As team lead, ensures the delivery of a high quality, customer focused service on a daily basis to the client in accordance with agreed Service Level Agreements. Responsible for leading, motivating and assigning work a small team. Aims at improving process and motivating staff to do the same. Responsible for following control procedures and maintaining operational procedures. Is responsible for managing teams of on average 15 -20 FTEs and processing more complex transactions.
Knowledge of FP&A domain and operational experience with ERPs
Good understanding of Balancing Financial Controls and Accounting Operations
Manage financial and analytical functions. Experience in following fields will be added advantage: Benefit and Corporate Expense Accounting, preparation of Revenue Analysis, review of Monthly Sales Report, Daily Bank Reconciliation, performing Manual Accounting Entries in the General Ledger, Variance Commentary Report, updating Monthly Forecasts
Develop financial reports using MS Excel and applies best practices for performance reporting.
5-7 years of accounting experience and/or finance-related degree
Finalizes adjustments required and prepare journal entries, monthly accruals and operating expense corrections
Perform management reporting on all internal as well as client facing topics
In depth knowledge in corporate business accounting and corporate business management
Works closely with divisional financial managers and leadership team to improve forecast reliability
Generate and provide accurate and timely monthly financial expense information to finance group.
Analyze quarterly and monthly divisional financial statements including comparison of actual results to budget/forecast and analysis of key financial metrics and trends.
Lead monthly, quarterly and year-end FP&A activities for successful closure
Fully and completely understand and document the business process related to assigned general ledger accounting including transaction flow
Understands the controllership functions of reconciliations, analysis & reporting
Strong ability to understand financial statements and its drivers and synthesize them into meaningful analysis as required. Develop analysis & interpretations as required to facilitate management decision making.
Understand the data flow chart and various IT systems used in the organization and recommend changes.
Ensuring effective & constructive relations with the Client
Provide strong support to the client for SOX testing on a quarterly basis
Support the client for internal and external financial and operational Audit
Ensure all exceptions are recorded and provide feedback to the team
Managing cross training, volume handling and lead the team to complete the assigned targets
Building supportive relationships with peers and colleagues
Compliance with all applicable Rules/ Regulations and Company and Group Policies.
Good communication skills (written and verbal)
Good interpersonal, presentation and documentation skill
Adaptability and flexibility working across teams and shifts
Ability to lead teams on transformational aspects and continuous process improvements
Take extra initiatives like contributing towards Process Improvements
Lean sigma understanding preferred
Manages attrition effectively and supports creation of an effective succession planning and creation of very strong processes documentation to help support training of new resources.