Dharma Life is looking to recruit an individual for the position of Chief Financial Officer to build and lead the organizations finance function into the next phase of expansion, following exponential growth over the last five years. She/he will report to the CEO.
The Chief Financial Officer will lead finance strategy and execution, focusing on providing business insight, supporting decision making and facilitating efficient use of financial resources, whilst ensuring full compliance and accurate reporting. The CFO will build a strong, dynamic finance function, able to support and guide the business towards achieving the Dharma Life's 2020 vision.
Lead Dharma Life's finance function, providing senior guidance and advice throughout the business, developing the function to be fit for ambitious growth
Own Dharma Life's strategic financial planning collaborating with all parts of the business to form coherent, ambitious business plans
Transform and oversee appropriate, insightful management information systems and reporting to support business decision making
Develop long term capital and fundraising strategies, negotiating credit lines, corporate structures and positioning the organization to a wide range of investors
Coach and manage a small team of finance professionals, developing their professional capabilities and building an expert finance department
Become a valued business partner with thorough understanding of business operations and build a reputation for finding pragmatic, enabling finance solutions
Champion effective management of working capital cycle to ensure all financial resources are used efficiently throughout the business
Design and institutionalize flexible business processes at all levels and implement effective and transparent internal control and monitoring systems
Create mechanisms for and facilitate business opportunity appraisals, including cost benefit analysis, return on investment, opportunity cost and capital allocation mechanisms
Drive and oversee all financial accounting, record keeping, statutory, tax and regulatory reporting and compliance's, and all relevant audits
Develop an ERP and technology enabled finance environment, working with the CTO to develop world class systems fit for the next stage of Dharma Life's growth
You should be able to travel within and outside country as required in order to meet vendors, key stakeholders and other Dharma Life team members, as per business necessity.
Desired Skills and Experience:
CA / MBA (Finance) or equivalent
Master's degree in commerce from a recognized institute
Minimum of 12 years finance experience, at least 4 years in senior management
FMCG/Channel/distribution exposure or new start up experience in any sector
Experienced in all aspects of financial management, accounting and regulatory reporting
Experience in financial strategy formulation and implementation, P&L and budget management and designing management information, including working capital
Experience using and managing ERP working environment, with preference for SAP
Thorough understanding of processes, controls and Indian regulatory environment
An entrepreneurial spirit comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change and able to troubleshoot independently while continually improving processes
Strategic leader developing controls needed for a growing organization but keeping agility and responsiveness to support an innovative and fast moving organization
Experienced in building diverse teams, empowering team-members, and driving toward results and accountability. Ability to build strong relationships, to forge and maintain alliances.
Excellent standard of written and verbal communication - Hindi and English.