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Accounting Controller



Accounting & Finance
Kochi, Kerala, India
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

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Accounting Controller (Global Entities)

Position Summary: Accounting Controllers are an integral part of the Global Entities Accounting Team, reporting to the CRM. They provide support in managing all statutory and regulatory accounting requirements for the operations of the global entities in their area of responsibility.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Accounting Controllers (Global Entities) provide financial input to EY’s Leaders
  • Should have excellent knowledge of the key controlling processes including audit support, accounting, corporate finance, tracking budget and expenses and analysing data
  • Produce and analyse financial statements, including commentary suitable for use at board level
  • Produce and communicate concise and clear financial information for use in decision making
  • Review, understand and explain variances in management packs
  • Own and proactively manage the balance sheet working across the team to make sure the balance sheet is accurate
  • Work with the General Ledger team to ensure correct processing of transactions and deliver accurate and timely month end / year end accounting closes
  • Perform critical account reconciliations, generate financial statement for management and statutory purposes
  • Work across the team to ensure that group transactions are reflected accurately in each entity’s financials
  • Work across multiple functions and geographies to ensure compliance with relevant tax and regulatory requirements
  • Primary contact for the external audit team to ensure that audit queries are dealt with appropriately
  • Regularly assess the financial controls in the processes & suggest best practices to design stronger controls where necessary.
  • Ensure that financial transactions are booked in compliance with EYs accounting policies
  • Support on Partner related matters
  • Support ad-hoc projects

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Production of key management information and analysis to be used by leadership in the decision-making
  • Process
  • Forecast and track deviation to expected results. Explain variances.
  • Guide others on priorities and ensure that team goals are met

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Controllership processes, developing standards, audit, accounting, corporate finance, developing budgets, tracking budget expenses, analyzing information, performance management
  • High proficiency in managing full local statutory compliance process for selected country / region
  • Prior hands-on experience with consolidations inside a complex legal entity structure with foreign subsidiaries
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Strong appreciation for the importance of ensuring accuracy in all levels of financial reporting
  • Able to work in a self-sufficient manner, operating across multiple priorities to defined timelines
  • Ability to team effectively with people at all levels of the organisation to deliver consistently high-quality work
  • Demonstrates the ability to challenge assumptions and decisions in an appropriate manner
  • Highly motivated professional with a strong personal and professional ethic, integrity and commitment to excellence
  • Must be an analytical thinker, comfortable taking initiative in situations where thought leadership is either absent or unclear
  • Open minded and culturally sensitive; well-structured and self-driven work approach; innovation driven

Understanding of the business:

  • Understands NextWave strategy and applies constantly to analyse and advise on financial performance
  • Knowledgeable of EY capabilities and services

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership across the team to ensure key deliverables are met on time and to the required quality
  • Will provide direction and counselling to junior team members helping them develop the skills and knowledge required for both delivery of the team’s objectives and their own career enhancement

Job Requirements:


  • Graduate and/or professional certification in a business-related subject matter (i.e. Accounting, Finance) is required to perform this position.


  • 7-10 years of professional experience in Finance, Accounting or Controlling
  • Experience in or knowledge of accounting within a professional services environment, including compliance
  • and reporting
  • Strong experience with creating and analyzing financial statements
  • Strong experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process

Certification Requirements:

  • CA/ CPA or other professional certification is helpful.

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