Financial Controller – Revenue Reporting (13 month FTC)

Finance & Commercial London, England


Description

Position at MediaCom

 

FC reporting - revenue

 

Job Overview

The Role Objectives

The Financial Controller will be responsible for leading accurate and timely revenue financial reporting for the UK office, maintaining a framework of robust and efficient control processes. Your key objectives are to manage the end-to-end revenue reporting, control process and to support on the creation of one aligned efficient, and effective reporting function that provides the required monthly reporting to WPP (P&L and Balance Sheet). To be successful in this role, engagement with various parts of the business is required, often at different levels of seniority.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

-          Heading up the revenue Financial accounting function reporting into the Head of Commercial finance

-          Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of Month end P&L and balance sheet for revenue in line with timetable to Group M and WPP

-          Analysis of key issues

-          Aligning standardisation and improvement of Financial reporting.

-          To be responsible for the revenue relating to non-client revenue

-          Ownership for external, internal and SOX audits and continual development of the internal governance and control framework from a revenue perspective

-          To ensure that a robust set of internal controls are maintained, and the control environment remains strong

-          Maintain strong relationships with other internal and external department

-          Assist GroupM FC & Head of Risk & compliance with financial close and statutory reporting

-          Manage all elements of the revenue Balance Sheet with all accounts reconciled monthly

-          Lead and co-ordinate the annual budget setting and quarterly forecast reporting

-          Analysing Internal controls and best practice/ Governance/processes

-          Oversee all revenue and trading models and renumeration for reporting

-          Manage, support and develop more junior members of the team to actively train and improve staff knowledge and experience

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This is a well-rounded role, covering a wide variety of finance areas, and requires strong commercial, analytical and communication skills.

Who does the role report into?

You will report into the Head of Commercial Finance

What are the 3 best things about the job?

  1. You’ll be part of the Finance Team within the largest media agency in the UK, providing you with a holistic view of how large media organisations operate commercially
  2. Focused reporting revenue role and exposure to all clients’ portfolios and the different revenue streams.
  3. Helping share, develop and deliver relevant accurate financial information

What are the measures of success?

  • To autonomously manage the end-to-end reporting process accurately and in a timely manner to tight reporting deadlines
  • To work effectively with others across the business
  • Obtain Green grading for revenue and Media SOX controls

What will you need?

Essential

  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA Qualified, or equivalent. Solid finance experience
  • Ability to coach and develop talent, bringing the best out in people
  • Ability to concisely and clearly present information to financial and non-financial people
  • Ability to interpret and manipulate data in a logical manner
  • Professionalism and pride in accuracy and on-time delivery
  • Confidence to lead on projects
  • Highly proficient with Excel
  • Strong communication skills and to work with a variety of stakeholders providing effective timely updates

 

Desirable

  • Previous knowledge of WPP financial working practices
  • Understanding of media and communications industry
  • Previous SOX experience or equivalent
  • DDS/Media Ocean, Cartesis, Hyperion, would be advantageous
  • Ability to work with new systems

Behaviours

  • Must show a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Desire for continuous improvement

 

 

About MediaCom


At MediaCom, we believe in People First, Better Results.

 

MediaCom is the UK’s largest planning and buying agency, with over 1,400 employees based in 5 offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

 

As a business, we champion individuality and diversity in our people. Through a plethora of initiatives, we ensure that we attract and retain the greatest talent in the industry, all working together to create powerful, ground-breaking work through our unique, connected Systems Thinking approach. Our teams use data, technology and creativity to design communications strategies that build brands and generate sales, and we do it at scale. We believe that putting people first produces better results.

 

We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training, development plans and regular appraisals to enhance their performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.

 

MediaCom represents some of the greatest brands in the UK and beyond, both big and small. These include Sky, British Gas, Sony, Vauxhall, DFS, TUI, The Coca-Cola Company and Tesco.

 

MediaCom is Campaign’s Agency of the Decade (2009 and 2019), and WARC’s most effective agency in the world.

 

MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.

 

To find out more about MediaCom visit us here! You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*