Financial Controller
40 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JA

Company Description

Publicis Groupe UK is a marketing and digital transformation business made up of 5,000 talented and versatile people with expertise in media, creative, influence, technology and data, working across 21 agencies.

Publicis Groupe UK creative agencies include Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Digitas, Leo Burnett and Publicis•Poke. Also, within the stable are PR agencies MSL and Kekst CNC and sustainability consultancy, Salterbaxter. Publicis Media is home to Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry as well as specialist practices PMX, Performics, Publicis Sport & Entertainment and Publicis Content, providing expertise across media strategy, investment, data and technology.

Langland, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Digitas Health serve clients across health and wellness, science and medicine. They combine expertise across advertising and branding, clinical trial experience, data and analytics, technology, medical strategy and education and public relations and policy. 

Publicis Groupe UK clients include BT, McDonald’s, ASDA, Tesco, L’Oreal, P&G, Kellogg’s, VW UK, Reckitts Benckiser, Samsung and Disney among others, encompassing six of the UK’s top 10 advertisers.

Employees share a common purpose, consistent ways of working and a financial structure that encourages collaboration.

Publicis Groupe UK has offices in Chancery Lane, Television Centre in White City, Baker Street, Turnmills in Farringdon, Windsor, Teddington and Dublin, and people based in Edinburgh.  Publicis Groupe has a presence in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 84,000 people worldwide.

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

This role is focused on reporting, control and process documentation across agencies. The role is also responsible for managing and coaching a small team. 

Key responsibilities:

Support the Finance Directors in leading and supporting teams to review and deliver:

  • Timely preparation of all monthly revenue, costs and related balance sheet reporting, including but not limited to Actuals and Re-forecasts in the HFM Hyperion reporting tool
  • Review of Balance Sheet accounts and reconciliations ensuring readiness of approval by Financial Controller/Financial Director
  • Timely submission of reporting to UK Management, EMEA and Groupe
  • Maintenance of detailed and accurate revenue schedules
  • Adherence of all internal controls without exception. Ensure consistent application of Publicis Groupe policies and audit compliance, escalating issues in a timely fashion

In addition, working with the Finance Director and wider finance leadership teams:

  • Support on internal and external audits
  • Work with the Finance Director and wider finance team to further develop process and control documentation
  • Ad hoc requests as required by Group FD and UK CFO


Essential Experience:

  • Qualified accountant or equivalent (e.g ACCA, CIMA, ACA)
  • Ability to interpret and manipulate data in a logical manner
  • Proficient user of Excel
  • Agile with the ability to work in a fast-moving, matrix environment
  • Resilience and ability to work under time pressure
  • Ability to understand the impact of financial transactions and processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Demonstrable experience of problem solving and creating efficiencies
  • Experience of managing a small team and/or coaching and mentoring

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).


Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply