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Overview of job
GroupM is currently looking for a Commercial Finance Manager to join us. In this role, you will work together with the Commercial Officer and liaise with GroupM /Agency team to oversee the day-to-day activities of the commercial and financial activities of GroupM in the Philippines.
At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.
Reporting of the role
This role reports to: Commercial Officer
3 best things about the job: * Opportunity to work in the leading global media investment company with a fast-growing team of over 50 finance professionals.
Exciting exposure and learning in the media industry, which is fast evolving from the regular Print-Ads, Radio and TV to Digital (Google, Facebook, YouTube, Programmatic, etc.).
Fast pace, demanding, fun loving and satisfying work environment.
In this role, your goals will be:
In three months:
Developed your understanding of GroupM's businesses in the local market.
Understood P&L structures, reporting requirements, WPP accounting policies, commercial requirements and contractual requirements.
Learnt the various systems and applications and how they are integrated into the business.
Built relationships with the key stakeholders across the group.
In six months:
Contributed to the management of contract commitments and negotiations.
Provide support to the Agency leads on key commercial and financial levers to achieve their PBT targets.
Reviewed and improved efficiencies and profitability across the business pillars.
Understood GroupM and the other agencies' clientele with due regard to financial risks.
In 12 months:
Lead the management of contract commitments and negotiations.
Delivered the improvements that have resulted in cost savings and streamlined work flows.
Closely worked with the local and relevant regional teams for timely and accurate reporting and compliance with WPP policies.
What your day job looks like at GroupM:
A great place to work, a supportive and positive team.
What you'll bring:
Work with passion
Good teamwork and respect others
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, preferably with a CPA or equivalent professional qualification
More than 7 years of work experience, including auditing and finance business partnering
Ability to work collaboratively with the agency teams and auditors, (inside and outside finance function) and bring the team together to deliver.
Comfortable working in a large MNC environment and dealing with multiple stakeholders locally and internationally.
Work independently, mature and responsible
Proven ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
Must have advanced excel skill
Strong business acumen, with attention to details, and good analytical skills
Effective written, verbal and listening communication skills.'
Works with integrity, initiative and a strong sense to take accountability/ ownership and commitment to deliver.
More about GroupM
GroupM - GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance-enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology. Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development. We are not limited by teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients let us be more adventurous with our business and talent. We give our talent space, support, and tools to innovate and grow.
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About the Philippines
In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating "an unprecedented period of macro-economic buoyancy and political stability", spurring both domestic and international business growth. It is also one of the largest and fastest-growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expected to increase exponentially in the next few years.
With a population of 109.5 million, 59.2% of these currently have access to the internet. By 2022, the Philippines' internet population is forecasted to be 73%. Coupled with the Philippines' vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint, GroupM Philippines is well-positioned as an exciting and innovative organization for media players and talent to be.
GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity - it's about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that's what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.
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