Overview

Financial Operations Director – 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 second largest communications group in the world. With more than 100,000 people in over 100 countries, the Groupe has several successful pillars: Global Production, Epsilon, Media with Publicis Media, Digital business transformation with Publicis. Sapient, Health & Wellbeing with Publicis Health, and creative and PR within Publicis Communications.

 

Since 2014 and the acquisition of Sapient and in 2019 with Epsilon, 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 silos, making them work seamlessly and efficiently to help clients transform marketing and business at scale.

 

DMX, based in Amsterdam, is a media billings transaction hub for EMEA markets and clients globally, acting as bridge between digital vendors and agencies and/or clients. It acts as a strategic billings hub and will need to be taken to the next level.

Job Description

Reporting into the Finance Director of Global Media, who reports up to CFO of Publicis Media Global, the role of the FinOps Director will include the following:

 

  • Managing management reporting and statutory reporting for the entity, prepared by the Financial Controller.
  • Working with the Global Media FinOps Manager to set up new and simplified billings processes for clients for the region, though not limited to it.
  • Working with and establishing good relationships with the various internal and external stakeholders: among others, intercompany agency teams across the region, global and regional commercial team, digital vendors, client finance teams, shared services, EMEA head of analytics.
  • Setting up and maintaining a system of reporting to stakeholders, which will need their meets and help remove inefficiencies in our teams and the clients’ teams. As automated as possible.
  • Managing a team of currently 6 with the view of expanding. Including managing their growth in their roles and the company.
  • Overseeing all financial control activities, including the review and analysis of monthly and quarterly numbers and disclosures.
  • Providing external auditors with the necessary documentation and support, both statutory auditors as well as client auditors.
  • Taking care of tax preparation duties or liaising with external tax accountants for tax preparation.

Qualifications

  • Ideally fully qualified
  • Ideally, experience in working in financial operations in bigger organisations with operations across various countries.
  • Passion for tackling problems and improving the back office for the company to grow.
  • 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 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

About the Way We Work:

Be You

• We believe you should be able to be the same person at work as you are at home. Authenticity and trust are important. Be who you are, mean what you say, allow other teammates to do the same.

Know Your Teammates

• We know social opportunities reinforce relationships, and relationships shape our attitudes. Everyone is equal parts teacher and learner, so invest in each other. We are a community. Play with intention.

Make It Better

• We believe there’s always room for growth—professionally, personally, and in our communities. We identify opportunities for improvement, innovation, and learning and encourage our clients to do the same

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