Job Title:

Finance Manager

Job Description:

This is an exciting time to join dentsu. In good times and bad 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 possibilities for sustainable value and lasting change. 

Owned by Merkle and part of the Dentsu Group, Merkle B2B is a joined up offering from 5 specialist agencies, which already manages more than $16bn in global billings, has offices in 5 continents with incredible expertise in integrated, data-driven, tech-enabled solutions. This is an exciting time to join, with global clients such as Intel, Amazon Web Services and Standard Chartered and regional clients like 3M and Salesforce, Merkle B2B is leading the way to integrate a connected customer experience.

Overall Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Finance APAC – MerkleB2B, you will be responsible to deliver timely and consistent accounting, financial reporting support to the business as well as to act as a compliance role to ensure the establishment and maintenance of a proper accounting system & controls. The key role for the Finance Manager is to lead and ensure the continuity of the finance function for MerkleB2B Creative within the Singapore, and Australia market to a smaller extent.

You will play an integral role in maintaining and developing strong relationships with internal management teams, auditors (external and internal) and to ensure a sound control framework and integrity of the financial reports are in place for the business.

Key Attributes

You will have a relevant Accounting/Finance degree, or ACCA/CIMA/CPA/CA along with years of experience sitting in a managerial/supervisory position from a creative, advertising or similar industry.

You will be commercially focused, have hands on experience with a comprehensive ERP system, enjoy building relationships, have strong problem solving and communication skills. The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment is also important. Candidate will be allowed to display their initiative and a pragmatic approach to work.

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly team and grow your career. If it sounds like you, don’t hesitate to apply.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, Lead and Participate in month end close activities (P&L and Balance Sheet), variance analysis and reporting to Head of Finance.

  • Review month end balance sheet schedules.

  • Coordinate, Lead and Participate in year-end audit on financial statements.

  • Lead weekly cash flow forecast and oversee day to day treasury matters.

  • Plan & oversee improvements to financial management systems

  • Oversee cash management ensuring adequacy of working capital and cash balances

  • Lead the annual audit process, review quarterly GST submission and handle local tax matters (IRAS), ensuring timely submission to local authorities

  • Provide technical accounting leadership, interpreting existing and proposed accounting guidance and communicating its impact on our business and financial statements

  • Improve and implement internal controls

  • Support the Head of Finance with quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting

  • Collaborate and engage in operations meetings, providing professional advice to the management

  • Perform any other ad hoc assignments by management and HQ

  • Assist in ongoing improvement of financial operational processes, financial controls and procedures.

Key Relationships

MerkleB2B Finance Team (2 Direct Reports), MerkleB2B Business Team, Dentsu Finance and HR Team


Will live the dentsu 8 Ways at all times: We Dream Loud, We Inspire Change, We Team Without Limits, We All Lead, We Make It Real, We Climb High, We Choose Excitement, We Are A Force For Good


We’re proud to be different and that starts with our people. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone. We won’t define people by their race, gender, sexual-orientation, age or disability. Individuality is what makes us great, we want everyone to bring their full self to work and create something amazing. That’s what we care about.

So, whether you’re joining us, or looking to move to a different part of the business, we work hard to make sure we create equal opportunities for everyone.


Joining dentsu international, you’ll join a team of 48,000 people. It’s an opportunity to produce career-defining work. Along the way, you’ll team up with inspiring colleagues and encounter a richness of clients, cultures and experiences. We offer exciting challenges, memorable experiences and opportunities to shape your future.


Please visit our website to find out more and connect with us on social.

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Time Type:

Full time

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