Financial Analyst,Tax

Bangalore (Locality), Karnataka
As per industry standards
15 May 2019
15 Jun 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
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
• Support service delivery of Tax processes, ensuring timeliness, accuracy and quality of work / reports
• Assist in 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 key Tax process activities in the Captive SSC (Indirect tax compliance, Tax reconciliation, Tax filing, Transfer Pricing including Intercompany processing and calculations, provision of direct tax data), and ensuring timeliness, accuracy and quality of work / reports in the following areas: 
o Ensure timely preparation and filing of EMEA and APJ indirect tax returns
o Collect data inputs from financial systems to prepare the indirect tax returns and computations 
o Support provision of direct tax data to external advisers
o Perform tax reconciliations 
o Perform Intercompany transaction processing and calculations (including data refresh), ensuring they are accurately recorded and complete 
• Ensure all reporting activities are executed timely, accurately and with the required quality and ensure compliance to SOX
• Maintain historical records by filing documents and update the activity lists and tax work schedules
• Respond to routine queries from the finance team and business 
• Protect organisation's value by keeping information confidential
• Other Tax support administration tasks as assigned from time to time 
2. Required Skills and Experience
a. Education and Experience
• Accounting qualifications will be an essential (CA, CPA, ACCA member) 
o 2-6 years’ experience
• 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
• Strong domain knowledge in Tax processes
• 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 
• Experience in activities related to tax advisory, deal support etc. will be preferred
• 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 of managing senior onshore customers through daily/hourly interactions
• Fluency in English language (verbal and written)
• Strong business acumen and analytical skills (MIS reporting)
• Strong problem solving skills
• Excel, PowerPoint knowledge with aptitude to extract information from existing business systems 
• Excellent prioritisation skills
• High level of attention to detail
• Able to work on own initiative and under pressure to make key decisions
• Excellent time management skills, with an ability to meet multiple deadlines
• Highly organised and motivated team player
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