Director, Finance

4 days left

Employer
PUBLICIS GROUPE
Location
India
Posted
Mar 07, 2024
Closes
Apr 16, 2024
Ref
4579237658
Level
Director
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Company Description

When you're one of us, you get to run with the best. For decades, we've been helping marketers from the world's top brands personalize experiences for millions of people with our cutting-edge technology, solutions and services. Epsilon's best-in-class identity gives brands a clear, privacy-safe view of their customers, which they can use across our suite of digital media, messaging and loyalty solutions. We process 400+ billion consumer actions each day and hold many patents of proprietary technology, including real-time modeling languages and consumer privacy advancements. Thanks to the work of every employee, Epsilon India is now Great Place to Work-Certified. Epsilon has also been consistently recognized as industry-leading by Forrester, Adweek and the MRC. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with more than 8,000 employees around the world. For more information, visit epsilon.com/apac or our LinkedIn page.

About the Opportunity

The assistant controller will handle high-level accounting, managerial accounting, and oversee the global financial activities of the company (currently US and UK/EU with potential expansion to additional markets). The Assistant controller will manage and supervise specific aspects of accounting from payroll to tax compliance. Will report to the Senior Director, Controller, and will assist with the development of internal control policies, procedures, and financial planning as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Hiring, training, and retaining accounting staff as assigned
  • Responsible for all accounting functions across multiple business units and countries, including:
  • Monthly close management under tight deadlines, include journal entry and reporting package review
  • Recurring and ad hoc financial reporting needs for management and Groupe
  • Documenting pivotal controls of each agency for audit purposes
  • Collaborate with Client Finance teams to review AR/AP and other client-related matters
  • Identify FX exposure and recommend hedging strategies to mitigate them
  • Review monthly analytics prepared by team on key processes including receivables, revenue/media accruals and payables focusing on aged balances and share insights with Global CFO and Finance Directors
  • Prepare well documented workpapers for external and internal audits relating to financial reporting and controls
  • Manage relationships with both internal and shared service teams (AP, Treasury, ERP, Tax, etc.) to facilitate efficient day-to-day operations
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement, and implementing new processes
  • Participate in implementation of ERP enhancements to ensure team is properly trained on those impacts to processes or month end close tasks
  • Partner with many sister agency teams' regarding intercompany reporting to ensure proper elimination of intercompany transactions
  • Mentor direct team and peripheral FP&A teams on accounting best practices and continued process improvements to scale operations with growing businesses

Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or related field, MBA or CA/ICWA/CPA/CMA/CGMA preferred
  • Minimum 14 years' experience in accounting/finance
  • Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas
  • Strong competency with complex ERP (SAP preferred) and other financial systems (HFM, Blackline, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of accounting principles and close familiarity with applying US GAAP, IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC regulations
  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong analytical skills, with a passion for accuracy, problem solving and critical thinking
  • Experience managing audits
  • Initiative to automate processes
  • Must be comfortable interfacing with employees outside of the office at other locations, via phone, email and web meetings to gain understanding and obtain information to complete monthly tasks
  • Must be a strong team player

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe Commitment to Diversity & Equity Policy:

Publicis Groupe is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in spirit and in action at every level of the organization. It reflects our core values and embodies our purpose of building a great company enabling human potential. We have a deep-rooted appreciation for how diversity of thought drives innovation, and we ground that value in a culture of collaboration and connected thinking.
  • Diversity & inclusion are business imperatives on which Publicis Groupe will not negotiate. While fostering a work environment that is inclusive of all talent is a collective responsibility, it is leadership's job to nurture the career aspirations and goals of all our talent. Promoting gender equality starts at the top and the Groupe will not tolerate anyone speaking for our organization who does not value the importance of inclusion. Publicis Groupe works very hard to champion diversity and will continue to insist that each agency's leadership be champions of both diversity and inclusion.
  • Our Core values " VIVA LA DIFFERENC'E is based on the very aspect of celebrating differences
  • Our strategy focuses on bringing together teams with diverse perspectives, disciplines, and experiences, because diversity of thought best serves our clients and their customers who they aspire to impact

Equal Employment Commitment:
  • We provide equal opportunities to all our employees and to all eligible applicants for employment in our company. We do not unfairly discriminate on any ground, including race, caste, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or any other category protected by applicable law.
  • When recruiting, developing and promoting our employees, our decisions will be based solely on performance, merit, competence and potential.
  • We shall have fair, transparent and clear employee policies which promote diversity and equality, in accordance with applicable law and other provisions of this Code. These policies shall provide for clear terms of employment, training, development and performance management.