Finance Manager
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Publicis Groupe is a top three global communications powerhouse and is present in 100+ countries. Through a powerful alchemy of creativity and technology, we drive business transformation across the entire value chain. Our innovative solutions seamlessly integrate data, creativity, and technology to help clients navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of consumer behaviour.

Publicis Groupe UK, comprising 25 agencies, boasts 5,000+ adept professionals excelling in media, creativity, health, influence, health, production and data, working across 25 agencies.

At Publicis Groupe, we believe that diversity and inclusion is the key to success. Our diverse UK team fosters creativity, collaboration, and growth, embracing varied backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic themselves to work.

Our Commitment
As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 


Job Description

We’re looking for a Finance Manager to join our central Finance team.  In this role, you’ll work with Zenith to help them deliver all of their finance needs, supporting them on a day-to-day basis as well as with ad hoc projects and being a valued business partner to the agency's senior leadership team.

What will I be doing?

In this role, you’ll oversee the financial management of Zenith UK, which includes but is not limited to revenue reporting, revenue forecasting, month-end reporting audits, review and analysis of direct costs Reporting to the Financial Controller, and liaising with the senior management team, our Finance Manager will assume a hands-on role with the responsibility for the day-to-day financial operations.

You will prepare accurate and timely reporting of monthly P&L and Balance Sheet reports, as well as preparing monthly commentary on key revenue variances.  You will be required to review the balance sheet reconciliations and prepare the FMC (financial monitoring control) packs. In addition, you’ll own the revenue recognition and forecasting process and will manage the NOP (Net Open Position) to minimise FX exposure. You will manage and limit risk on accrued revenue, debtors, and IC balances working together with our shared service centre and Client Accounting team, and assist the practice leads with tracking of revenue and projects billed in a timely manner.

What are we looking for?

At Publicis Media, we’re all about growth: for our clients, for the team and for you as a person.  For this reason, we do not require the successful candidate to be a fully qualified accountant. Whilst this would be a bonus, we’re also happy for you to be either part qualified (and on the way to full qualification), or you’ll have substantial experience in a finance manager type role and want to become a qualified accountant, and we’ll support you to reach that goal.

Ideally, you will have some experience in a financial role with revenue reporting, forecasting and month-end playing a key part in this experience. Hopefully, you’ll have gained experience in a media agency environment or the wider media arena. You’ll also be extremely accurate in your work, and have a real eye for detail, with a keenness to drive continuous improvement across the Finance team. Experience of DDS would be a distinct advantage and advanced Excel is require. You will pride yourself on your ability to partner and influence creative colleagues and senior stakeholders. 

Please don't hesitate to submit an application if this role sounds like it could be a great next step for you.  We have an open and inclusive recruitment process (which will be two stages for this role) so please let us know if you need any adjustments at all, have a particular pronoun you prefer to use or just want to talk to us about something.

This is a great opportunity to grow.  What do you get in return? An extra day off each year to celebrate your birthday, the chance to work anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks each year (after completing 1 years service) and a tasty subsidised café, we also will provide you with amazing training and development to really support your career with us.


Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.


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