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GCC Hub Controller

Employer
Nielsen
Location
Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Job Role
Controller
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
At Nielsen, we believe that career growth is a partnership. You ultimately own, fuel and set the journey. By joining our team of nearly 14,000 associates, you will become part of a community that will help you to succeed. We champion you because when you succeed, we do too. Embark on a new initiative, explore a fresh approach, and take license to think big, so we can all continuously improve. We enable your best to power our future.
Responsible for overseeing a team of finance professionals who deliver a range of financial services to the broader organization. You will be instrumental in ensuring the efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of all financial operations.
Responsibilities (key activities and decisions for which role is responsible)
- Lead and manage the Finance Function Delivery Center, fostering a high-performing and collaborative team environment.
- Develop and implement strategies to optimize the delivery of financial services across the organization.
- Deliver and drive efficiency in continuous finance processes in Accounting, Book Closing, Financial Consolidation, O2C, and Payables across the region
- Provide continuous finance services to the markets within the geography in the form of operational controlling, contract administration, billing, collection, statutory and tax accounting and audit leadership, and financial reporting and consolidation
- Manage the implementation and maintenance of financial systems and processes.
- Partner with business leaders across the organization to understand their financial needs and provide strategic financial advice.
- Develop and implement talent management strategies for the Delivery Center team.
- Identify and implement process improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
- Manage the Delivery Center budget and ensure cost-effectiveness.
- Serve as a primary point of contact for external auditors and other stakeholders.
Measurement (key indicators this role would be responsible for)
- Leadership: Openness, Collaboration, Teamwork, Inclusiveness, Proactiveness, Accountable, Committed
- Financial: Global COE and Internal Control metrics, Internal and External Audit observations, Adherence to closing deadlines
- Values: Open, Connected, Useful, Personal
Networks (internal & external links and networks)
- Internal :
- Link in with FP&A and Consolidation teams on closing schedule, accounting services, and consolidated accounts
- Work with Group Controller on compliance and governance
- Work with peer group in Operational Controlling on local controlling, accounting and payment activities
- Work with the Revenue Controlling functions primarily on revenue related activities as well during the closing process
- Other transverse functions (facilities, HR, internal audit, etc) for accrual input, etc
- External :
- Shared Service Centre (if outsourced)
- External Audit or Consultants
Education & Training (preferred or required degrees, academic and/or professional training, or certification)
- Chartered Accountant, CPA
- Local or international Accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA, ACMA, or other) preferred
- Fluency in English mandatory; second or third regional language preferred
Experience (preferred or required technical, functional and/or leadership experience)
- Minimum 10 years relevant professional experience in a medium to large international company
- External audit or public accounting experience highly preferred
- Experience in a Principle Operating Model (POC) preferred
- Knowledge and experience with US-GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
- Experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP)
- IT-PC literate (Google for Work, Microsoft Office)
- Strong communication skills, team player, leadership traits

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