Ogilvy

Jr. Finance Controller

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/23/2021 9:14 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-10961
Location
NL-Amsterdam
Department
Finance

Overview

Ogilvy Social.Lab Amsterdam is looking for an enthusiastic Jr. Finance Controller to strengthen our Finance Team. Here, you'll work with likeminded people, who are pushing for creative solutions that nail the brief, excite our national & international clients.

 

We make brands matter in today’s world, by combining compelling creative ideas with effective distribution and optimization. All disciplines work together in our bright, open-plan office, with a friendly culture and creatively permissive environment. We cherish our entrepreneurial spirit and embrace the opportunity to rethink marketing and communications while challenging the status quo.

Responsibilities

As a Jr. Finance Controller within Ogilvy Social Lab Amsterdam, part of WPP, you will work in a highly dynamic & international environment, and you’ll report into the Finance Manager. You are responsible for P&L Management, Group Financial Reporting, Budgeting & Forecasting activities under the guidance of the COO.  You will support the Finance Manager in some specific accounting tasks. You will be the main contact point for all Group related requests. You will initiate/participate (in) projects in order to drive continuous improvement.

 

Your main tasks will be:

  • P&L management (costs) for OGSL & Indomo (WPP entity which is consolidated with Ogilvy);
  • Day-to-day accounting tasks (manual journal entries, balance sheet reconciliation, etc.);
  • Prepare balance sheet analysis for monthly reporting;
  • Be in charge of all reporting to the Group (supported by the Jr. Business Controller for some dormant entities);
  • Perform month/quarter/year end closing processes in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Main point of contact for Group projects and finance related requests and inquiries;
  • Prepare and monitor the monthly and quarterly budget and forecast (with the COO);
  • Review and analyze the company’s figures and business performance regularly;
  • Prepare monthly management reports for our Exco;
  • Support team in any audits (if required);
  • Participate in/initiate projects to change/improve ways of working.

Qualifications

  • Fluent in English (written & spoken). Any knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
  • HBO level (Finance/Accounting);
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in a similar role, preferably within an international organization;
  • Positive, energetic, self-motivated individual with a great sense of humor;
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Likes working as a team while being independent in daily tasks;
  • Microsoft Excel specialist;
  • Working knowledge with Cartesis (Group Reporting tool) and Maconomy (Finance tool) is an advantage, but not obligatory.

 

What we offer

  • A fulltime position at one of the most creative and professional network agencies.
  • The opportunity to work for A-brands that are highly visible.
  • Attractive package and benefits;
  • Career conversations and growing opportunities;
  • Part of a global WPP network;
  • Energetic atmosphere;
  • Incredible rooftop.
  • Flexible home / work policy.

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