BUSINESS UNIT AND ROLE OVERVIEW
Bangalore Technology Financial Services (TFS) consists of a team of 25 residing within the Technology Division, providing financial support, management and control for all Technology expenses.
The main functions include Financial Control, Financial Analysis, Business Unit Support and Administration (e.g. contracts management).
The team also covers month-end accounting, reporting, pricing and product management with extensive liaison with technology and non-
technology staff globally.
Monthly close , process fixed asset adjustments (additions / write-offs), balance sheet analysis, financial reporting and analysis for technology spend, capital projects and depreciation.
Tasks include budgeting, balance sheet reconciliation and management, project management, managing accruals and local management oversight when required.
Provide support for managed spend product controllers in the areas of monthly close, accrual calculations and uploads, estimates, normalization and invoice management.
Analyze the invoice accounts of Technology products and staffing to determine accruals
Process accrual uploads and maintain invoice accounts
Provide variance commentary for distribution to Controllers
Perform regular reviews of product prices, staff allocations and headcount reporting
Conduct quarterly substantiation of asset and liability accounts; Report Tech commitments to controller
Maintain / provide monthly drawdown of selected prepaid technology assets, capitalization, retirement of asset from deferred / capital work-
in-progress accounts. Further, monitor these accounts and communicate with account owners periodically
Perform asset classification checkouts and reclassification / transfer as necessary
Perform Project Costing Reconciliation
Prepare journal entries to clear asset balances in the technology deferred account for the Americas region
Balance Sheet Substantiation substantiate balance in technology deferred account
Approve orders for capital / opex as an SME after checking the approved budget, accounting treatment, correct classification of expenditure to general ledger accounts.
Support the Tech Managers during the forecasting and budgeting processes
Coordinate aspects of the Technology Division annual budget process, including working with TFS in New York and London;
Provide local support to managers by analysing and reporting results
To identify opportunities to improve process.
Participate in reengineering initiatives; Support the implementation of tools / systems to automate processes
Candidates should be a qualified Chartered Accountant (through recognised professional body)
Candidates should have a strong accounting background and 2+ years’ work experience post qualification, preferably working in Finance divison.
Motivated self-starter, inquisitive, enthusiastic with impeccable attention to detail
Strong analytical skills and comfortable handling large volumes of data and present information to senior management
Excellent interpersonal, client relationship and communication (written and verbal) skills, including being comfortable dealing with people at a senior level
Courage to challenge current practice and initiative to suggest new ways of working
Ability to cope with multiple demands on time and prioritize accordingly
MS Office knowledge (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) required
Proficient in the use of Hyperion / Essbase, Smart view