Dentsu Sweden AB is part of a global media and digital marketing communications network with 47,000 employees in more than 145 countries. We partner with brands to achieve meaningful progress as a force for growth and good. Our teams of optimists, entrepreneurs and first-movers coalesce around the needs of our clients, unlocking unique options for sustainable value and lasting change.
In Sweden, we have offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg with about 300 professional and passionate employees who are world champions at collaborating within and between our agencies and competencies to create coordinated and tailored solutions for some of Sweden’s, the Nordic countries and often the world's most exciting brands.
The key responsibilities of the role are to provide leadership to the Finance function in the Market in the areas of Commercial Finance, Controllership, Operational Finance, and transformation. Market Finance Director is a key Cluster Finance leadership role with a strong commercial, control and transformation emphasis, as well as senior member of the Market senior leadership team and the Cluster Finance leadership team. The job holder is expected to play a key role in defining the strategic evolution of the business, be a trusted advisor to the Market CEO and its leadership team. He/she supports the achievement of the revenue while ensuring the profitability targets are achieved. The job holder is expected to balance business growth with ensuring a strong Control & Compliance environment. Transformation is a key part of the role. The job holder is expected to be a strong contributor to the Market Transformation program currently rolled out across the Business and Finance function. The Finance Director in dentsu Sweden reports the Chief Finance Officer, dentsu Northern Europe.
Growth & Strategy
Advises on key business decisions through sound commercial judgement, highlighting options, trade-offs, risks and opportunities as a senior member of the management team.
Supports the growth and reshaping of business portfolio in line with the company strategy.
Leads the finance teams in providing financial insights to the business
Is responsible for the short and long-term budgetary planning and cost management.
Works collaborative with leaders of the market to make sure the budget is accurate, ambitious yet reflects the reality of the market and is in line with the vision of the company
Prioritizes KPIs and tracks performance against internal targets making timely interventions as appropriate.
Control & Compliance environment
Role model Control & Compliance mindset.
Responsible for external audit input from the market.
Secures compliance with Group policies, control and government requirements are met within the market.
A critical part of the role is change management and transformation
Ensures the implementation of the continuous transformation, improvement and change programs to achieve benefits for our market.
Finance function leadership
Direct responsibility for performance and career development for market finance team
Manages and develops a high performance and commercially focused finance team in our market.
Builds and develop finance capabilities, increase efficiency and the value add of the Finance team. Embeds client profitability and excellent commercial judgement in business decision making
Member of Cluster Finance Leadership team, expected to be a key contributor to the team through active idea- and best practice sharing
7+ years’ relevant experience across finance disciplines
Strong commercial edge
Expert level financial analysis skills
Excellent project management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication
Strong leadership and excellent teamwork experience
Fluent in English and Swedish
Strong service industry familiarity
Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills
Great business partnering capabilities and strong at stakeholder management
Experience of pricing and negotiation
Experience of working in global matrix organizations
Experience in both IFRS and local GAAP accounting
Transformational experience will be assessed as an advantage
Ability to lead, challenge and develop a team
Thrives under pressure and excels in meeting strict deadlines
Diplomatic, able to develop strong relationships with key network stakeholders at all levels within the business
Hard working and hands on professional
International mindset and understanding of global companies
Good prioritizing and time management skills
Capable of picking up projects and running with them
Ambitious self-starter, able to spot ideas and inspiration
Act as coach transferring knowledge and expertise to create a high performing culture
Take personal responsibility for own development, constantly striving to know and learn more
Last day to apply is Sept 30. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.