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Senior Accountant - Mumbai , India

Daniel Wellington is a Swedish company, a truly global brand, present in almost every country and with ten offices located all around the world. We have since our inception in 2011 challenged the watch industry through experimenting and challenging traditional norms, and we are always on the lookout for people for brilliant people that want to grow together with us. We give you the possibility to influence, take ownership, and be a part of a journey that has just begun. Join us in our movement, so we can together- engage the world.

Are you a motivated and results oriented finance and accounting person with a passion for accounts management? Daniel Wellington in India is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to serve as a key member of the Daniel Wellington India finance team. If you have leadership experience and are driven to accomplish goals, please read on…

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, this role will have direct responsibility for accurate and timely month end close and financial reporting for Daniel Wellington India. As a member of both the regional team and the global finance team, the Senior Accountant will be critical to the organization’s success. 

In this role, you will need to be very hands on, flexible and open to change. The region is in a build-up phase meaning it is a fast-paced environment and the Senior Accountant will be expected to establish and implement accounting processes and procedures for the finance team in India. Therefore, you need to be self-motivated and have strong leadership skills. The ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external partners will also be essential to your success. 

The Senior Accountant is responsible for organizing, coordinating and supervising the day-to-day accounting operations and duties assigned by Finance Manager. In short, your main responsibilities will be: 

BOOKKEEPING (Overview perspective)

  • Responsible for the day to day finance and accounting operations in accordance with local laws and regulations and with group policies. This includes review of general ledger entries posted by junior accountants and ensuring all GL entries are being posted timely and accurately.
  • Maintain the fixed asset register, ensure all assets are correctly capitalised and classified, post monthly depreciation, post FA additions and disposals.
  • Post all intercompany invoices received and ensure intercompany balances reconcile.
  • Monitor accounts payable. Ensure invoices are appropriately approved and paid on time and that vendor accounts are reconciled each month.
  • Monitor accounts receivable. Ensure all payments received to bank are posted against the correct customer accounts and allocated against to the relevant sales invoices and that customer accounts are reconciled.
  • Supervise bank and cash postings and ensure all bank accounts and petty cash balances are reconciled at each month end.
  • Ensure costs are booked in the correct periods and prepaid expenses are recorded correctly.
  • Book any material accruals each month.
  • Check all sales orders are posted and verify that all sales have been recorded each month in the ERP system by checking against sales reports.
  • Ensure correct dimension codes are assigned to all P&L GL entries i.e. Cost code, department code, project code.
  • Verify calculation of GST & file return on a timely basis & handle assessment.
  • Ensure all tax entries are posted correctly and all tax returns are filed and paid on time.
  • Guide and assist junior accountants, delegate effectively and review their work.

FINANCIAL PERIOD CLOSING

  • Responsible for the timely completion of all month end and year end closing procedures and communication of the closing timetable to Finance Manager
  • Responsible for ensuring balance sheet is fully reconciled at each month end
  • Run FX revaluations.
  • Run adjustments to inventory costs.
  • Conduct a thorough review of all monthly balance sheet and P&L reports and prepare month end reporting packs for submission to Finance Manager.
  • Oversee the annual audit, prepare and provide all reports, schedules and other audit evidence and information requested by auditors. Responsible for efficient and timely completion of audit.

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO BE GREAT WITH? 

You are amazing at managing your priorities while working with multiple stakeholders in different departments and different areas of your defined region. You have strong self-leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as being a strategic thinker with a creative mind.

  • University Degree specialising in Accounting and Finance.
  • Professional Accounting Qualification desirable (ACCA, ACA)/ CA Qualified. 
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant accounting experience in a similar organization (within wholesale/retail).
  • Experience of Microsoft NAV Dynamics (Navision).
  • Great analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to report and communicate effectively to Senior Management. Experience of supervising teams.

Please note that this is a high responsibility role. This exciting role requires regular domestic travel and work during evenings and weekends when business needs require it.

WHAT WE OFFER?

At Daniel Wellington, you get to work in a fast-paced and rapid-growing environment. You will spend your days with a highly skilled team who are ambitious and passionate about their work and have fun while doing so. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of your area of responsibility and be a part of taking our brand and business to new levels. If you’re the right person for this role, we will offer you a great role which provides opportunity for professional development in a fun company with great benefits. Join us in our exciting journey ahead.

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DW LIFESTYLE

In addition to great benefits, you will get the chance to work in a global fast-paced and rapid-growing environment, constantly provided with new and exciting challenges. We take pride in building everything in-house, are all about constant learning and with that finding our own way of doing business. 

You will spend your days in collaborative and dynamic offices with a highly skilled team, do great work, and have fun while doing so.

We expect you to come in, take ownership of your area of responsibility, and bring it to new levels. 

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