Senior Finance Business Partner
Chancery Lane, London,

Company Description

Publicis Groupe UK is a marketing and digital transformation business made up of 5,000 talented and versatile people with expertise in media, creative, influence, technology and data, working across 21 agencies.

Publicis Groupe UK creative agencies include Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, Digitas, Leo Burnett and Publicis•Poke. Also, within the stable are PR agencies MSL and Kekst CNC and sustainability consultancy, Salterbaxter. Publicis Media is home to Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry as well as specialist practices PMX, Performics, Publicis Sport & Entertainment and Publicis Content, providing expertise across media strategy, investment, data and technology.

Langland, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Digitas Health serve clients across health and wellness, science and medicine. They combine expertise across advertising and branding, clinical trial experience, data and analytics, technology, medical strategy and education and public relations and policy. 

At the core of Publicis Groupe’s data and technology offering sits Epsilon which provides personalisation at scale through CORE-ID, its proprietary data tech platform.

Publicis Sapient is the business transformation arm of Publicis Groupe, marrying technology, data sciences and business consulting with engineering and creativity, it helps clients transform digitally.

Publicis Groupe UK clients include BT, McDonald’s, ASDA, Tesco, L’Oreal, P&G, Kellogg’s, VW UK, Reckitts Benckiser, Samsung and Disney among others, encompassing six of the UK’s top 10 advertisers.

Employees share a common purpose, consistent ways of working and a financial structure that encourages collaboration.

In 2015 Publicis Groupe introduced the Power of One. Simplifying the traditional agency structure, the model removes silos between agencies and disciplines to put clients’ needs at the heart of the structure.

Publicis Groupe UK has offices in Chancery Lane, Television Centre in White City, Baker Street, Turnmills in Farringdon, Windsor, Teddington and Dublin, and people based in Edinburgh.  Publicis Groupe has a presence in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 84,000 people worldwide.

Our Commitment
As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

Guiding Our Strategy

Collaborate closely with the UK Creative, Health, Influence and Production CFO to influence the strategic direction of our business. Your insights and financial expertise will support senior leadership in making well-informed decisions through robust financial planning and management information.

Driving Commercial Growth

Partner with our business to deliver commercial growth, supporting and evaluating business plans, negotiations and pitches. Review revenue streams, pipelines, and client profitability. Monitor and communicate key short and long-term risks and opportunities. Partner with the UK CHIP CFO and our EMEA/Global/Groupe colleagues to deliver commercial best practice (compliance, negotiation, contracts). Deliver commercial growth through a ‘Power of One’ lens.

Financial Excellence

Be the backbone of financial management information delivery for Publicis Groupe UK. Develop strategies alongside agency leadership teams, ensuring they align seamlessly with our goals in the short, medium, and long term. You will be familiar with preparing Budgets and rolling forecast updates.

Client Financial Leadership

Provide finance leadership and governance support to Key Groupe Clients.

Embracing Technological Advancements

Lead the charge in embracing technological advancements to enhance and streamline processes as well as elevate business impact. We are particularly looking for people with experience of implementing resource and scope management tools and methodologies.

People and Culture

Contribute to building and nurturing talent within the Publicis Groupe UK family. Uphold our commitment to diversity, set clear goals, and champion success in our collaborative environment.

Business Partnering

Build trusted partnerships with members of the agency leadership teams, ensuring you are providing them with tools, direction and information to increase their commercial mindset to work with you to support the growth of the business. Experience of finance business partnering with Operations/Project Management teams is also a bonus.


Your Background: 

  • Experienced Finance Business Partner with strong experience of guiding teams to success. 
  • A fully qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA) 
  • Background in media, advertising, or creative digital industries.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment, showcasing strong lateral thinking skills.
  • Successfully manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Communicate effectively, making your mark with a strong track record.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).


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