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Junior Finance Analyst



13d ago

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • London
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AI generated summary

  • You need exceptional communication, time management, analytical, and numerical skills. Must be organised, proactive, with a can-do attitude and a team player. Currently studying ACCA/ACA/CIMA.
  • You will analyze expenses, report financials accurately and on time, streamline budget processes, and support ad-hoc projects at GroupM as a Junior Finance Analyst.


  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to re-prioritise
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organised with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Enthusiastic with a can-do attitude
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must show a proactive approach to problem solving and take initiative
  • Highly numerate / mathematical skills
  • Team-orientated with a collaborative approach
  • You must have:
  • Part Qualified and currently studying ACCA/ACA/CIMA


  • Accurate and timely reporting of month end P&L and balance sheet for expenses in line with timetable to GroupM and WPP
  • Gain an understanding of all IT costs within the units assigned to the Operating Expenses team to ensure accuracy and completeness of the financials in relation to these costs
  • Analysis of the expense transactions
  • Streamlining forecast and budget processes with the collaboration of the Operations & Expense Team
  • Analysis of key issues
  • Action any queries during Forecasting/Budgeting processes.
  • Assist with the Cartesis input on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist with commentaries submission to GroupM EMEA on a quarterly basis.
  • Seek opportunities for process improvement and automation to improve efficiency and timeliness of finance processes
  • Supporting with a number of ad-hoc projects


What are the main responsibilities of a Junior Finance Analyst?

The main responsibilities include accurate and timely reporting of month end P&L and balance sheet for expenses, understanding all IT costs within assigned units, analysis of expense transactions, streamlining forecast and budget processes, analysis of key issues, assisting with various financial reporting tasks, seeking opportunities for process improvement, and supporting ad-hoc projects.

What skills and behaviours are important for a Junior Finance Analyst?

Important skills and behaviours include exceptional communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other applications, excellent time management skills, strong analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy, enthusiasm and a proactive attitude, ability to work with minimal supervision, strong problem-solving and initiative-taking abilities, high numerical/mathematical skills, and a team-oriented and collaborative approach.

What qualifications are required for the Junior Finance Analyst role?

Candidates must be part-qualified and currently studying towards ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualifications.

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GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company with a mission to create a new era of media where advertising works better for people. Responsible for more than $60 billion in annual media investment, according to COMvergence, the company innovates, differentiates, and generates sustained value for clients wherever they do business. GroupM’s portfolio includes agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom and mSix&Partners, as well as Choreograph (Data & Technology), GroupM Nexus (Cross-Channel Performance & Activation), and GroupM Investment.