Job Title: Finance & Administration Manager Reports to: Finance Director, Middle East & India Location: Mumbai Scope of position: This role serves as Finance Manager for the comapny's India Operations. The Finance Manager will provide critical support to the management team of the company and has a solid reporting line to the Finance Director, UAE and a dotted line to the India Country Manager. The Finance Manager is responsible for all areas relating to general ledger and financial reporting, as well as Commercial and Administrative duties as appropriate. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely publishing of internal and external financial statements. The Finance Manager supervises the Finance and Commercial team, ensuring that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. The Finance Manager will have regular contact with senior-level positions which requires strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal in English Responsibilities: • Manage the day to day Finance and Commercial activities of the operations in Mumbai (Sales Ops) and Hyderabad (GSO IT) • In coordination with local Leadership, support and drive performance through cost analysis, management of costs and effective allocation of Company resources. • Coach and mentor finance team members in India and act as business partner for managers and change agents across the region. • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure. Provide recommendations on improvements and implement any changes without disruption to the company. • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close processes and financial reporting, and all balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled on a monthly basis. • Strictly manage the cash flow resources of the India business, ensuring sufficient funds are maintained to meet key liabilities. Produce bi-monthly cash flow forecast reports. • Oversee and manage the India company secretarial duties, ensuring compliance with local statutory requirements • Support budget and forecasting activities including capital spending. • Act as the primary manager and liaison for the annual external audit staff and external tax consultants. • Assist the Finance Director in actively engaging with local management and the finance team to strengthen internal controls, improve reports and metrics and increase enterprise value. • Participate in physical inventories including designing and implementing process improvements. • Regularly review and update local accounting policy SOP’s ensuring compliance with local rules and laws. • Facilitate local payroll calculations and payments, coordinating monthly with the appointed third-party payroll company. • Ensure compliance with all local statutory tax requirements, including timely calculation and payment of tax liabilities, coordinating with local Tax Agents as required. • Monitor and analyze the team's work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources, while maintaining a high level of accuracy. • Assist in maintaining controls over spending, and monitoring expenditures related to budget. • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement of financial performance in accordance with corporate objectives; pursue and communicate opportunities identified. • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable laws. • Support Finance Director and Corporate Finance Team with special projects. • Additional responsibilities and projects as assigned in support of business objectives Experience and Education: • Masters in Accounting required • CPA a plus • At least 9+ years of accounting experience in a relevant industry Supervisory Responsibilities: • Directly supervises other staff• Carries out manager responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. • Coach and mentor India based finance team members. • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, praising, and disciplining employees, maintaining good employee relations, addressing complaints and resolving problems.