Senior Executive Corporate Finance

Date: 15-Jan-2022

Location: Noida, South Asia, IN

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. 
We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. 
These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.


Job Title: Sr. Exec – Corporate Finance


Purpose of the job:


The incumbent

The main priorities of the post are

  • Detailed understanding of Procure to Pay, Banking, Fixed Asset, and Month End Reporting and Closing process.
  • Practical experience on statutory compliances & filings.
  • Experience in Fixed Asset accounting
  • Experience in handling payroll
  • Audit coordination for both external and internal audits.
  • Strong organizational skills and be part of a global business team
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks within Matrix environment
  • Customer-driven & team-oriented


.Accountabilities, responsibilities, and main duties:


Develop and maintain an effective control environment


  • Assisting in establishing governance over the accounts payable process.
  • Define internal controls over various activities undertaken within the accounting and finance functions.


Review and improve systems and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness


  • To be aware of system enabled checks and controls
  • Ensuring integrity and completeness of financial records & compliance with financial control standards
  • Continuously innovate with a focus to improve process-enhance efficiencies and add value and ensuring quality consciousnesses all aspects of the team


Accounting and Reporting.


  • Providing technical support on accounting and tax issues
  • Responsible for handling monthly payroll and related compliances
  • Handling employee payroll queries
  • Responsible for assisting in month-end book closing for the entity
  • Responsible for up to date maintenance of P&L and Balance Sheet schedules & reconciliations
  • Responsible for fixed asset accounting
  • Responsible to ensure fixed assets are tagged and physically verified


Ensure legal and financial compliance for the India site.


  • Ensuring tax and other compliances are met in time.
  • Preparation of trackers for all compliances on a monthly basis
  • Review of FCCF compliances with the Manager Finance
  • Assisting the external and internal audits of the Company


Information Security


  • Ensure that their workforce is aware of the information security policies and comply with them
  • Ensures that the team complies with ISO 27001 and IGA related requirements
  • Send account opening requests effectively
  • Disable accounts immediately for leavers and Absconders /on long leaves
  • Document and monitor/review access levels of his/her team
  • Provide security awareness and education to team
  • Manage Records to ensure compliance with the Freedom of information act
  • Ensure incidents of their respective functions are closed within SLAs


Key relationships:


  1. Manager/Senior Manager & Financial Controller
  2. Company Secretary
  3. All Department Heads


Indirect -


  1. MD – BCMS
  2. HR- BCMS
  3. Other departments


Other important features or requirements of the job

1) To get proficient in SAP

2) To be open to take and resolve queries raised at odd hours by employees working in shifts.

3) Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint.

4) Superior written and oral communication skills.

5) Ability and willingness to stretch beyond office hours when the situation demands


Skills and Knowledge


  1. Good knowledge of SAP
  2. Sound & practical knowledge of major tax & other laws like Withholding tax, Provident Fund, ESI & Bonus, Service tax, STPI.
  3. Prior exposure to handling payroll & employee engagement.
  4. On hand exposure to working on withholding tax returns software




Experience in a similar role in an IT /ITES company




  1. Graduate in Commerce
  2. Professional qualification or diploma in accountancy, tax and related fields


Further Information


Pay Band – 5

Contract Type – Indefinite

Location – Noida- India

Department/Country- Corporate Finance

Requirements - Must have current right to work in India





A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.


Equality Statement


The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.


We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


  If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org

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