Financial Controller at MediaMonks - International Buy and Build Strategy

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What will you do?

We are looking for an energetic, hands-on Financial Controller who wants join MediaMonks in their exciting, challenging journey to become the biggest and best global digital advertising and marketing services group. In this position you will report directly to the Manager Financial Control & Reporting and will work closely together with your Financial Control colleagues (6FTE).

As the financial controller, you will have full accounting & reporting responsibility for the assigned entities and/or countries; ranging from the month-end close, preparation and processing of memo postings, control of the Balance Sheet (checks, accruals, provisions, reconciliations) and P&L, to the preparation of the financial reporting packs. You liaise with your colleagues from Accounting (validating their numbers), take ownership for the more complex accounting responsibilities yourself, but also coach your colleagues when necessary to get to the next level together.

During the period end you are also in close contact with your colleagues in the entities / countries while doing the analytical review of the P&L and Balance sheet, investigate variances and validating their numbers. It is your responsibility to deep dive into every variance, adhoc issue or request for your entities. Working closely together with local Finance and the business, you are responsible for the (re)forecasting and budgeting. Furthermore, you will coordinate and/or assist with the preparation of (local) statutory statements, the tax compliance and payroll accounting together with local advisors in the countries.

Good to know

Given the extreme growth in the past few years, optimizing several processes definitely has a very high priority on MediaMonks’ agenda in order to go to the next level. Because of this, we expect you to actively participate in several projects in addition to your recurring financial control responsibilities.

These projects range from improving existing controls (e.g. month end procedures, reporting dashboards and other finance and business procedures, including related tooling) and more advanced, in depth analyses within their new ERP system NetSuite. There is also a strong need for streamlined rules and methods for a Transfer Pricing capability between the entities of MediaMonks as well as setting up an Intercompany Accounting framework. Very exciting projects to which you can contribute to further improve the collaboration between entities to further perpetuate the growth of MediaMonks.

Who are you?

We are looking a pragmatic, energetic Financial Controller. A true financial; somebody who takes ownership for their numbers, is accurate and knows how to prioritize. Being a team-player is a must, everyone in the financial control team is ultimately responsible for their own portfolio. However, as a closely connected team they thrive on helping and supporting each other. A strong drive, eagerness and adaptivity is key, as MediaMonks is very dynamic and constantly changing.

“For this position we are looking for somebody who is curious, flexible, can create solid structures and who likes to be the go-to person for all sorts of different finance matters. Even if it is something you never encountered before. Because of the size of the team, and the high growth of MediaMonks you will get a lot of exposure to a broad scope of finance topics. The right person can grow together with MediaMonks and develop into a strong, well rounded financial”

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Economics or Accountancy
  • Appr. 3-6 years of experience in Audit and/or as a Financial Controller, preferably in a high growth, international company
  • Strong Excel skills, experience in Exact Globe would be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in English, additional languages are a bonus
  • Good insight in financial accounting and reporting processes combined with business sense
  • Able to prioritize, manage & track multiple activities and tasks and working with tight deadlines
  • Ability to build bridges and challenge the status quo
  • Energetic, open, fun
  • Pragmatic, “can do and will do” approach

More about the company

MediaMonks is a global creative production company that partners with clients across industries and markets to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its integrated production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything you could possibly want from a production partner, and probably more. From creative campaigns and content to bespoke development and design, MediaMonks works above the line and below the fold at the intersection of creativity and technology. Operating across teams, time zones, and technologies with an incredible in-house team of more than 2000 Monks. Founded in 2001 and rooted in digital, you can find MediaMonks anywhere on the Web as well as in over 21 offices around the globe.

Buy-and-build Strategy

In 2018, MediaMonks joined forces with S4Capital, established by Sir Martin Sorrell in May 2018. The strategy is to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business for global, multinational, regional, local clients and millennial-driven influencer brands. In April 2019, MediaMonks acquired Caramel Pictures to expand content studio capabilities. In June 2019, MediaMonks announced a planned merger with Australia-based BizTech, a leading marketing transformation and customer experience company. In August 2019, MediaMonks merged with digital influencer marketing agency IMA. In October 2019, MediaMonks merged with Firewood Marketing, the largest digital marketing agency based in Silicon Valley. In November 2019 MediaMonks merged with Delhi-based content creation and production company WhiteBalance. In January 2020 MediaMonks merged with Mexico based digital agency Circus Marketing. With more strategic acquisitions on the way…

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