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Compliance and Controls Manager

Job type: Effective

Work model: Hybrid

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Job description

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $63B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, EssenceMediacom, Wavemaker, m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM’s portfolio includes Data & Technology, Investment, and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. GroupM operations span 12 markets across the region.


We are looking for someone to join our team in the capacity of Compliance & Controls Manager for Brazil based in Sao Paulo. This is a challenging role with multiple priorities and a wide range of stakeholders across the markets. The candidate will be part of the worldwide Compliance & Controls team.



Responsibilities and assignments

  • Being a trusted partner and adviser for the markets under his/her responsibility in the area of risk, internal controls and compliance.

  • Driving continuous improvement in the control environment and fostering ownership and accountability for internal controls at all levels.


  • Supporting the culture of compliance, ethics and integrity.


  • Providing training on internal policies, “what good looks like” in relation to controls, supporting controls implementation and demonstrating the value of good controls throughout the markets; and building and leveraging relationships to identify risks, anticipate issues and recommend solutions.


  • Promote and help embed the culture of ethics and integrity across the Brazilian market through training, support and advising on relevant topics such as anti-bribery and corruption, internal controls, as well as internal policy requirements.


  • Serve as a risk & controls subject matter expert / thought leader within the business.


  • Be a change agent to lead and effect desired change throughout the markets.


  • Be a great business partner; establish and maintain excellent relationships within the team and collaborate effectively with colleagues across GroupM, WPP and other Networks. Engage with multiple senior stakeholders, both internal and external.


  • Support the design and implementation of financial, operational and compliance controls across the markets in line with the WPP Internal Control framework, which includes meeting the documentation and evidence standards required.


  • Design and operate effective on-going quality review / control monitoring programs as a second line of defense. Identify opportunities for continuous improvement.


  • Reinforce WPP & GroupM policies, control requirements and communicate updates / changes to the business in a clear and concise manner.


  • Coordinate audit activities for the markets, liaising with internal and external audit teams (e.g. WPP IA, Deloitte) and monitor remediation for all source of assurance (SOX, WPP IA, Deloitte).


Requirements and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Accounting or Law School.


  • Minimum of 5+ years of post-qualification experience (industry or consulting experience in ethics and compliance, business process improvement, risk management, or internal / external audit).


  • Familiar with IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, PCAOB requirements, etc.


  • A leader who is driven, high-energy, change-oriented with proven ability to make decisions while being both a flexible and disciplined thinker.


  • Ability to apply a structured approach towards balancing multiple demands and priorities in a fast-paced environment and work cross-functionally with multiple geographies, functions, and employees of diverse backgrounds.


  • Experienced in assessing business risk and evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems.


  • Proven track record of driving improvement and creating stronger business partnering relationships, rather than simply enforcing guidelines.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) in interactions with staff and senior management.


  • Fluency in English is required.

Process stages

  1. Step 1: Registration
  2. Step 2: Entrevistas
  3. Step 3: Hiring

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