Senior Manager Accounting Operations

Bengaluru, India

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Okta is seeking an experienced finance professional to play a critical role in leading the establishment of our Shared Services capabilities in region as a complement to our existing team. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has a focus on getting the numbers right along with a strong ethical bias. This candidate will have appropriate managerial and technical capabilities to provide confidence in their ability to drive improvements across the business as well as within the day-to-day operations of the accounting function.

In this role you will:

1. Financial Accounting, book closing and Reporting

  • Lead the execution of the monthly financial close process for supported entities including review of journal entries, oversight of account reconciliations, and review of accounts and prepare flux commentaries for CFO decks
  • Prepare financial information for consolidation
  • Own the execution of accounting transaction processing and support as assigned to the Shared Services organization
  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of internal financial controls, procedures, and remediation plans
  • Own the build out and management of the Shared Services capability in region including hiring, managing and developing team members
  • Partner with other Okta team members to ensure all processes are appropriately documented and accounting policies and procedures are followed
  • Ability to understand balance sheet accounts, their relationship with the P&L and business activities to ensure that accounting transactions comply with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IGAAP for local statutory accounts
  • Proven professional with understanding of accounting theory, current accounting issues, and accounting systems
  • Working knowledge of consolidation and management reporting systems including process flows of ERP systems

2. Statutory audit and board meeting deliverables -India Statutory ledger

  • Plan and drive India entity statutory audit as per local regulations
  • Closely work on Board deliverables like Audit committee presentation, Board deck etc
  • Support tax team and secretarial team in compliance matters Profile of candidate

3. Internal control, risk and assurance

  • Work closely with Internal auditor, Governance team and Group team. Work constructively towards addressing issues and gaps identified by Internal auditor/Governance team
  • Strengthen internal controls and improve processes, document all processes for reporting like design documents etc

4. Processes automation and central support

  • Lead team members and interface with peers across the business to drive a continuous improvement mindset by treating inefficiencies and errors as opportunities through root cause identification and resolution

 

  • CA / CPA with 12+ Years of work experience must have
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively within all levels of the Company including those outside of the accounting function.
  • A proven track record in managing projects, meeting deadlines, and working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience and comfort with external auditors; able to interpret requests and provide deliverables to ensure an efficient audit
  • Demonstrated leadership capability and a strong desire to advance in your career through stretch assignments and personal growth
  • Metric-driven leader who values score carding and promptly takes action where necessary through root cause identification and counter-measuring
  • Experience leading a shared service team or working within a shared service environment highly preferred
  • Demonstrated success coaching and mentoring team members for career growth

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