Finance Controller
Publicis Groupe
Cape Town, South Africa
6d ago

Company Description

Part of one of the world’s largest communications holding companies, we are the fastest growing network of communication agencies in Africa.

We’ve sought out the best agencies in each country to form teams that are diverse, homegrown, and undeniably African.

We are bold and dynamic and filled with ambition and growth. We are mobile and technically connected. We think local on a global scale.

We are the future of the brand exposure landscape across the African continent. A global network not just built for Africa.

Job brief

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as maintenance of internal control policies and procedures.

Finance Controller responsibilities will also include client profitability assessments and action plans. The Controller will report to the FD of the Cape Town cluster.


  • Manage all accounting operations including Overhead cost control, A / R, A / P, GL, WIP Management, Cashflow Management and Revenue Recognition
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts and report variances within tight deadlines
  • Support month-end and year-end HFM reporting process to Groupe also within tight deadlines
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions, financial forecasting and financial reporting
  • Review and approve all payroll transactions
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • 3+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience in the advertising and communications industry
  • Diploma in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Advanced excel and knowledge of financial systems and business software
  • The ability to communicate with and work with several different teams is essential, as this role deals with a shared service centre, multiple business units and a regional and global finance team.
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