Gurgaon, India

Senior Management Accountant

Purpose of role:

The Senior Management Accountant 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

  • Submit all WPP group reporting submissions using ERP software (SAP BFC/Cartesis) and meet deadlines.
  • Preparation of the monthly Flash Income Statement and Balance Sheet including commentary on all material variances.
  • Oversee inter-company reconciliations with International offices, as well as requesting IC invoices to be raised (35 plus IC counterparties)
  • Perform bank reconciliations in multiple currencies.
  • Perform reconciliations from the general ledger to the management accounts.
  • Assist with the budget and quarterly forecasts and help input into SAP BFC.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Statutory Annual Accounts.
  • Be a point of contact during internal and external audits.
  • Maintenance of GL codes and BFC mapping.
  • Approve coding for all invoices.
  • Set up and maintain new Beneficiaries in our Finance System (MAS/Sage500).
  • Ad hoc duties as required.


Skills and experience required


  • Chartered Accountant with strong bookkeeping knowledge
  • Experience of having worked for a medium/large size entity and comfortable with handling large volumes of data
  • Experience of having worked in a strong controls’ environment is desirable
  • Strong excel skills required
  • 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 and accuracy.
  • Proven planning and organisation skills, able to prioritise high volume workload and multitask as required.
  • 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.



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Senior Management Accountant — Gurgaon


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