EMEA Finance Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Finance

Location: London, United Kingdom

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

This role supports the Regional Finance Controller and the regional management for Wunderman Thompson EMEA. The role will work with the finance teams across EMEA, helping to develop and maintain first class finance function that is able to deliver accurate and timely finance and management information. The main objectives are to ensure timely and accurately group financial reporting, insightful analysis, timely and relevant management information, provide training to local markets in the areas of group reporting, management accounting and SOX compliance.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Direct oversight of the group reporting of key EMEA markets
  • Ensure integrity of financial reporting and in accordance with WPP policies and IFRS. Reviewing all cycles in the WPP financial reporting calendar including, but not limited to, monthly actuals, forecasts, budgets, client profitability and corporate responsibility. 
  • Built in-depth knowledge of the markets including business issues and perform risk-based financial analysis. Build relationships with markets and be a reliable trusted partner.
  • Liaise with the global finance team on technical queries and reporting matters.
  • Play key role in training markets in group reporting as well as accounting standards.
  • Supervise specific areas of the EMEA reporting and compliance process (around 50 offices). Become an expert and be the ‘go to person’ for these activities. 
  • Participate in the integration of new companies
  • Produce management reports and presentations
  • Support markets with their SOX compliance and ensure compliance at a regional level for your allocated markets.
  • Perform a number of SOX and special audits of Opco’s

What you'll need:

  • Qualified ACA / CIMA / ACCA, 5 years post-qualification experience
  • Strong accounting experience in IFRS, management accounting and analytical review, system & processes review
  • International experience and other European languages will be an advantage
  • Experience in similar position
  • Audit background will be an advantage
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience in compliance auditing / SOX
  • Use of a consolidation tool such as SAP BFC
  • Proven ability to form strong relationships with colleagues
  • Proven ability to learn quickly

Who you are:

  • Energetic and practical, with good attention to detail
  • Analytical, critical, organizational skills
  • Good team player, confident, with a sense of humour
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Strong work ethics & highly committed to the success of the team, region and company

What we can offer you:

 

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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