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Controller, India



Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024
About Us:
Airbase is the top-ranked modern spend management platform for businesses with 100-5,000 employees. It’s the best way to control spending, close the books faster, and manage financial risk. Airbase software offers modules for Guided Procurement, Accounts Payable Automation, Expense Management, and a flexible corporate card program on a single collaborative platform. It can be implemented in full or as individual modules. Airbase automates all spending workflows and guides the process for all purchases — procure, pay, close. It brings efficiency to complex business processes like multi-stakeholder compliance and accounting needs like multi-subsidiaries, amortizations, and purchase orders. Flexible intake and approval workflows ensure oversight across all stakeholders and spend compliance. Airbase integrates with your other business systems and seamlessly syncs to popular general ledgers. Employees and accounting teams love using Airbase.

About the Role:

The Controller, India will report to the Global Controller and be responsible for accounting operations including accurate and timely month-end close, internal controls, internal/external reporting, partnering on external consolidated audit, compliance, tax, and treasury. This person will be a trusted partner to the Global Controller and must be comfortable both in the detail ensuring financial reporting accuracy as well as being able to rise up and think strategically to scale the company. The ideal candidate must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of professional who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This is also a unique opportunity to work closely with the Product, Engineering and Sales teams for Airbase to provide input into features/functionality of our spend management platform.

The Accounting team is responsible for a myriad of finance, accounting and G&A functions which include revenue recognition, payroll, commission, performance bookkeeping, accounting, monthly close, financial statement analysis, performing budget versus actual variance analysis, tracking and controlling spend by different categories.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead, scale and manage the India Accounting team responsible for revenue, accounts payable, payroll and financial reporting.
  • Manage local compliance, audit, banking, payroll, and tax relationships.
  • Partner with global accounting team to prepare and review the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close to ensure efficiency and accuracy including producing consolidated financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, including ASC 606.
  • Partner with India People Team and Global Legal Team on HR and Corporate matters.
  • Provide leadership and vision for scale and growth and consider ways to drive efficiency and automation.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop the India Accounting team.
  • Partner with the Global Controller, auditors & other stakeholders to create financial records, controls, and processes as Airbase scales.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Accountancy, Finance or related degree required.
  • CA license required.
  • 7+ years of related experience required.
  • Public accounting experience with a Big 4 or nationally recognized accounting firm strongly preferred.
  • High growth SaaS company experience preferred.
  • Financial services experience a plus.
  • NetSuite experience preferred.
  • Quick learner with the ability to multitask, work independently, think critically and problem solve in a fast-paced, global environment.
  • Prioritize and balance multiple requests, projects, and deadlines
  • Experience with analytics tools and providing actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with excellent and proven cross-functional collaboration skills.

We offer competitive cash compensation and equity packages, comprehensive benefit plans, parental leave, and generous time off for all of our full-time roles.