GroupM | Senior Finance Commercial Manager Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Position at GroupM

In this role, you will be responsible for the entire compliance aspects and assist in assessing risk for deal approvals for GroupM Investment Product Portfolio across APAC.

You will need to work closely with the Senior Commercial Director, APAC as well as local GroupM Commercial leads to ensure compliance, implementation of policies, risk assessment, training initiatives and being involved in audit remediation for investments.

You will need to help our markets in understanding the compliance framework, work on deal approvals, review financial train the markets and provide guidance on queries relating to compliance.

You will be the subject Matter Expert on all areas relating to compliance for the investment function.

We need a well-rounded candidate for this role with strong audit experience but a commercial mindset as well. We need someone who is hands on in attitude and happy to work with staff at all levels to support growth of the Investment product portfolio.

This is an individual contributor role.

APAC experience would be ideal, however the right work experience and attitude is more important.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to GroupM APAC Senior Commercial Director (Finance) Investment. The role is based in Hong Kong.

3 best things about the job :

1. Opportunity to work in the leading global media investment company with a fast growing team of professionals.

2. Exciting exposure and learning in the media industry, which is fast evolving from the regular Print-Ads, Radio and TV to Digital.

3. Fun environment that combines the best of being entrepreneurial whilst at the same time being part of the largest marketing services group in the world.

In this role, your goals will be :

In three months :

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the organization of GroupM and agencies, and the functioning of the regional teams in collaboration with the markets.
  • Develop relationships and earn trust with your own team as well as the local market operation teams.
  • Understanding the compliance framework and investment policy.
  • Understand the risk parameters basis which approvals for deals can be done.
  • Understand the audit timelines for markets in scope and the issues highlighted in prior audits for remediation.
  • In six months :

  • Independently work on compliance guidance and provide best practices and learnings to markets.
  • Manage deal approvals for all APAC.
  • Build a deep familiarity with our investment operations and investment product.
  • Work closely with regional CIO to effectively work on investment related matters.
  • Assist in providing responses for any compliance queries related to new products launching from local markets
  • Develop relationships and earn trust with your own team as well as the local market teams
  • Support local markets and provide guidance on commercial aspects.
  • Continue to refine gaps / processes / tools to improve compliance framework.
  • Work with local markets on remediation for issues highlighted in audit.
  • In 12 months :

  • Be an integral part of the team and add value in all aspects assigned.
  • Be confident to manage all work independently.
  • Be knowledgeable and subject matter expert in tracking portfolio investments.
  • Be a trusted advisor to both regional and local markets on Investment product related queries
  • Be able to provide trainings for all compliance related aspects for investment.
  • Able to provide commercial inputs to local markets for deals input in the system.
  • What your day job looks like at GroupM :

  • Working closely with the markets for approvals of deals in the system.
  • Working closely with local markets and regional GroupM Investment teams on advise on commercial and compliance aspects for deals.
  • Involved in the forecasting and budgeting process.
  • Analysis of financial performance of the investment group.
  • Presenting financial performance results to regional and Global GroupM management.
  • Identify ways to streamline and improve processes for the investment group.
  • Sharing of best practices and ideas across the APAC community through managing and optimizing the existing knowledge sharing platform.
  • Assisting and troubleshooting with local markets as needed to help them with implementation of new products and deal approvals.
  • Training markets on compliance and commercial aspects for investment.
  • What youll bring :

  • Proven ability to work at multiple staff levels (from analysts, commercial managers in local markets) and develop effective working relationships to implement compliance framework.
  • Strong and effective communication skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability to apply this for deals.
  • Ability to work with / across multiple cultures and nationalities
  • A flexible / can do attitude to solve problems and look for solutions and not be daunted by new challenges or ambiguity.
  • An interest to learn about new areas, particularly digital , where we expect many of our future trading products to come from.
  • Minimum qualifications :

  • Minimum 5-7 years of work experience in preferably an internal or external audit background.
  • Bachelors degree is a must. CPA / CA is an added plus.
  • Excellent presentation skills (Microsoft, Tableau)
  • More about GroupM

    GroupM is the leading global media investment management group serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m / SIX, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions.

    GroupMs primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPPs media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, and proprietary tool development.

    GroupMs focus is to deliver unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people, and is increasingly working closely for the benefit of clients with WPPs data investment management group, Kantar.

    Together, GroupM and Kantar account for over 50% of WPPs group revenues of more than $20 billion.

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    About Hong Kong

    Hong Kongs small yet highly dynamic and efficient media market means it gets to operate with agility. Its internet and digital penetration continues to grow year-on-year, and has the highest smartphone penetration in Asia Pacific at 87%, while tablet ownership clocks in at 57%.

    Hong Kongs digital market boasts a healthy mix of local, regional and global players, providing new opportunities in the media space.

    If you want a future in media and communications, and believe in Hong Kongs belief of work hard, play hard, there is clearly no place more vibrant, challenging and exciting than Hong Kong, where opportunities for you to innovate and grow are unparalleled.


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