awareness
  • Advise markets on business process to maximize efficiency and improve business value.
  • Administer the implementation of Regional monitoring measures for anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) policies.
  • Gather and analyze relevant information to assist in internal reviews and investigations where compliance policies, procedures and processes are not observed
  • Any other Risk & Controls projects/ duties as may be assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Degree qualified, you will have between 4 to 5 years of relevant working experience with the Big 4 audit firms in Advisory Internal audit and/or Commercial experiences in Internal Controls.
  • Good knowledge in ICFR or Control compliances
  • Hands-on experience of various Compliance Reporting.
  • Track record in working with various key stakeholders i.e. senior management, legal etc.
  • Good sense of logical thinking, proactive and taking initiative of your tasks.
  • Approachable, excellent in communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Independent and highly motivated.
  • Meticulous and passionate about compliance.

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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