Senior Financial Analyst

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Competitive salary
16 Jan 2021
17 Jan 2021
Westland Publications Private Ltd. (an amazon company) seeks a Senior Finance Analyst to support its Finance team. The position is based in Chennai and reports into the Head-Finance for Westland Publications.

Key Responsibilities include -

• Monthly Forecasting of Revenue and Cost for Westland
• Interacting with Business teams to understand the key drivers to revenue and cost
• Monthly book closing activities-Ensuring correct Provisions, adequacy of provisions, ensuring correct account mapping, and getting incorrect mapping corrected, General Ledger Scrutiny, publishing Actual Vs Forecast variance analysis with detailed reasons.
• Interacting with Auditors for any audit requirements
• Assisting in Annual Planning Process for all Business Units, which apart from Revenue and Cost planning will also involve Headcount Planning.
• Interacting with cross-functional teams like AR, AP, Tax, Legal and transfer on a regular basis ensuring tight monitoring of receivables, payables, tax and legal compliance
• Benchmarking of Revenue and Costs across Geographies in Amazon Publishing world.
• Monitoring Budgets for Opex through tight control on spends, ensuring proper approvals are in place viz., Contracts, Purchase requests etc.
• Managing Royalty calculations across formats
• Process improvement in Reporting and Due Diligence
• Ensuring smooth conduct of monthly/quarterly/Annual reviews of business

Basic Qualifications:
• CA/MBA from Top Tier Institutes required
• 6+ years of relevant finance experience
• Fluency in standard financial software and systems, including Excel, Access, Data Warehouse/SQL and COGNOS

Preferred Qualifications:
• CA/MBA Finance preferred
• Ability to demonstrate strong leadership, and possess strong communication and persuasion skills
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
Knowledge of SQL is preferred.

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