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Supply Chain Accountant

Supply Chain Accountant

300625BR

Bangalore

  

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Working at the IKEA Group means that you are part of an inspiring, fun and fast-paced environment. We’re the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with 194,000 coworkers and operations in 49 countries, but we value working in a non-bureaucratic way. Here you can always be yourself. In fact, we actively encourage it! At IKEA, we respect each other, our differences and are open to everyone making a contribution. So no matter where you work in the world, you’ll most likely rub shoulders with a diverse group of people – with different backgrounds, special skills and a quirky sense of humour.

We offer exceptional career and learning possibilities at IKEA. Our co-workers are encouraged to try different roles, and many change between functions and countries several times in their careers. You can design your own career path according to your development plan and future goals. We believe in every co-worker’s ability to develop. Because as you grow, IKEA grows too. To start growing with IKEA, take a look at our different roles and available jobs.

 

 We are currently looking for a Supply Chain Accountant to join our IKEA India team in Bangalore.  

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Supply chain accountant is responsible to support supply chain accounting activities to ensure robust supply chain accounting processes for IKEA. This would involve ensuring compliance with accounting processes and controls and support transactional processes in supply chain accounting. The role also involves interaction with multiple stakeholders within the company. Incumbent will be expected to bring in strong accounting knowledge and process and business understanding. Incumbent is expected to be part of a high performing team and evolve simplified processes to support future growth

 ASSIGNMENT:

  • Support supply chain accounting and reporting activities in IKEA India
  • Develop strong understanding of systems and processes
  • Support transactional accounting activities such as month and year closing, auditing, payments, inventory transactions, freight and transportation transactions, reconciliations, etc
  • Ensure robust internal controls and compliance in all transactions in compliance with local and global accounting policies
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly reconciliations, reporting, MIS and other reporting
  • Support supply chain team leader in projects and process improvement activities
  • Work with systems teams for testing and development of new systems as required
  • Have a good understanding of business, tax environment and external environment and their impact on the processes
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Indian tax and regulatory environment (GST, Customs, TDS etc.) would be an added advantage
  • Maintain appropriate working routines with other departments and stakeholders to meet the process objectives
  • Be a collaborative team player and support and facilitate and support other team members and team leader in attaining overall team success

 

JOB-SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE:

COMPETENCES

PREFERRED

  • CA preferred
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Indian tax and regulatory environment (GST, Customs, TDS etc.) would be an added advantage
  • Strong accounting knowledge, process and business understanding
  • Prior experience in Supply chain area is preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to handle interpersonal interactions and discussions with global and local stakeholders
  • Good understanding of systems, processes and reporting framework. Proven experience in setting up systems and processes would be preferred

CAPABILITIES:

•Busines partner/Customer Focus

•Process Management

•Detailed Oriented

•Project Management

•Change management

•Independent

•Learning and Self Development

•Self Awareness

•Problem Solving and Conflict Management

•Communication - Oral/Written

•Teamwork

•Time management

•Presentation Skills

•Drive for Result

•Innovation

 

MOTIVATION:

  • Be a collaborative team member to achieve individual and team and organizational objectives
  • Being passionate about being part of a business that is the leader in life at home, contributing to a better everyday life for the many people.
  • To find more effective ways of working and about using your knowledge to drive the business in order to optimise the performance.
  • To have a natural interest in people and enjoy working in a multi-national, fast-paced and future-oriented environment.
  • Be hungry for knowledge and want to increase the skills and learning, using this to benefit IKEA and grow personally.
  • Strive for excellence and simplicity, enabling change, safeguarding the functioning of IKEA, developing growth potentials and sustaining long term profitability.

ESSENTIAL FOR PARTICULAR JOB:

  • College degree or above
  • Solid accounting/tax knowledge, working experience in finance in Indian accounting environment would be an advantage
  • Leadership experience, strong action orientation, process focus and change management capability
  • Strong communication and coordinating skills
  • Professional problem solving and knowledge sharing
  • Strong systems and process understanding, analytical and reporting skills
  • Quick learner

 

PREFERRED FROM EXTERNALS:

 

  • 7-9 years of accounting and/or auditing experience in supply chain accounting, financial accounting, inventory, customs and/or logistics processes with exposure/familiarity to Indian tax and customs laws
  • Proven experience, in handling complexity, technical accounting and operating in ERP/accounting platforms
  • Strong process expertise
  • Ability to handle large transaction volume
  • Ability to support changes arising from external and internal triggers
  • Experience in multicultural and multinational organisation
  • Exposure to broader finance areas such as Accounts payable, General ledger, closing and reporting would be an added advantage