Senior Financial Analyst

Finance & Commercial Cairo, NA


Description

Position at GroupM

About GroupM:

GroupM is the Media investment arm of WPP and consolidates all the accounting for Mindshare, Wavemaker, MediaCom agencies as well as several specialist reporting units. GroupM experiences significant growth, both organically and through acquisitions, and is a complex business - amplified by the volume of reporting units (approx. 300+ across GroupM EMEA) and the number of requests for analysis.

 

GroupM MENA seeks a Senior Financial Analyst to work closely with country finance team and the regional team.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for several agencies in Egypt market, completing the following functions:

  • Perform full reporting functions on weekly/monthly/annually basis including all types of reports for units under his/her concern.
  • Analyse monthly/budget/forecast results, preparing commentary for local/regional/global stakeholders.
  • Ensure integrity of the monthly/forecast/budget figures.
  • Ensure integrity of the balance sheet.
  • Detailed review of revenue results and provide commentary on variances to budget/forecast/prior year.
  • Recording recurring expenses & accrual entries at month end. 
  • Ensuring adherence to compliance and controls adopted in balance & timely submission of its requirements to concerned teams.
  • Supporting the TB to Cartesis Reconciliations process. 
  • Partnering with the local country finance function, gaining in-depth knowledge of market issues, and developing strong relationships.
  • Provide support to the Senior Management.
  • Keep the finance team updated on all matters of significance – key aspect ‘no surprises.
  • Assisting local & regional teams with queries regarding Other Assets & Other Liabilities.
  • Assisting in the reviewing the Trading pillars and contacting markets for corrections.
  • Assisting with Intercompany balance sheet checks and following up with markets to correct any differences.
  • Assisting with the Stats to Cartesis process and sending any queries to the markets.
  • Assisting with the P&L check file (monthly and quarterly).
  • Other adhoc projects as and when required.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • 2-4 years of solid accounting & reporting experience, preferably Big Four experience.
  • Ability to identify and solve accounting issues.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Excel & ERP Software (e.g., SAP BFC or Visual Dolphin).
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to command respect, provide leadership, and interact with senior management.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • An outgoing, tenacious (non-aggressive) personality.

 

THE INDIVIDUAL:            

The successful applicant will have a hands-on pro-active approach, with the ability to get the job done with minimal supervision. 

For the right person there is enormous scope for advancement in the Group. 

REWARD:

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

REPORTING:

This role reports to Tax & Reporting Manager, Egypt