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Financial Controller

Business partnering with the relevant business units enabling sound decision-making through improved financial understanding and knowledge.

Provide reliable, timely and accurate financial information for the relevant business unit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generation of monthly management accounts for the relevant business unit – including all general ledger reconciliations.
  • Preparation and review of all month-end reports in accordance with Group policies.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial reporting.
  • Preparation of VAT, PAYE and Income Tax calculations and submission of returns.
  • Banking – Loading payments, managing payments and monitoring of cash flows.
  • Oversee accounts receivable collections – ongoing review of accounts receivables, including monitoring of client credit limits.
  • Manage the annual statutory audit for the relevant business unit.
  • Manage accounting policies and procedures in line with Group policies
  • Ad hoc reporting as may be required.
  • Assisting with budgeting and forecasting processes for the relevant business unit.
  • Assisting with controlling expenditure against relevant budget/forecast.
  • Creating sales invoices and managing the billing process with internal and external clients
  • Ongoing revenue tracking
  • Capturing vendor invoices
  • Ongoing vendor tracking- Making payments in line with payment terms and tracking long outstanding payments
  • Vendor account reconciliations
  • Knowledge and management of client contracts, enabling both improved client relationships and improved profitability on clients.
  • Provide the Business Unit Head with financial and operational information to manage the business.
  • Assist the Business Unit Head with any financial reports, information, etc., as and when required.

What you’ll need:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) (Advantageous); or
  • Qualified Chartered Management Accountant (Advantageous); or
  • Honours degree in Accounting with articles, professional membership and 3 + years of finance experience.
  • Essential ‘personal’ qualities valued by Dentsu Aegis Network:
  • Effective time management skills with an ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Immaculate interpersonal skills.
  • Good self-esteem, confident with a strong character – assertive without being aggressive.
  • Able to work as an individual and within a flexible team.
  • Quick to learn, and keen to develop – there will be plenty of opportunity!
  • Ability to influence people to provide what you require while maintaining good relationships.
  • Capacity to work under pressure.

Essential attributes of a successful candidate:

  • Analytical.
  • Accuracy and Diligence.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Navision (advantageous).
  • Background in a Marketing/Advertising organization (very advantageous)
  • Communication skills – dealing with clients and other departments.
  • Able to use initiative.

Method of Application

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Application deadline
31 Oct 14:56
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