MCDecaux – Finance Planning & Analyst

Company’s description
MCDecaux outdoor advertising company

Subsidiary of JCDecaux Group, media owner and world leader of Out of Home communication, founded in 1964 with consolidated revenues of 3.3 bio € in 2022, the Group manages 1 million advertising panels in more than 80 countries and 3500 cities, employing close to 11,000 people worldwide. MCDecaux has a unique and extensive network of advertising displays on street furniture in 43 cities including all top 20, in more than 150 shopping centers with Aeon and Ito Yokado, and in airports with the second largest domestic and international Japanese airports with KIX and Itami in Osaka. MCDecaux has won recently major transforming deals such as the advertising bus shelter contract of Tokyo Government, City information Panels with ad in Yokohama, Nagoya and Kawasaki, Kansai Airports, and is consolidating its leading and exclusive position by digitalizing all its advertising segments.

Job description

MCD is looking for a business partner, energetic, and hands-on Finance & Planning Analyst accountable for all financial reporting of Japan operations with 2 legal entities and a P&L of 5bJPY Revenue.

This includes providing reliable data and financial insights, prepare analyses to be used in decision-making and planning.

Compute accurate monthly financial reports, assist in the preparation of presentations that provide thoughtful analysis, identify action items, and effectively frame decisions that need to be made.

He/She will supervise and be responsible for all financial reporting analysis and Internal controls.

The Finance and Planning Analyst is reporting to the Finance Director, will be based in Tokyo.

The Finance and Planning Analyst is reporting to the Finance Director, will be based in Tokyo.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain financial integrity and stewardship.
  • Ensure adequacy and robustness of financial procedures and internal controls.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of various reporting and extra-reporting:
    • Weekly sales
    • Monthly P&L/BS (group reporting package, management report, performance analysis, …)
    • Operational dashboards 2 Annual budgeting and Forecasting throughout the year.
    • Off-balance sheet commitment, contract termination, Occupancy, …)
  • Perform analysis of revenue performance and growth, P&L reports, operating variances, revenue reports, and other key performance indicators.
  • Prepare management reports. – Propose cost improvement to business units.

Required skills

  • Proven broad financial skills (accounting, reporting, business plan modeling…)
  • Capacity to absorb increasing responsibilities as the Company grows.
  • Strong appetite for business partnering.
  • Lead digital transformation projects.
  • Hands-on, dynamic and attention to detail
  • Advanced computer software skills, including writing macros in Excel and other accounting packages. Some legal knowledge (able to review contracts with a financial eye etc.) is desirable.

Background / Education

  • Approx. 5/8 years in Finance function, including a previous experience as FP&A
  • Excellent English communication, written and spoken.
  • Japanese business, a must
  • High level university graduated.

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