Worldwide financial analyst

Worldwide Financial Analyst - 6 Month FTC

Position Purpose

Financial Analyst provides support to the Global Finance teams for the key aspects of SOX control, budgeting, management accounts and WPP reporting. The key function being to provide accurate and precise financial information in a timely manner. The key stakeholders are other finance teams across the world and central WPP contacts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Landor Fundamentals

  • Ensure compliance with WPP group reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Participate in multiple internal initiatives to help build our culture in support of our brand
  • Role model for others in terms of energy, optimism, and drive for results

Reporting

  • Prepare monthly variance reports between Actual and Forecast and understand the reason behind them
  • Run and distribute monthly presentation packs for offices
  • Forecast and track Corporate HR, executive and Marcoms initiatives
  • Assist in the productions of Corporate Management accounts
  • Maintain Balance sheet reconciliation and month-end folder
  • Prepare head office reports including new business forecast
  • Review NWC balances and ageing (debtors, accrued revenue) with offices
  • Headcount reconciliations

Internal Client Relationships

  • Research system-related discrepancies and make recommendations or escalate to help desk
  • Provide on-going financial and system related support and training to other finance teams assisting them in IFRS reporting standards

Qualifications and Skills

Capabilities (Success Factors)

  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Organizing
  • Time Management
  • Listening
  • Process Management

Required Experience

  • Experience working in an agency environment, dealing with accounting close processes, knowledge of financial accounting concepts
  • Finance or accounting degree with creative agency experience preferred.
  • Experience with SOX requirements 

Systems

  • Detailed understanding of accounting systems (Maconomy)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications in particular, excel - macro level

 

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