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  • Contract
  • Fixed Term
  • Greater Accra
  • Salary: $Not Stated
  • Contract
  • Fixed Term
  • Greater Accra
  • Salary: $Not Stated
State: Yiyiwa street, Abelemkpe, Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 01/10/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: International Business

Financial Manager Summary

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Financial Manager

A multi-talented, culturally diverse agency based in Accra, Ghana, doing regional work in English, French and Portuguese for over 25 markets in Central West Africa.

Our story is to reclaim Africa’s birth right as an inherently creative and expressive place through contagious ideas that transform business and industry.

Financial Manager Job Description

Scope of the role

Publicis West Africa (PWA) is an important regional hub.

The main languages that the agency works in are English, French & Portuguese.

There are several local dialects (as well) across the markets we work in. However, it’s key to note that interactions, both spoken and via email, within the Publicis network agencies is in English.

This Financial Manager role requires the individual to manage financial functions of the agency in Ghana.

The Financial Manager should maintain a far sightedness in order to ensure that the funds are utilized in the most efficient manner.

The Financial Manager’s actions directly affect the profitability, growth and goodwill of the agency.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


Raise POs and run regular reports to see where supplier invoices are o/s

Oversee billing process – run reports to check unbilled CEs and follow up with CS
Manage cash flow and work in progress on a weekly basis

Trail Balance: check balance sheet and income statement accounts weekly and resolve issues
Prepare and submit payment schedules as per cash flow

Debtors and creditors: manage sub-ledgers according to payment terms and cash flow allowances

Run revenue report at month-end, check against forecast and comment on variances
Accruals: accrue revenue and expenses accordingly

Work in progress: run report on revenue closing and identify DR WIP balances

Open PO’s: run report on revenue closing and identify open PO accruals on Chase and NAV
Check trial balance: identify and rectify any issues

Balance sheet: run report at month-end and provide commentary on variances

Resfin reporting/PICT: update reports with commentary | Assist FC with reporting

WHT: run reports and manage certification process for write-offs
Levies: run reports and manage certification process for write-off
Ad Hoc

Assist PWA staff with Chase queries
Ensure co-operative relationships are maintained with Resources service providers

Supportive role to Publicis West Africa staff by assisting with administrative queries (i.e. Client follow-up, cost estimates corrections, issuing of credit notes etc.)

Assist Chief Financial Officer with various reports (i.e. revenue/billing)
Ensure client contracts are valid and signed and available (to access)

Monthly reports open and closed job bag: report deadline 1st week of the month
Monthly reports time by client: report deadline 1st week of the month

Monthly reports time by user: report deadline 1st week of the month
Assist the Senior Vice President with costings for new business and projects

Assist the Business Lead with client retainer fee calculations and periodic reconciliation
Prepare revenue/cost/profitability projections and scenario planning,

Assist the SVP in developing annual and long-term business plans
Provide cost effective ways of paying for shared resources and facilities across markets

Collaborate with Financial Auditors and Tax Advisors to ensure timeous delivery on audited financial accounts
Build and manage Ghana Authority stakeholder accounts
Manage the admin / finance support staff

Publics Groupe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any forms of Discrimination or

Harassment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

All appointments will be based on qualifications, experience and best fit but preference will be given to all affirmative action candidates or designated groups.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks after submitting your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Requirements / Experience / Skills

A relevant tertiary qualification in Finance / Accounting
Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Word / Excel etc.)
At least 4 years’ experience as a Financial Manager in an Advertising Agency (or similar environment)
Chase and NAV experience is essential

Experience in leading / coaching / mentoring a team
A good command of the English language (both verbal and written)
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent multitasking skills

Comfortable in working across borders

Personality Attributes

Team player with ability to work independently
Ability to remain calm in a highly pressurized environment
Mature and honest
Assertive (never aggressive)
Problem solver
Solution and deadline driven
High EQ
Ability to accept constructive feedback and learn from it
Energetic, enthusiastic, and willing “to go the extra mile

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