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.
Responsibilities Local and global management reporting
Prepare and present monthly financial reports to the MD of the Agency
Prepare and present monthly client profitability reports and follow up key findings in the reports
Ad-hoc financial analysis for MD
Monitor monthly spend vs budget
Monthly actuals reporting to Global Group; Checking balance sheet recons to ensure items are cleared promptly; Checking allocation of house costs in NAV and ensuring relevant accruals are raised;
Prepare analytical review of monthly results and balance sheet
Periodic Budget preparation; Collating the revenue forecasts from the Client service heads; Prepare the payroll costs forecasts with input from the Agency Head of Talent;
Forecast overhead costs; Analyze variances vs Commit / previous Forecast
Complete monthly revenue reconciliation and ensure all necessary take-ups are done / journals are processed so that NAV ties up to revenue recon prior to flash reporting at 12 noon on the first working day of each month
Monitor retainer billings during each month to ensure that all retainers are billed prior to billing cut off
Prepare analysis of revenue overs / unders vs forecast by client and revenue type
Monitor accrued and deferred revenue to ensure cleared on a timely basis
Monitoring work in progress to ensure that : No external cost are incurred prior to client approval; Non-billable costs are written off to Income Statement timeously;
Finished jobs are reconciled and closed promptly
Perform final check of all jobs marked for closure and send workflow to Resources to close
Balance sheet and FMC files
Review and approve balance sheet recons and ensure reconciling items cleared quickly
Approve non-recurring journals, three-way payroll recons, S-forms, CSR reporting prepared by SSC
Monitor debtors Age Analysis and ensure effective follow up of overdue balances is being done by Resources
Overhead cost control
Approve variable cost expenditure prior to spending to ensure that overheads stay within budget
Coordinate with FMC auditors and Internal audit to provide them with the pre-work requested, support documentation and explanations required
Submit monthly input to PGA in order that they can prepare the monthly PiCT report (self-analysis of adherence to Internal control requirements)
Approve credit billing instructions
The successful candidate must have / be :
Relevant Degree (B.Com Finance or equivalent)
Adverting / marketing agency experience essential.