Head Finance | Chemicals | Mumbai | CA | 12-15 Years

Mumbai City Permanent INR5,000,000 - INR6,000,000
  • Head Finance for a reputed MNC venturing into India market
  • Work with global stakeholders managing all aspects of finance and strategy

About Our Client

Our client is a European speciality chemical manufacturing organization with strong presence of 100+ years across North America and Europe. They have identified the potential of Indian market and are now looking to enter the market with some key strategic hires.

Job Description

As the Finance Controller, you will report to the Regional CFO. Your key responsibilities would be:

  • Ensure monthly financial results (P & L, Balance Sheet, Capital monitoring, working capital performance & cash flow). To provide with key and relevant financial performance information to allow meaningful assessment and challenge of the company performance. To lead the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts for Indian entities
  • To manage the preparation for the annual financial audit for the Indian businesses, act as the key contact and ensure all necessary supporting information is available
  • Ensure the filing of all statutory accounts, tax returns and other required tax and statistical information is completed accurately and on time
  • Manage the finance team to ensure an efficient and effective finance operation, delivering exceptional service at an optimised cost
  • Support the Regional CFO-Middle East, Africa & Asia to improve accounting processes and local policies ensuring compliance with legislative frameworks, Group policies and local legislation
  • To maintain accurate records of the company's financial and accounting transactions and ensure compliance with standard accounting regulations. To act as the expert on relevant accounting developments and ensure that the Regional CFO - Middle East, Africa & Asia is kept informed of all key changes and their application across India
  • Support the optimisation of working capital and promote best practice management. Seek to improve the quality and visibility of working capital performance measures and work with the team to improve them
  • Develop and maintain robust internal control procedures in line with Group and Local policies, ensure appropriate insurances are in place to safeguard the assets of company
  • To ensure the daily/weekly/monthly accounting systems operate effectively and efficiently. Ensure suppliers are accurately paid on time
  • To provide support to local management teams across organisational performance and operational day-to-day matters, including the translation of strategic objectives to operational deliverables
  • Provide clear and proactive reporting, support and challenge to the business around the investigation, understanding and mitigation of production variances associated with the production facility.
  • Ensure clear reporting of commercial performance, identifying opportunities to drive improvement, challenge the business around low performing materials and customers and work with the commercial team to develop and implement strategies seeking margin enhancement
  • Support the Regional CFO - Middle East, Africa & Asia with financial M&A / divestment / capex activities across India, covering the preparation of financial business case, board papers, integration / project plans and post completion reviews

The Successful Applicant

As the ideal candidate, you are a Chartered Accountant with 12-15 years of strong manufacturing experience and have handled a mix of financial reporting, taxation and controlling / business finance. Working alongside global stakeholders and international experience will be an added advantage.

What's on Offer

An opportunity to be a part of the core India team for a growing business entering India.

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Job summary

Finance & Accounting
Sub Sector
Financial Controller
What is your area of specialisation?
Industrial / Manufacturing
Mumbai City
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