Finance & Administration Manager

Finance & Administration Manager

Finance (FN)



Finance and Administration Manager, India


Primary function:

Manage full set of accounts (USGAAP and Local GAAP), FP&A function and ensure local statutory and legal compliance. Prepare budget and latest estimates and timely and accurate corporate reporting. The incumbent is also expected to handle HR and office related issues.


Finance and Accounting

  • Manage the Finance and Accounts function for the country operations right which includes day to day accounting to group reporting (USGAAP)
  • Preparing IGAAP financial statements and liaison with financial auditors for statutory financial audit and tax audit for tax filings
  • Ensure the integrity of financial reporting including balance sheet reviews and maintaining account reconciliation quality as per corporate directives
  • Work with business team on financial budgets. Monthly and quarterly business review of the actuals against goal
  • Ensure adherence to group internal control procedures and customize controls for local operations where necessary
  • Manage the treasury operations for the country – fund forecast, hedging FX exposure, optimizing fund productivity
  • Ensure compliance for corporate tax and transfer pricing including tax filling, documentation and assessment representations
  • Ensure compliance with other statutory acts like GST, customs VAT, excise, and service tax
  • Ensure compliance with Companies Act requirements and coordinate with the regional legal team and corporate secretary on India specific drafting and legal interpretations


Business Partnering

  • Support business team for the decisions which drive business operations and growth
  • Engage with key customers as a business partner to maintain superior standards of account servicing
  • Drive business team for KPIs directly influencing the business (DSO, GP, etc.) and devising MIS to facilitate control and ease of business operation
  • Prepare and validate the annual budgets and latest estimate (LE) for legal entity. Prepare Quarterly Business Review (QBR), Monthly business Review (MBR) and other business reports to the business owners


Admin function 

  • Ensure smooth operation in the India office keeping control on day to day admin activities
  • Coordinating with regional HR team for local HR activities like payroll processing, hiring, process improvements & control, local HR related compliances, interface between the payrolls outsourced vendor, etc.
  • Vendor management – review, select vendors for goods & services, review and negotiate terms and keep regular servicing


Business partnering and Strategy

  • Support regional strategy team on expansion projects with India focus
  • Partner country head in process improvements and new initiatives
  • Coordinate with supply chain to ensure seamless logistics functions e.g. warehouse management, delivery, compliances
  • Coordinate with customer service for monthly forecasting and compliances



  • Interface between regional IT team and vendors outsourced for IT infrastructure management and applications management
  • Understand the IT infrastructure in the local entity and drive IT support to ensure minimum down time/lead time/business disruption
  • Understand and manage SAP, BPC & BW and engage with regional finance team to ensure consistency and implement best practices



  • Spearhead the EHS initiative for India entity and ensure adherence to the process for office and warehouse team.
  • To fully comply with company’s Health & Safety objectives whilst carrying out above functions


Relationship and People

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with selected strategic customers.
  • Lead, coach, and engage team members, holding a key role in the company
  • Facilitate development of multi-functional and multi-level relationships in the Organization.
  • Comply with Ingredion’s Code of Conduct
  • Develop credibility and build partnerships across the Asia Pacific Finance team as well as with key contacts within the corporate finance team


Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant, additional Company Secretary qualification desirable
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing a SME finance & Admin Function
  • Fluent in English and local language and good presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office, and exposure to SAP, BPC, BW desirable
  • Knowledge of USGAPP is a plus
  • Prepared to travel when needed
  • Strong analytical and conceptualization skills, team player and good interpersonal skills

Relocation available:

  • No