Associate Director of Finance - #941870


Date: 1 week ago
City: Pune, Maharashtra
Contract type: Full time

About Amber

Long-term accommodation booking platform for students (think for student housing). Amber helps 80M+ students worldwide, find and book full-time accommodations near their universities, without the hassle of negotiation, non-standardized and cumbersome paperwork, and broken payment process. We are the largest and fastest-growing student housing platform globally, with 1M+ units listed in 6 countries and across 100+ cities. We are growing rapidly and targeting $2B in annual gross bookings value by 2024.

If you are passionate about making international mobility and living seamless and accessible, then - Join us in building the future of student Housing! (We are amongst the fastest growing companies in the Asia Pacific as per Financial Times

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Director, Finance, this role plays a significant role in ensuring the group achieves its financial objectives. This is a finance role with high degree of visibility with senior stakeholders, including business and functional heads.

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Perform efficient monthly, quarterly, and annual closes and deliver reporting within timelines agreed to by leadership
  • Oversees consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures, adhering to national and local legal standards while remaining knowledgeable of proposed legislation
  • Ensure budgetary control through continuous reviews
  • Run the process of maintaining cost centres and P&Ls for different business verticals
  • Working Capital Management: Maintain control over working capital and manage debt to minimize interest charges, ensuring financial stability.
  • Ensure compliances with taxation, accounting policies and regulatory regime
  • Preparation of standalone and consolidated financials
  • Lead the process of audits, diligence, etc
  • Lead and manage collaterals for fund raising initiatives such as debt or equity raise
  • Hold all Management Reporting to key internal stakeholders and be the bedrock of Investor Reporting
  • Propose and drive revenue, margin or cost improvement initiatives along with functional and business heads
  • Clearly communicating the findings from the analysis to turn information into something actionable through reports, dashboards, and/or presentations.
  • Drive discussions with business heads to understand the process, the problem, and then brainstorm solution scenarios for managing accounting, .
  • Working closely with various tax, legal and other advisors
  • Any other Adhoc work assigned to you especially.

Team Management and Leadership:

  • Managing/mentoring a team of Analysts/Associates and reporting to the Management
  • Driving projects and process improvements
  • Monitoring procedures and controls within the team and reviewing and approving the team's work daily within the stated departmental guideline
  • Prerequisites:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong grasp of various aspects of finance and an analytical ability
  • Commitment and ownership
  • Strong eye for detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • High levels of honesty & integrity, ability to lead a team and self-drive are essential

Key skills & qualifications:

  • 6-10 years of work experience
  • Deep knowledge of finance, accounting and taxation
  • Strong stakeholder management capabilities.
  • CA mandatory
  • Knowledge of US taxation and compliances would be having higher preference

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