GroupM I Compliance Manager
Manila, Philippines
1d ago

Position at GroupM

GroupM Philippines is currently looking for a Compliance Manager to join us. In this role, you'll be responsible in driving the management and implementation of the Group’s SOX program and other internal control policies and processes, external and internal audits coordination, and manage tax reporting matters.

At GroupM, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role :

This role reports to : Finance Controller

In three months :

  • Study existing end to end finance process and workflows Standardize the process to bring in efficiency and identify areas of improvement and design and implement SOP.
  • Identify system gaps and implement workaround solution to increase deficiency, continue to work with IT to close the gaps.
  • In six months :

  • Conduct periodical reviews - Ensure process adherence to Internal controls. Effectively coordinate with the process owners to implement process controls and documentation requirements and implement corrective actions to plug control gaps.
  • Assist the senior management in self-certification process by reviewing the monthly controls checklist and maintaining monthly Sox file documentation.
  • Liaise with regional risk and compliance team regularly for control updates.
  • Preparation and co-ordination with Internal and external audit team during control and financials reviews. Remediating deficiency / weaknesses and escalate critical issues to the senior management on timely basis.
  • Control / manage / review access rights of key finance / media applications and implementation of related controls.
  • Closely work with IT in system enhancement projects, Coordinate and prepare user requirement specification and facilitate transformation process -Manual to Automation
  • Identify opportunities to improve and achieve sustainable compliance in finance operations and reporting
  • Set performance objectives and monitor and evaluate team performance on a regular basis to ensure that service levels and targets as defined in Service Level Agreements are met;
  • and take corrective action when required.


  • A great place to work, a supportive and positive team.
  • Integrity
  • Integrity
  • Work with passion
  • Good initiative
  • Good teamwork and respect others

  • 7 years relevant experiences with the Big 4 or large MNCs and with experience in SOX, internal controls and system audit of which minimum of 3 years is in management level.
  • CPA / CISA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Should have an in-depth knowledge of auditing principles, auditing standards, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements, local tax laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the process owners, agency teams, external / internal auditors and tax consultants, and work effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proactive in escalating issues and recommend corrective actions
  • Assertive and focused
  • About GroupM

    GroupM leads and shapes media markets by delivering performance enhancing media products and services, powered by data and technology.

    Our global network agencies and businesses enable our people to work collaboratively across borders with the best in class, providing them the opportunity to accelerate their progress and development.

    We are not limited to teams or geographies; our scale and diverse range of clients let us be more adventurous with our business and talent.

    We give our talent space, support and tools to innovate and grow.

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    About the Philippines

    In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as one ofthe fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. Al-Jazeera noted the market demonstrating an unprecedented period of macroeconomic buoyancy and political stability , spurring both domestic and international business growth.

    It is also one of the largest and fastest growing digital markets in Southeast Asia, with growth expecting to increase exponentially in the next few years.

    With a population of 108m and where the internet penetration is predicted to hit 50% in 2017, coupled with the Philippines’ vibrant economic growth and the expansion of its digital footprint makes it an exciting place for media players and talent to be.

    GroupM APAC is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our people are our strength so we respect and nurture their individual talent and potential.

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