Finance Controller – Based in Amsterdam
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Publicis Groupe, known for its world-renowned creativity, best in class technology, digital and consulting expertise, is the world’s third largest communications group in the world. With more than 80,000 people in over 100 countries, the Groupe has four Solution hubs: Creative with Publicis Communications, Media with Publicis Media, Digital business transformation with Publicis. Sapient, and Health & Wellbeing with Publicis Health.

Since 2014 and the acquisition of Sapient, Publicis Groupe has undergone a profound transformation by scaling a new model connecting data, creativity, and technology.

This model, with a country led approach, is called the “Power of One” and gathers all the capabilities of the Groupe under one roof, putting clients at the core of the organisation.

It breaks down the silos between Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, and Publicis. Sapient, making them work seamlessly and efficiently to help clients transform marketing and business at scale.

Job Description

As Financial Controller you must be an experienced finance professional and successfully run day-to-day financial functions. Please note this role is based in Amsterdam. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing financial performance and co-ordinate the reporting effectively, supporting business growth plans in accordance with business plans and processes.
  • Ensuring that an organisation meets the necessary tax, permit and licencing requirements
  • Collaborating with an executive team in establishing more effective processes and controls to ensure the integrity of a company’s ledger
  • Overseeing all financial control activities, including the review and analysis of monthly and quarterly numbers and disclosures
  • Providing executive management with accurate and comprehensive financial information to guide effective policy making and financial strategizing
  • Summarising budget trends, analysing deficiencies and reporting variances to executives
  • Providing external auditors with the necessary documentation and support
  • Taking care of tax preparation duties or liaising with external tax accountants for tax preparation


  • Ideally fully ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified
  • Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures, with the ability to get into the details while also seeing and understanding the big picture
  • Experience working with various levels of the organization including leadership & peers
  • Experience developing Excel based financial forecast models, reconciliations, and analytics
  • Experience supporting business decisions with business cases and analysis
  • Experience working with databases and information systems
  • Highly motivated and self-directed; exhibits thought leadership and strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, open minded and good at building relationships

Additional Information

Trust is the cornerstone upon which we build our relationships. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of how a partner should behave.
We treat our people and our clients with respect, transparency and honesty.

This is first and foremost a people business. We are committed to ensuring Publicis Media a destination for the best talent in our industry. We value people as individuals, growing ourselves as we grow our client’s business.

True transformation comes when we stop managing change, and instead initiate change. We believe in our purpose to be the admired force for business transformation. We believe that focusing on performance and results has the power to transform client business.

Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply