IHG Specialist Corporate (702503) in Gurgaon, India



* JobSummary * (RoleSummary)

The role will be tocarryout all APAC Corporate Accounting activities and includes providing backoffice accounting support to the region, month end reporting and audit support.The Job includes executing all deliverables per SLA & maintaining noisefree existing operations across regions. The role will also require supporting StatutoryAccount preparation & Roll-Forward to meet the Audit requirement and to dealwith all queries related to any accounting issue. Job also requires dealingwith other functions within and outside India GSC.

_ Essential Duties and Responsibilities _ (Key Activities, maximum 5 activities)

1) Process Function

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Ensuretimely completion of Balance Sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.Ensure clearance of openitems from Balance Sheet.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Toensure the accuracy & timely delivery of activities to achieve Green SLA.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Ensureadherence to SOX requirements in process activities.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->ToInteract with Counterparts in regional offices in AMER, Europe and AMEA onregular basis.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Recommendprocess improvements along with implementation after consulting regional teams.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Knowledgeof Intercompany netting process and clearing foreign exchange fluctuations ispreferable.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Meetingthe Targets on time by keeping the quality high. Always able to makealternative plan to meet the sudden change in requirements.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Toprovide Information to internal & external auditors

  • Support manager on process improvements and major transformation projects
  • Communicate with customers at a strategic level and align to customer needs and expectations

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Activelyengage with customers to understand and address customer pain points

  • Be innovative and suggest Continuous Improvements in existing and new processes and to streamline the current process follow up in respect of pending issues to sort out as early as possible.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Gain expert knowledge on all accounting/ legal andsecretarial matters so as to serve as first escalation for relevant operationalquery.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Continuously develop and document procedures toimprove the quality and efficiency of processes.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Serve as expert consultantfor process flow, provides input on current practices and assesses alternativeprocesses / technologies

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Accruals/Provisions/Allocationscreation and validation

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->TrendAnalysis- Qualitative

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Reviewof Balance Sheet Reconciliation


-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Shouldhave a basic knowledge of all other departments.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->MaintainTraining documents as ready reconor for the team.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Ensureproper backup plan in place.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Executingall deliverables per SLA & other related tasks on day to day basis



Required Skills/Qualifications

CA/CWA/MBA (F) with 2 years of experience or M.Com/CA(I)/CWA (I)with more than 3 yrs experience or B.Comwith more than 4 years of experienceincluding finalization of Accounts, General Ledger Accounting and possessesGood Analytical skills.

Experience will be required infinalization of Accounts, in-depth Accounting experience preferably in CorporateAccounting, General Ledger Accounting, month end closing, P&L Analysis, BalanceSheet review and reconciliations, MIS reporting, possesses good analyticalskills.

* AccountingKnowledge *

Expert Knowledge of AccountingPrinciples, concepts and standards (local and International as applicable) andthe ability to apply them to the company's Accounting practices. Ability tocoordinate and interact with other functions/processed for accounting relatedmatters.


Good knowledge of the relevant IHGsystems like People soft, Essbase etc.

Depthand Breadth of Business/ process knowledge

Extensive Knowledge of process thatone is working on, its upstream/ downstream dependencies and impacts on thebooks of accounts, brand image, cost allocation, etc.

RelevantAccounting / Management Policy knowledge

Ability to effectively leverage theUnderstanding of key/ critical Financial and Management policies of theorganization and detailed understanding of policies which impact theIntercompany accounting processes.

Controland Compliance Skills

Application and Understanding of keyControl and compliance requirements of the organization and implication of non-compliance,like metrification, control self-assessment, SOX, etc.


Application of quality principles andsystems of checks and balances for process improvement, exceeding customerexpectation, compliance adherence etc. like Balance Agreements, Balance SheetReview, etc..

* DomainKnowledge * :

Effectively leveraging theUnderstanding of business drivers and their impact; general knowledge ofspecific domains like USGAAP, IFRS, etc

* AuditSkills: *

Ability to understand, interpret andprovide information and support to meet the audit requirements for theirrespective regions for various PLC, statutory and internal audits


Possess good communication/presentationskills and overall a pleasing personality. Must be willing to travel and musthave valid Passport, open for Night shifts during close (4-5 days in a month), openfor shift timings during the month.


* Numberof employees supervised * : Not Applicable

Key Metrics

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Toachieve Green rating forSLAdeliverables.

-[if !supportLists]->-[endif]->Allmembers are cross trained & Back-up plan is in place.


* Key Internal Relationships * Corporate Accounting &Intercompany counterparts, Regional teams, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Taxation,Business Support

* Key External Relationships * Auditors

Job: Finance & Business Support

Location: India-Gurgaon

Requisition ID: R126044