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Accounting and Controlling Lead

応募後で応募 求人ID R0107275 掲載日 09/25/2023 Location:Gurgaon, India

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Job Description


The Accounting and Controlling Lead will primarily be responsible for the supervision of IFRS and management reporting, statutory accounting, SOX and internal control compliance within India. The incumbent will lead a team of four direct reports along with the support of outsourced vendors and Takeda Business Solutions (TBS). 

The incumbent will maintain a link between ISEA, TBS, GEM, corporate finance functions (Corporate Controllers, Group Tax, Group Internal Audit) and the local accounting and controlling team. The incumbent will lead several ongoing and planned projects, such as ERP enhancements, automation and various accounting and reporting systems initiatives to drive efficiency gains. He/she will be a trusted strategic advisor to the business for accounting solutions, as well as a risk coordinator for Takeda Enterprise Risk Assessment (ERA) along with the local Compliance team.


Coordinate a smooth and accurate month-end closing process:

  • Responsible for the Pre-Closing review of Revenue and OPEX ensuring all accounting entries have been posted properly and according to the month-end check-list.

  • Ensure compliance with Takeda accounting and reporting policies, timelines and system compliances.

  • Responsible for the gross to net sales monitoring including accounting of discounts, shelf-life expiries, etc. ensuring all accruals are booked in a timely manner following revenue recognition policies.

  • Monitoring all Balance Sheet reconciliations to avoid any improper booking or misstatement.

  • Report Quarterly Accounting Memo, SOX Compliance Memo and subsequent events to ensure all accounting standards and reconciliations are being followed correctly and ensure issues are reported and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Where needed, develop accounting memos for technical accounting alignment with Financial Controller, ISEA and TAS.

  • Review and monitor account receivables collections, credit limits and assess bad debt provisions.

  • Report cost center-wise actual spend to the Country Leadership Team and resolve any questions on the reporting.

  • Ensure various statutory filings are completed in a timely manner.

Ensure that adequate internal controls are further enhanced and maintained:

  • Implementation, coordination, administration, potential localization and support of the company’s financial policies and procedures and internal controls within the country. 

  • Identify control issues and implement corrective actions.

  • Responsible for in-scope finance processes for internal audits.

  • Communicate and support reinforcement of Company policies and procedures

Coordinate Treasury and Tax Operations:

  • Responsible for opening of bank accounts and being a security manager for the local bank accounts; act as an authorized approver for payments based on authority limits, manage cash flows in the bank accounts and ensure proper funds are in place.

  • Provide legal entity-based profit, dividends and tax information to Corporate for tax planning purpose, and co-ordination with ISEA Tax, where relevant.

  • Key liaison for Transfer Pricing reviews and reporting. Work together with ISEA Tax on any Transfer Pricing issues, where relevant.

Implement of key strategic projects:

  • Ensure statutory audits, Tax returns, Transfer Pricing audits, GST audits and Internal Audits are completed on a timely basis with the necessary technical expertise and thorough understanding of the various regulations.

  • Responsible for National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) and Drugs (Price Control) Order (DPCO) compliance including statutory Form submissions.

  • Ensure adherence and compliance to Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) Policy.

  • Support in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting and compliance.   

  • Potential transition into Shared Services or Center of Excellence model.

  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of Controlling and Accounting processes.

  • Enhance the effectiveness of the ERP system and associated business applications (Ariba, Concur etc.)

  • Optimize the transactional accounting functions in AP, AR, GL and FA.

  • Responsible for financial aspects (payment terms, tax implications, etc) for all Agreements not limited to Distributor and Vendor Contracts.


Core Elements Related to the Role:

  • Manage a multitude of stakeholders within the country and in the Region.

  • Utilize and enhance tools to monitor and drive business performance (digitalization efforts).

  • Support India Finance and Supply Chain Head in driving Takeda’s people agenda, develop and coach staff.

Technical/Functional Expertise:

  • Strong accounting, financial controlling expertise and experience.

  • Strong understanding of Takeda accounting-reporting systems, hands-on SAP, Ariba and Concur experience.

  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic thinking, ability to see the “big” picture.

  • Problem solving ability and willingness to think creatively.

  • Storytelling and technical/verbal presentation skills.


  • Curiosity and a “hands-on” approach.

  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills for an effective interaction with management.

  • Ability to drive and achieve results through influence and persuasion.

  • Organizational skills, ability to manage conflicting demands and appropriately prioritize.

  • Ability to handle change effectively and deal with ambiguity.

  • Understanding of customer needs and desire to meet/exceed expectations.

  • Coach and develop the Team.

  • Embrace Takeda’s leadership behaviors.

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • High problem-solving skillset, ability to navigate in a complex environment.

  • Important cross-functional thinking and collaboration.

  • Ability to drive decision-making by providing financial insights.


  • Direct report to Head of Finance and Supply Chain, India with business partner link to Financial Controller ISEA and TAS.

  • Regular liaison within cross-functional stakeholders such as Controllership, FP&A, Franchises and Country Leadership team.


  • ACCA, CA or CPA certified.

  • Experience in auditing, accounting and controlling field.

  • IFRS and India Tax knowledge is required, USGAAP beneficial.

  • Between 10-15 years of progressive Finance experience within a multinational finance organization of revenue size of INR 500-800 crore (USD 65-100 million).

  • Pharmaceutical Industry experience would be beneficial but not necessary. 

  • Knowledge of financial systems, particularly SAP implementation and support, along with a proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.


IND - Gurgaon

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