Finance Manager

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 10, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Description & Requirements

Position Summary

As the Finance Manager of Reprise and Kinesso/Matterkind, you will be working closely with the Finance Director and Group FP&A Manager and the rest of the Mediabrands Australia Finance Organisation.

The Finance Manager will plan/forecast, organise, control, and provide direction and coordination to the finance department of Reprise and Kinesso/Matterkind

Job Responsibilities

People Management

·Supervision and direction of 3 Financial Accountant

Commercial Support

·Providing financial information to Brand Client Leads, Office Managing Directors and Finance Director

·Preparing Client Profitability analytics, deep dive analysis around individual office financial performance on an on-going basis

Budgets and Forecasts

·Ensuring that Budgets and Forecasts are accurate and realistic and prepared in a timely manner, with monthly updates throughout the year

·Delivering long range profit forecasts, budgeting and financial reporting

·Working with Head of Markets/Perfomance Directors to ensure that businesses meet their targets

·Liaising Performance Directors/Group Directors and GMs/Head of Markets on a monthly basis to reforecast revenues

Balance Sheet

·Ensuring that all assets and liabilities are fairly stated

·Ensuring that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis

·Reviewing Receivables to ensure they remain current and that any overdue balances are rectified promptly, with assistance from Client Service Directors and MD's called upon as required

·Identifying any other balance sheet accounts that require action/correction

Treasury and Cashflow

·Maximising working capital

·Maximising available cashflow

·Ensuring ensuring that Credit Limits are established for every client and adhered to on an ongoing basis

Financial Reporting

·Accurate and timely reporting of financial results

·Ensuring the financial statements are drawn up in accordance with US GAAP

·Identification of any emerging issues at an early stage

Internal Processes and Controls

·Ensuring that Reprise and Kinesso/Matterkind are 100% SOX-compliant

·Managing the external audit relationship

·Managing internal audits and SOX examinations

·Ensuring compliance with other financial legislation and standards

·Ensuring compliance with Interpublic Group (IPG) SP&P

Financial Systems

·Having a good understanding of our financial systems, their features, their functionality and their limitations

·Ensuring that financial systems are adequate for the needs of the business and are functioning as intended

·Ensuring that internal processes are efficient and working effectively, and are adapted as necessary to take into account changes in the business as new services are developed


·Timely reporting of financial information - including actuals, budgets and forecasts

·Accuracy of budgets and forecasts

·Commercial support to GMs/Head of Markets/Performance Directors/Group Directors and Finance Director

·SOX Compliance

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Extensive finance management experience
  • Experience in advertising would be beneficial but not essential
  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance (post graduate desirable). Desirably you will be CA / CPA qualified
  • Team management (both direct and indirect)
  • Ability to see different perspectives and drive satisfactory outcomes
  • Strong understanding of US and Australian GAAP
  • Influencing and problem solving skills
  • Able to adapt to rapidly changing business requirements
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