Senior Audit and Business Director

Would you like to play a central role within Wunderman Thompson’s EMEA control environment? Do you have a background in finance or internal audit and experience with the implementation, execution, and maintenance of financial controls? And can you navigate a fast-paced organisation while managing strict deadlines? Then you might be the Senior Audit and Business Director we’re looking for! 

A digital leader within customer relations

Wunderman Thompson Centre of Excellence (CoE) for personalisation is a unique organisation, delivering high-impact digital marketing experiences that enrich and evolve brand-consumer relationships. 
With the brain of a consultancy and the heart of an agency, we work with some of the world’s most admired brands within sport, fashion, consumer goods, retail, travel & hospitality, pharma and finance. 

What will your day look like?

As our new Senior Audit and Business Director, you will be 100% dedicated to the implementation, execution, and maintenance of financial controls for our top entities, which includes Wunderman Thompson DK and UK, Commerce, and other complex entities. You will work closely with the local CFOs and our Global Internal Audit team. Instead of delivering new controls to the entities, you will be dedicated to the complex entities within Wunderman Thompson EMEA. Here, your task will be to secure that controls are in place and give constructive feedback based on your practical experience. The role is hands-on and day2day based, with a focus on continuously ensuring and building an even stronger control environment. More specifically, your tasks include: 

  • Executing and taking lead in order to ensure that ICFR and WPP internal controls are in place and continuously updated
  • Advising and reviewing for PCAOB and local audits
  • Supporting other business and finance related areas, e.g. WPP reporting. 

Who are you going to work with?

You will join our Finance and Legal team in Copenhagen, currently consisting of approximately 10 competent and respectful colleagues. Our work environment is friendly, easy-going, and characterised by a high level of job satisfaction. Help is never far away, and even though we are always working to meet deadlines, we prioritise having a good time as well. We are a flat organisation in rapid growth and we love growing the talents of our people; many of our people have been at our agency a decade or longer. 

You will work jointly for Wunderman Thompson CoE for personalisation and Wunderman Thompson EMEA reporting to both the local and group CFO.

What do you bring to the table?

As a person, you are outgoing, proactive, and used to working with strict deadlines. It is important that you are attentive to details, perseverant, and strive in a fast-paced international environment. You have practical experience from a background in finance or internal audit and can, therefore, act as a strong partner. In addition, you have: 

  • A relevant degree or master’s level qualifications within audit or finance
  • +5 years of experience with internal audit or financial controls
  • Practical business experience 
  • An appetite for working with different entities, which includes business related trips within EMEA
  • Excellent communication skills in English – both spoken and in writing. 

A global network

At Wunderman Thompson CoE for personalisation, we are 500+ technology specialists, data scientists, strategic thinkers, consultants, operations experts, and creative minds from 40+ nationalities who collaborate closely to help our clients inspire and engage consumers on five continents.

We are part of the global Wunderman Thompson network with 20,000 colleagues in 90 markets, and proud to be the Global Center of Excellence for personalised customer experience and marketing automation.

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