Finance Analyst

Finance & Commercial London, England


Description

Position at GroupM

Finance Analyst

 

 

 

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE:

 

The role of the Finance Analyst will be a key member of the EMEA Finance team supporting the regional Financial Controller and Finance Director to ensure accurate reporting from the EMEA region. This role will be responsible for partnering with the Finance team of a number of EMEA markets to aid in the completion and review for monthly, forecast and Budget reporting cycles. The ideal candidate would be an analytic minded, proactive individual looking for challenge in the world of Analytical review and reporting. Whilst this role deals only with the Finance teams in EMEA, there is are plenty of further opportunities within the WPP group for the right candidate.

 

GroupM consist of a number of agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom and Wavemaker media investment groups, as well as specialist agencies including Xaxis, Essence and [m]Platform. GroupM experiences significant growth, both organically and through acquisitions, and is a fast paced and complex business - amplified by the volume of reporting units (circa 350 across GroupM EMEA) and the number of requests for analysis.

 

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible for a number of EMEA markets, completing the following functions:
  • Partnering with the local country finance function, gaining in-depth knowledge of country issues and developing strong relationships;
  • Analyse monthly/budget/forecast results, preparing commentary for senior global and regional stakeholders.
  • Ensure integrity of the monthly/forecast/budget figures using data analysis techniques
  • Ensure integrity of the balance sheet using data analysis techniques
  • Identify and solve Key balance sheet and P&L reporting issues
  • Provide training in consolidation software and accounting advice to local finance teams
  • Provide support to the Senior Regional Finance Personnel.
  • Keep the Senior Regional Finance Personnel updated on all matters of significance – key aspect ‘no surprises’.

 

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

 

  • Qualified accountant - ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent.
  • A keen analytic mind
  • Problem solver
  • Comfortable handling large amounts of data in Excel and proficient in Excel use
  • Be comfortable with double entry accounting.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Experience with consolidation software advantageous (e.g. SAP BFC or Hyperion HFM).
  • Foreign languages a distinct advantage though not essential.
  • An outgoing, tenacious (non-aggressive) personality.

 

 

THE INDIVIDUAL:

 

You will have a hands on, pro-active approach, with the ability to do the role with minimal supervision.

 

 

REWARD:

 

A competitive reward package will be based upon the appointed individual.

 

COMPANY PROFILE

 

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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GroupM is an equal opportunities employer.