Finance Controller (SEA) (COR01286)

Bangalore, IN

Job Description / Skills Required

Livspace is Asia’s largest and fastest-growing omnichannel home interiors and renovation platform. Using its proprietary technology, Livspace provides a one-stop renovation solution for homeowners—from design to managed last mile fulfillment for all rooms in a home. The platform has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together designers, brands, manufacturers, and contractors to enable an eCommerce-like trusted, and predictable experience.
 
The company launched operations in Bengaluru, India in 2015. Since its inception, Livspace has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together a curated community of designers, brands, manufacturers and contractors. This has resulted in an e-commerce-like trusted and predictable experience for the homeowners. Livspace boasts of a community of 50000+ satisfied customers and over 2000 interior designers.
 
The company is already the largest employer of interior designers in the country. Livspace currently serves Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia as well as 30 metro and non-metro areas in India including – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Surat, Coimbatore, Mysore, Mangalore, Vizag, Vijayawada.
 
Livspace has showcased phenomenal growth since its launch, having delivered over 125,000 rooms and selling over 7.5 million SKUs through its platform. The company also delivered 50,000 homes across all our serviceable locations.
The founders – Anuj Srivastava and Ramakant Sharma are former Google and Myntra executives respectively, who are seasoned entrepreneurs and successful angel investors. Livspace’s leadership team combines world-class talent and entrepreneurial experience gathered at some of the best companies in the world.
 
Livspace has raised around USD 450 million in capital from some of the top global investors including KKR, Ingka Group Investments (part of largest IKEA retailer Ingka Group), TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs, Kharis Capital, Venturi Partners, FFP (Peugeot Group’s Holding Company), EDBI, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jungle Ventures, Helion Ventures and UC-RNT. For more information, please visit: https://www.livspace.com/
Job Description
The ideal candidate will be an independent go to person and problem solver with broad knowledge and experience in general accounting, auditing, business partnering, regulatory and local tax covering Singapore and Malaysia.
As Senior Finance Manager you will be leading the South-East Asia region (Singapore and Malaysia primarily) in the following areas of responsibility –
  • Act as an enabler by providing timely and accurate financial data and business KPIs that is required for timely action and decision making by multiple business teams.
  • Control and Governance of company's budgeting, financial planning, cash flow management & finance processes, and financial & regulatory reporting for the region which includes multi entity reporting
  • General accounting – GL maintenance, reconciliations, procurement process, monthly close process, and support finance analysts with accounting, regulatory and tax issues, payroll review, funding requirements, cash flow forecast, and bank / treasury compliance.
  • Reconciliation and review of payables, GST, Fixed Assets, Payroll, Accrual & Prepayments
  • Liaise with 3rd party accounting & tax service providers on local regulatory compliances.
  • Responsible for actions and decisions involving accounting, treasury and taxation matters of the region
  • Govern the processes around supply chain and procurement  to provide project wise margin and profitability analysis.
  • Responsible for audit and diligence and Internal control for the SEA entities and region
  • Work with onshore and offshore finance team reporting within Livspace Group CFO/ Group Finance controller vertical,  to monitor all transactions and ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day accounting operations.
  • Liaise with business finance team on their requirement around operational matrix data
  • Working closely with the Senior Management team in SEA regions on setting right process, right policies & its adherence and ensuring to be a co owner of business plan
  • Consolidation of entities, knowledge of elimination and transfer pricing
Job Requirement
  • Qualified CA or CPA with a degree in Accounting or related field
  • Preferably at least 7+ years overall experience and should have worked for 3-4 yrs in a fast-paced tech or e-commerce industry or startup environment
  • Previous experience in working in ERP and if one has been part of implementation or have implemented ERP is an added advantage
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards in Singapore & Malaysia
  • Good understanding of tax regulations and tax accounting principles, e.g. GST, income tax and deferred tax etc.
  • Prior audit experience is an added advantage
  • Strong sense of ownership and Team Player
  • Hands-on and passionate about fast-paced startup/tech
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-oriented environment (experienced working with a global team)
  • Results driven, detail oriented, self-motivated and proactive