Assistant Controller

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  • Bangalore
  • Confidential
  • 3-8 years
  • 01 Jun 2015

  • Finance/ Accounts

  • IT/ Technology - Software/ Services
Job Description


The Assistant Controller is responsible for supporting COE Controller in overseeing the number of specialist accounting and payroll related activities within a geography / location.
He/She also has a specific focus in ensuring that these costs are accounted accurately during the month end close process, capturing of data and cost allocation of shared cost around the group.

He/She is also responsible for controller-ship and accounting related activities of non-operational legal entities for a geography and works closely with entity controllers and other global stakeholders and support teams to deliver US Gaap compliant legal entity financial statements for external reporting purposes.

Job Account-abilities:

Accounting and payroll related responsibilities:
Responsible for allocation of common and miscellaneous costs like facility cost for offices, utility cost etc to correct cost centers and legal entities
Responsible for managing the cost centers for support functions like HR, facilities and IT and any other adhoc cost centers.
Responsible for cross charging and allocating Corporate allocations like pensions, audit fees etc to multiple legal entities
Responsible for employee recharges to correct legal entities/ location
Responsible for standardizing above recharges/ cost allocation work and transition it to BPO organization.

Controller-ship responsibilities:

Responsible for preparing and approving journal entries for multiple legal entities.
Handling of Balance Sheet Account reconciliation processes and activities and validating the same. Reviewing the reconciliations regularly and ensuring closure of aged items.
Maintenance of accounts and financial records in line with company policies, procedures and as per US GAAP requirements.
Supporting internal and external audit requirements and SOX Compliance.

Basic Qualifications:

CA with a minimum of 3-4 years of related accounting/financial analysis experience.
At least 2-3 years of Controller-ship, Accounting and Auditing Experience.
Experience of handling financial statements of companies with international presence and with transition experience will be an added advantage.

Additional Requirements:

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with ability to work with multiple stakeholders
Thorough understanding of US GAAP and Accounting Policy
Excellent understanding of company, legal entity, regulatory and compliance design
Ability to manage resources in BPO organization to achieve on time completion of goals
Ability to simplify complex issues; results focused with successful record of accomplishments through skilled use of persuasion, and problem resolution
Ability to multi-task, assess priorities, and drive performance in a complex and demanding, highly matrixed environment.
Requires excellent tolerance for ambiguity and must have excellent teaming integration skills

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