As a part of LATAM Tax Team based out of Hyderabad, you will be responsible to process, prepare and support various LATAM Tax compliance related work.
You will manage review of Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations, LATAM VAT filing, and month-end postings. This position is responsible for the financial integrity and reliability of account balance in SAP versus Tax based documentation.
You will work on a team with similar GL Reconcilers and will interact with Local Finance Team, Business Controllers, Tax analysts, Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable teams and other support networks.
The role will report to Manager Operations Tax Center.
How you will contribute
Impact on the Business Team work
Working with team and internal customer to ensure delivery as per agreed timelines
Prepare and send declarations for the different levels of LATAM Tax authorities, in accordance with the due dates established
Performs Balance sheet accounts reconciliations (Indirect Tax, Direct Tax etc) in compliance with SOX and IFF account reconciliation policy
Resolution of internal and external audit query on timely manner
Identify reconciling items and follow up with respective teams to clear off
Clearing of entries in open item managed accounts where the debit and credit entries are either posted manually or through system
Clearing account balances
Posting recurring journals (Whenever required)
Posing rectification entries suggested by local finance / GL reconciler between GLs
Ensure journal postings are done after prior approvals as required by SOX and IFF JEV policy
Publishing performance dashboards and required tax specific reporting
Customers / Stakeholders
Ensure support is provided to onshore counterparts on responsible GL, Tax regime and countr
Active participation on all business calls and meetings and drive issue resolution as required
Timely respond to queries from senior group level management
Provides management and financial statement users with relevant, comparable and accurate data on which to base decisions
Analyze data and translates data into meaningful information
Operational Effectiveness Control
Ensure proactive controls in place to highlight issues before they are picked up by busines
Adheres to IFF Internal control policies and procedures, including established SOX compliance processes.
Develop an in-depth knowledge of accounting flows to support GL reconciliations
Ensure the basic process documentation is completed for all the activities
What you will need to be successful
Post Grad. or Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, or any other relevant discipline
3-5 years of relevant experience in LATAM Tax (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile Peru country.)
LATAM VAT compliance experience would be an added advantage
Experience of VAT Tax GL Accounts Reconciliation Income Tax and Withheld Tax GL Accounts reconciliation of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru is an added advantage.
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Word Power Point
Good exposure on Blackline reconciliation tool
Strong technical understanding of accounting principles and demonstrated competence in their application
Ability in various Accounts reconciliations
End-user exposure of SAP FI module.
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