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Lead Accountant

Lead Accountant, GCC, India

This position is primarily responsible for the management of end to end, India GCC accounting, financial reporting under Local GAAP & US GAAP, support GCC related local tax compliance, Payables/Receivables (incl outside foreign payments) and thereby Interco management for GCC entity, handling local audit to closure, implement global Finance projects in addition to other ad hoc duties as required. Providing full administration support to the Finance Controller in producing accurate data, information, and documentation.    

This position will be in Remote with occasional travel with be there to Bangalore/Mumbai at our India location.  

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

  • Meticulously recording, reconciling and settlement of intercompany accounts, collaborating with different cost center to gather transaction data, and ensuring compliance with accounting standards and required laws incl tax.
  • Preparing cost center wise monthly schedule to arrive at the amount to be charged for intercompany (GCC) transactions for the month and ensuring that amount charging is in accordance with the transfer pricing regulation.
  • Preparing invoicing for respective cost centers and timely record the same in the books of account of GCC.
  • Ensuring proper cost center setup before start of any new LOBs and initiate the process of creating intercompany agreement as per the process working with various stakeholders.
  • Ensuring all intercompany payments paid on timely basis. Coordinating with the consultant for creation of from 15 CA and CB and ensuring that all requisite documents submitted to bank for settling the intercompany transactions.
  • Applying payments and monitoring intercompany receivables for any overdue.
  • Ensuring all compliances related to Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for both payment and receipt from and to Inter Companies.
  • Performing detailed reconciliations of intercompany balances, ensuring timely resolution of variances and discrepancies
  • Addressing inquiries from internal teams and external partners, and actively participating in the development and improvement of intercompany processes.
  • Implementing controls to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of intercompany transactions.
  • Involve in the month-end and year-end close processes, preparing comprehensive financial reports related to intercompany activities, and assisting in audits.
  • Support Transfer pricing audit (TP audit) and preparing comprehensive schedules for the purpose of TP audit.
  • Support GCC during set up and readying for increase in scale with strong process, controls, metrices and documentation incl SOPs/manuals.
  • Support transformation efforts in India team & GCC, including identifying higher risk manual processes and make recommendations for process improvements, develop plan/framework and work on resolutions with APAC Controller, accounting team and various stakeholders in the process.

What are the requirements needed for this position? 

Education :

  • College degree in accounting, plus CPA /Chartered accountant/ Semi qualified Chartered Accountant or equivalent designation required.

Experience :

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of post-qualification experience (6-7yrs CA Inter) in Accounting or Finance in MNC preferably for a GCC in intercompany or reconciliation process.
  • Effectively managing teams in different locations
  • Strong reconciliations experience preferably for a captive set up.
  • Ability to understand and articulate both technical and business issues with peers, management, and external teams.

What the skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • Working knowledge of Ind AS/ IFRS knowledge
  • Preferred Knowledge of intercompany transactions involving multiple parties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage numerous deadlines and prioritize workload accordingly.
  • Strong routine India related tax and related procedural compliance

Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience, and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.

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