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Mediabrands-India (Business Controls)



Marketing & Communications
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Business Control (Open Position) - Mediabrands

Location: APAC - (Remote / International)

Reporting To: International Business Controls

Position Overview

This role will operate as a key team member within the Mediabrands International Business Controls Group. The role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to perform analysis of Financial Statements (operating results, financial performance and Balance Sheet accounts) and risk assessments of Mediabrands International business units. He/she will assist in the identification of financial risk areas and any related follow ups / resolutions. Additionally, the role would be responsible for developing (as necessary), maintaining and enhancing the financial analytic tools currently in place. In certain instances, the role may be asked to assist Regional Business Controls Network leads with field visits to certain international agencies to perform controls review procedures and to assist with the provision of certain field training sessions.

The ideal candidate will be someone with an accounting or finance background, understanding of financial statements and internal controls, experience in a company with global operations, great interpersonal and communication skills, strong Excel skills, and the desire/ability to work with all levels throughout the company.

The objective of the Mediabrands International Business Controls Group is to monitor International Mediabrands agencies to ensure they are operating in a well-controlled manner using available tools and systems. The Group works with Regional Controllers Teams (RCT) and Network and Regional/ Local CFOs and Controllers to identify, remediate and resolve key Business Controls issues at our International agencies and provides training to those agencies on various topics which are business controls-dependent

Key Responsibilities

· Support on the timely review and analysis of International markets/agencies Financial Statements (Hyperion results) to identify financial risk areas and any related follow ups / resolutions

· Assess and execute financial analysis in order to optimize business controls and processes

· Evaluate financial results, summarize key trends, assess current and future business risks, and communicate critical updates to senior leadership on a monthly/quarterly basis

· Participate as required in certain agency field visits to assist with the performance of controls review procedures

· Assist in the development and execution of training modules to international agency personnel

· Monitoring open jobs and open control issues at the network level (globally) and preparation/completion of related reporting summaries to Network and IPG leadership

· Provide dynamic support for all ad-hoc analysis and presentation requests.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

· BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related field; CPA desired

· Minimum 5 years work experience (public / private mix is preferred)

· Prior experience with reporting software (Vantage or equivalent), Microsoft Office, database, and other BI tools.

· Prior experience in working with multiple stakeholders and in an audit-type/risk assessment-type role a plus.

· Problem solver who anticipates risks and opportunities and maintains a vision for continuous improvement.

· Willingness to travel internationally on need basis.

· A second language is a plus.