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Finance Manager

AstraZeneca PLC
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 27, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
About Us:

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we're resetting expectations of what a biopharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we're on a mission to turn ideas into life changing medicines that transform lives. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you're swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person. If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do - join us.


As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for financial accounting, controlling, reporting, audit & Banking for listed entity. The candidate will work closely with key internal & external stakeholders and support Controller to manage board meetings, AGM preparations, provide adequate financial analysis, quarterly results, and all statutory compliances.

Main Duties and


  • Financial Reporting -

o Ensure closure of books of accounts on timely manner and with high level of accuracy

o Prepare detailed variance analysis, identify the key drivers and review with Controller/CFO

o Liaise with the FP&A & Operations team and prepare fiscal budget to be presented to Board of Directors for approval

o Support Region/Global team on timely resolving any queries around the financials
  • Audit -

o Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial statements, relevant schedules & disclosure requirements for statutory audit. Maintain compliance with accounting principles and ICAI guidelines

o Managing timely closure of statutory and internal audits, enabling monthly compliance reporting, strengthening financial risk control matrix and reporting o Closely work with the auditors for finalization of their audit committee presentation
  • Board Meeting & AGM -

o Timely preparation of board meeting requirements including handling of board queries

o Prepare quarterly Business Update deck for the Board meeting purpose and review with MD and CFO

o Ensuring all the requirements relating to the Annual report and AGM (including Q&A) are adhered to in a timely manner
  • Treasury & Cash Management -

o Oversee cash flow planning, banking relationships, and investment strategies o Monitor and manage the company's liquidity

o Liasioning with Global Treasury team on implementation and execution of new system changes on ad hoc basis
  • Compliance & Governance -

o Ensure compliance with company law, RBI regulations, Taxation and corporate governance standards.

o Statutory Return Filings (XBRL, ESOP, Related Party transactions)

o Balance Sheet Hygiene o Internal Financial Control Framework compliances
  • System & Process Improvement -

o Continuously review and enhance financial systems, policies, and procedures to optimize efficiency and accuracy

o Automation of reports
  • Closely liaise with FP&A, Operations, Distribution, Commercial & Regional/Global Teams internally and bankers, auditors, actuarial team externally
  • Be the focal point for implementation of any new Regional / Global projects from India perspective. Be involved in Finance transformation projects

Essential Requirements:
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with 5-7 years of overall post-qualification experience in controllership, financial closure, reporting & audit functions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Indian accounting standards, taxation laws, and financial regulations
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Proficient in financial reporting
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret financial data for decision-making
  • Ability to interact with senior management and multiple stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and capable of handling multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • A self-motivated team player
  • Good Planning and Organizational Skills

Desirable Requirements:
  • Prior MNC experience
  • Listed company experience
  • SAP working knowledge
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral, in a range of situations
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

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So, what's next?
  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it's yours.
  • If you're curious to know more then please reach out to (contact person) We welcome with your application, no later than (Month) (XX)

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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