Director, Accounting



Accounting & Finance
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Role - Director and Controller - India

Location - Hyderabad

As the Controller - India, you will be the primary local finance contact person to support the exponential growth of Salesforce in the country. You are part of the worldwide Controller Org to drive financial compliance and operational effectiveness. You are responsible for many aspects of financial activities ranging from local regulatory compliance, application of the US and lndia GAAP to accounting transactions, the monthly financial close, analytical review, finance operations improvement, to balance sheet account reconciliation in a fast-paced, non-traditional, rapid growth environment in India. You are also leading the team to manage the other finance processes in certain areas for India.


  • Collaborate with local business leaders to support the exponential business growth of India operations.

  • Develop and improve business processes and accounting practices/policies to strengthen internal controls and enhance operational effectiveness.

  • Ensure compliance of global and local internal financial control requirements, e.g. US SOX and local IFC requirements.

  • Manage outsourced service providers to ensure compliance of local, state and Federal Government statutory reporting requirements and tax filings.

  • Ensure compliance of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) regulatory requirements in Hyderabad.

  • Work with APJ HQ and SEC to support US GAAP accounting of India operations

  • Support month end and year end financial closes.

  • Provide local support to other leaders of finance operations in India

  • Liaison with external institutions (Government, Tax authorities, Banks, Chartered Accountants, Legal Counsel and others) on financial and compliance matters.

  • Manage the annual statutory audit with the external auditors to ensure local statutory audits are completed on time.

  • Co-ordinate other statutory and tax audits.

  • Collaborate with other functions for local regulatory filings, e.g. GST Return.

  • Support Global Process Owners (GPOs) and Regional Process Owners (RPOs) in various regional and global accounting projects and initiatives.


  • An Accounting Degree, with at least 18 years relevant working experience in fast paced MNC environment. Experience in IT Companies preferred.

  • Strong analytical skills, business acumen, organization savvy and passion in scalable process improvement in a fast pace environment

  • Exceptional communication/influencing skills, able to exercise independent judgment and work effectively with various levels of the organization locally and globally

  • Attention to details and ability to work at operational level with the team while keeping a high level view of the organization priority and materiality.

  • Experience in people development to establish a scalable and effective team

  • Extensive compliance experience in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) environment

  • Thorough knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley compliance (SOX) requirements and India / US GAAP

  • Experience in local compliance requirements in Company Acts, employment related, business licenses related and any other business related regulations

  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on the core competencies for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)


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