Chandigarh, India

Consultant ( Finance & Accounts )

India

Reports to: Corporate Controller

Position summary

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, The Consultant is a trusted strategic thought-partner. This role is the regional extension of the Controller, requiring strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as sound judgment and professionalism. This role is expected to lead local financial reporting and to meet company initiatives, develop processes and procedures and drive expense and headcount efficiency enhancements. In charge of the company’s financial activities, s/he provides the leadership and direction to ensure the local statutory and tax compliance.

 

This hands-on and participative management role is responsible for leading, managing and developing a regional team of professionals to support the following areas: finance and analysis, tax and statutory compliance, and payroll.

 

This highly visible role interfaces with key members of the global leadership team and is expected to act as the financial business partner; surfacing and presenting key business insights and recommendations to support optimal business decisions.

About Winshuttle

Are you interested in working in a fun, collaborative environment, for an award winning workplace? Winshuttle is dedicated to fostering a culture of respect and innovation to support and empower employees' ambitions. We're constantly looking for entrepreneurs who aren't afraid to think outside the box, and don't take themselves too seriously. We embrace and support our employees who seek opportunities for continued learning, inspire others, and live and breathe our core PACT values. We have a work hard, play hard mentality; we're constantly evolving lean solutions for ERP business processes by day, and dominating on the frisbee golf course by night. Our strength and competitive advantage stems from our awesome employees, and we strive to create a balanced work life that is as inspiring and rewarding as life at home. Think you might be a great fit?

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and develop a team of regional accounting professionals to meet local and GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Perform technical accounting research as needed and make recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures.
  • Act as primary business partner between Finance and other departments. Lead monthly regional close process, Manage the A/P, G/L, and Payroll functions
  • Manage month-end close process to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Manage and coordinate the annual audit and local tax requirements, including preparation of audit schedules as required by outside auditors.
  • Reviews reconciliations and working papers supporting general ledger balances. Provides information and assistance to financial reporting team and outside auditors
  • Lead or contribute to cross-functional teams, and make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.
  • Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and partner with the accounting team to make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls.
  • Assist with related special projects and other duties as needed or other ad-hoc projects as assigned by Corporate Controller

KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP required
  • Strong knowledge of local statutory rules and regulations
  • Working knowledge of Great Plains
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix environment
  • High Technology/Enterprise Software/SaaS Industry Experience Preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience with MS Office (advanced Excel skills required), and SAP

Desired behaviors

  • Cascades strategic company and department goals into aligned departmental goals.
  • Drives execution – sets high performance standards, mobilizes resources and removes barriers to success. Holds self and others accountable.
  • Drives change – challenges assumptions and takes responsibility for leading and executing change.
  • Makes sound and timely decisions – uses good problem solving, decision making and planning tools. Analyses and take corrective action where necessary.
  • Uses the full capabilities of employees in department – understands their development needs and aspirations, takes these into consideration when assigning roles and responsibilities.
  • Knows employees and looks out for their well-being – takes care of employees and communicates their importance in both words and actions.
  • Over communicates – clearly translates corporate goals into departmental goals and targets. Communicates with passion and purpose in a way that makes employees want to listen.
  • Creates an environment that recognizes the importance of listening to employees and encourages them to communicate their ideas.
  • Displays ethical character and competence – gains trust by acting with integrity and intent. Is professionally credible in role.
  • Is a role model – displays high levels of commitment and energy, role models our PACT values and sets high standards of behavior. Influence others positively, act as a good citizen of Winshuttle.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, facilitation, presentation skills and analytical skills.
  • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business.
  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization.

Knowledge

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • CPA/CA Certification or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in general accounting experience
  • 5+ years of Supervisory Experience
  • Minimum 4 Years Public Accounting Experience, Big 4 Experience Preferred
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize and balance workload to meet deadlines
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Attention to detail, multi-tasking and strong follow through required
  • Understanding and experience with centralized and de-centralized structures as business requirements change
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and perform effectively in a fast-paced matrixed environment
  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans

This job posting does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet the physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.