Sr. Financial Analyst,Tax

Bangalore (Division), Karnataka
As per industry standards
15 May 2019
15 Jun 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time

Micro Focus is a United Kingdom-based global software company, with revenues of ~$4B in 2018. The Group is the seventh largest software company in the world, the largest technology company listed on the FTSE and the largest UK technology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
With ~18,000 employees and footprint in 50 countries, Micro Focus is engaged in delivering and supporting software solutions, enabling customers to utilise new technology solutions while maximising the value of their investments in information technology (IT) infrastructure and business applications. It helps organisations gain incremental and sustainable returns on investments they have already made and to preserve and protect their data and business logic.
The Portfolio with ~300 products spans the following areas:
DevOps | IT Operations| Cloud | Security | Info Governance | Big Data, Machine Learning, & Analytics
The underlying premise behind Micro Focus’ business strategy is that the Company should consistently and over the long-term deliver shareholder returns of at least 15% to 20% per annum. To deliver this objective, the Company has adopted an operational and financial strategy underpinned by consistent and effective management and reward systems. Since IPO in 2005 until 30 April 2017, the annual compound shareholder return over 12 years has been 29.3%.
1. Responsibilities and Scope
a. Impact / Scope
• Supervise and support service delivery of Tax processes, ensuring timeliness, accuracy and quality of work / reports
• Assist the team lead to drive process improvement initiatives and projects
• Manage training and mentoring of team
• Support coordination with other functions (including leadership) as well as Global Process Owners within a Shared Service Center (SSC) 
b. Responsibilities
• Responsible for day-to-day Tax processes (Indirect tax compliance, Tax reconciliation, Tax filing, Transfer Pricing including Intercompany processing and calculations, provision of direct tax data), ensuring timeliness, accuracy and quality of work / reports
o Review and support the filing of EMEA and APJ indirect tax returns
o Review that the data inputs to prepare the indirect tax returns are complete and the computations are accurate
o Review and support the preparation of provision of direct tax data to external advisers
o Review and support the preparation of tax reconciliations 
o Review and support Intercompany transaction processing and calculations and ensure they are accurately recorded and complete 
o Review and support the updates of activity lists and tax work schedules and ensure documents are filed to maintain historical records 
o Provide advisory support to resolve routine queries from the finance team and business 
o Support and coordinate the audit process (Internal Audits, SOX Audit, Local Statutory Audit, External (Process & Systems): liaise with auditors to finalise list of deliverables and documentation needed for audit, and provide necessary explanations
• Report the KPIs / SLA’s to the management / employees (Ad-hoc and MIS Reporting) and deliver Service Management Framework
• Supervise and follow up to ensure that all reporting activities are executed timely, accurately and with the required quality ensuring compliance with SOX
• Ensure performance measures are met or exceeded in order to drive performance and process efficiencies 
• Ensure knowledge and expertise is maintained, developed and exchanged within the team (including cross-training within the team)
• Be proactive and innovative with ideas to improve service based on current performance and risk understanding
• Work with process teams to drive projects and lead new transitions
• Protect organisation's value by keeping information confidential
2. Required Skills and Experience
a. Education and Experience
• Accounting qualifications will be an essential (ACCA member,CA, CPA) 
o 6-10 years’ experience
• Experience of working in a Tax function (Indirect tax compliance, Tax reconciliation, Tax filing, Transfer Pricing including Intercompany processing and calculations, provision of direct tax data)
• Direct relevant experience of working in a Captive SSC / Business Process Outsourcing Organisations will be desired (in addition to years of experience/qualification)
b. Knowledge and Skills
• Experience in Tax areas such as Indirect Tax / VAT, Direct Tax, Intercompany / Transfer Pricing Tax / International Tax
• Up to date technical knowledge of VAT and indirect rules and awareness of corporate Tax rules
• Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) / US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP) Accounting 
• Excellent knowledge of operation of control frameworks such as SoX 
• Strong experience of finance & accounting systems (Oracle / SAP / Netsuite / Assurenet tools) as well as Tax Applications
• Flexibility to support different time-zones and geographies 
• Flexibility to travel across geographies 
• Experience in activities related to tax advisory, deal support etc. will be preferred
• Able to embrace the challenges of managing senior onshore customers through daily/hourly interactions  
• Excellent communication skills; ability to clearly articulate expectations and outcomes with various levels of management, both in Finance and Business 
• Fluency in English (both verbal and written)
• Experience of managing transition of Tax Operations processes from different geographies
• Constantly looking for ways to enhance way of working and interaction with the customer team
• Process improvement ideas for effective task management within deadlines, in shared service environment 
• Strong business acumen and analytical skills (Ad-hoc and MIS reporting)
• Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound decision in situation requiring trade-off
• Self-motivator with the ability and confidence to work independently and to strict deadlines
• Excellent team player, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive 
3. Our Offer
• A challenging, varied and exciting job within a global operating company
• An opportunity to attain high level of exposure to Finance processes such as Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Tax Operations etc. across geographies
• An international corporate culture, which is shaped by performance-orientation, openness and teamwork
• An appealing career development program, which offers varied potential for development 
• A diverse and inclusive workplace, promoting individuality and equal opportunities