Manager, Accounting

Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: Ahmedabad, GJ, IN, 380006

Company: Sophos Ltd

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Role Summary

Reporting to the APJ Regional Financial Controller you will be responsible for all aspects of financial accounting for Rest of APAC, Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This includes treasury, fixed assets, indirect tax, internal audit and statutory audit as well as management month end accounting and commercial support for the business.


What You Will Do

  • Responsible for Financial Control Reporting and analysis for variances to Plan/Forecast.
  • Responsible for all accounting work and month end closing procedures to strict close deadlines.
  • Ownership of all balance sheet account reconciliations to be performed/reviewed monthly. Prepare all information for review with APJ Regional Financial Controller monthly.
  • Ownership of cash flow actual/forecast reporting for the countries on a monthly basis and ensure that corporate treasury policy is followed throughout
  • Ensure compliance to all internal policies and controls (e.g. expenses, travel policy, etc.), providing review and sign-off 
  • Responsible for ensuring statutory reporting requirements are met and co-ordinating the annual audit for each of the entities.
  • Ensure local indirect tax (GST) / other various compliance and filing requirements.
  • Own the local relationship with the auditors and other financial & legal advisors.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the needs for systems improvements and process changes are represented at a global level and the roll out of the resulting improvements are successfully implemented.
  • Work closely with the Financial Operating Team to constantly improve shared service activities – in particular the local Payroll, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables collection and Credit Control functions throughout the country
  • Support the local management teams to drive results and constantly improve operational performance to ensure growth over the prior year and achievement of the budget and cash flow target in constant currency.
  • Work closely with Commercial Finance, Sales Operations and the local management teams to put to together the budget and forecast
  • Manage team and individual performance and productivity. Regularly evaluate individual employee job performance through 1 on 1 meetings, providing constructive suggestions for improvement and development.
  • Ensure that formal staff performance reviews for all team members are conducted on a quarterly basis with supplementary reviews, including the talent audits, as required (including direct and indirect reports).
  • Identify the future needs of the group and department and ensure that individuals receive the development and coaching they need, identifying and addressing poor performance and attendance


What You Will Bring

  • People management skills
  • Working with external auditors and tax advisors
  • Practical long term experience of all aspects of the month end and annual closing accounting and planning processes and of leading others to deliver these requirements
  • Improving processes and controls
  • Management of the functions of financial accounting
  • Working within a software or technology company, ideally a global organisation
  • Working within a highly sales driven and fast moving culture
  • Commercial experience, e.g. contract review
  • Management of the financial integration of new organisations, through acquisition, across the India country
  • Understanding of the IFRS accounting practice,
  • Management of the functions of debt collection, payroll and procurement
  • Accounting qualification- ACA, ACCA equivalent
  • More than 10 years experience in Financial Control

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


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