Gurgaon, India

Finance Manager

Purpose of role:

The Manager - Finance is responsible for completeness and accuracy of finance & accounts including compliance & audit related work for AKQA India studio.  As a business partnering role this position requires strong technical abilities and operational awareness.

This role also requires a high level of flexibility for taking on other tasks and a willingness to get involved in varied day-to-day issues as they arise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 1.
  • Preparation of the monthly Flash Income Statement and Balance Sheet including commentary on all material variances.
  • Preparation of monthly revenue as per the revenue recognition guidelines.
  • Review vendor and reimbursements pay-outs.
  • Submit all WPP group reporting submissions using ERP software (SAP BFC/Cartesis) and meet deadlines.
  • Review Fixed assets register and make sure the depreciation is charged correctly.
  • Review month close foreign exchange rate re-instate for all EEFC accounts.
  • Make forward contracts and make sure the contracts are knocked off on time.
  • Assist with the budget and quarterly forecasts and help input into SAP BFC.
  • Compliance: Preparation of advance tax as per the statutory deadline.
  • Review all statutory payments like TDS, PF, GST etc.
  • Get Board Meeting, AGM and other Companies Act compliances.
  • Audit: Assist in Statutory and tax audit.
  • Be a point of contact during internal and external audits.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Statutory Annual Accounts.
  • Maintenance of GL codes and BFC mapping.
  • Involve in month close activities like closure of books, reviewing prepayments schedule, depreciation and related accounting activities.

Skills and experience required:

  • Chartered Accountant add compliance experience. 
  • Strong excel skills, Experience of Sage 500 and BFC/Cartesis, preferable but not essential.
  • Professional excellence: advanced written and verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail; high level of numeracy.
  • Proven planning and organisation skills, able to prioritise high volume workload.
  • Teamwork: proactively provide assistance to teammates outside of regular day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Time management: ability to assess, evaluate and prioritise tasks to ensure completion within given time frames.
  • Presentation skills - ability to contribute to and deliver considered concise and relevant presentations to colleagues and clients.
  • Complex data problem solving - simplification of complex problems into more basic elements, and resolution thereof; irregular problems; large data-sets; use of advanced data analysis techniques.

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA's ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.



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Finance Manager — Gurgaon


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