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Finance Manager - Special Projects

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role sits with the Group Finance function and the successful candidate will apply a well-rounded ‘corporate toolkit’ to a range of business priorities, such as managing and overseeing the outsourcing programme of activities within Group Finance; contributing to special projects and initiatives by taking responsibility for the delivery of key workstreams; conducting financial and strategic analysis; and ensuring the IT department remains on top of our key systems initiatives.

The role will operate with a range of key stakeholders including other departments in Group Finance (tax, treasury, head office), Regional Financial Controllers, and other key business teams.


Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the Group Finance outsourcing programme (to Bangalore)
  • Financial, commercial, and strategic support to Group Reporting Manager, key stakeholders including Regional CFOs and Group Financial Controller.
  • Review property investment approval papers
  • Undertaking financial analysis, identifying key insights; and packaging findings into digestible format such as short written papers
  • Management of workstreams of special/strategic projects or initiatives (e.g. taking ownership of a workstream, conducting the necessary research and analysis, summarising output in appropriate written form, and feeding in to the wider project or business context)
  • Preparation of Board papers and other similar documents for senior audiences
  • Manage and oversee significant and complex projects and assignments, with guidance from the Group Financial Controller.
  • Prepare, analyse and reconcile financial transactions and reports to verify accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, university policies and procedures and divisional objectives. Identify and research discrepancies and prepare necessary corrections. 
  • Participate in computer system testing and development. Provide information on system requirements; create and run test data; note errors to be corrected; recommend changes as appropriate. Understand and evaluate interaction between new system enhancements and current computing capabilities. 
  • Assist with development and enhancement of accounting policies and controls procedures across the group


Key Personal Attributes


  • Strong communication, influencing, collaboration and relationship building skills across global cultures
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Clear record of being curious, robust and driving improved the technical accounting discipline within a business
  • Clear record of driving end-to-end financial accounting and reporting process improvements
  • Strong communication, influencing, collaboration and relationship building skills across global cultures
  • Personal confidence and gravitas to operate alongside senior management on a day-to-day basis
  • Confidence to operate in a complex corporate environment.


Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Some experience of Finance transformation
  • An agile mindset, with strong time management skills to prioritize workflow in a dynamic environment
  • Undergraduate degree (2.1 or equivalent)
  • The ideal candidate could have 4-8 year’s professional experience in a corporate environment
  • Likely to have an accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA or equivalent), financial (e.g. CFA)



  • Other languages an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Media or Digital sectors an advantage


Our values and behaviours:

Agile – Anticipate business needs, continuous process improvement, be flexible whilst maintain high standards

Pioneering – Being constantly curious, be bold in challenging the status quo, support a culture of openness

Ambitious – Strive for excellence, drive hard to achieve, learn from experiences

Responsible – Uphold the highest levels of integrity, lead by example, be courageous in raining concerns

Collaborative – Operate as one finance team locally and globally by sharing best practice and following standard practices and processes


What you’ll get from us:

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who doesn’t want to be involved in the month-end routine but instead wants to explore the Project Management/Strategic side of Group Finance by contributing to special projects and initiatives such as the leading the Group Finance outsourcing programme.


Dentsu Aegis Network is a fantastic place to work with many great benefits on offer including 25 days’ annual holiday, Cycle to Work Scheme, and get your Birthday day off!


Not only is it an incredibly fun place to work but as part of a multinational organisation there are many opportunities to advance your career once you have proven yourself.


About DAN:

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) DAN is the 4th largest advertising network globally, headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 40,000 dedicated specialists. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. DAN consists of a number of market leading brands including; Carat, Dentsu Media, Isobar, iProspect, Posterscope, Vizeum, Amplifi, D2D and PSLive each covering different capabilities such as digital creative execution, media planning and buying, mobile applications, SEO, content creation, brand tracking and marketing analytics.  


So, how do you apply?

If you feel this role could be what you are looking for – please send a copy of your C.V or LinkedIn profile 


Inclusion & Diversity

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.


If you have any reasonable 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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