Financial Controller

4 days left

Employer
Trek Bicycle Corp
Location
India
Posted
Mar 23, 2024
Closes
Apr 27, 2024
Ref
4620885856
Work Mode
Hybrid
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Corporate
A bit about us

Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you're on our team, you're taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we'll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!

The Role

Job Title: India Financial Controller

Term: Permanent

Department: Finance

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Travel Required: Low

Reports to: Regional Finance Director in the APAC Headquarters and dotted line to the Country Manager of India

Salary: Competitive; based on candidate experience

Direct Reports: Accounting Manager

Role Purpose

This a key role in driving the future success of the Trek brand in India. You will be the lead of finance, employing your first-class technical and leadership skills to drive a high-performance culture: doing the basics brilliantly and adding value to your business partners through expense management, great storytelling, innovative ways of serving customers, and data-led, commercial decision-making. You will occasionally be expected to travel to other Trek offices or customers.

Trek - We Believe in Bikes!

We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

About the Company

Headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek Bicycle Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of bicycles and related products. From the original hand-built steel touring frames introduced in 1976 to the revolutionary OCLV Carbon first introduced in 1992, Trek's passion for innovation, quality, and performance leads the industry with next-generation thinking and cutting-edge technology. Trek bikes have been used to climb mountains, cross streets, and compete in cycling's grandest event, the Tour de France.

Today, with a broad range of bicycles and cycling products under the Trek, Bontrager and Electra brand names, Trek continues to pursue new ways to bring the joy of cycling to all people. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world's most complex problems and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration. The company has grown substantially over the last decade and sales are now more than US$2 Billion. The company is steered by the Founder's son, John Burke. Trek bicycles are sold to thousands of bike shops around the world, a growing number of which we own and run ourselves, and subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as distributors in 90 countries worldwide.

Whilst global and fast-growing, Trek remains family owned, and the culture reflects this. Some of the words to describe the unique and much-admired culture would be relaxed yet curious, committed (no clock watchers!), a 'roll up your sleeves' mind-set and a work hard, play hard attitude. The Indian office is an open and well-designed space with an international feel as the team here interacts with retailers and customers all over the country. We encourage employees to live our culture and have an active lifestyle. Employees naturally connect with the product and lifestyle!

Trek is about accountability. It is a lean organization with few layers. We enjoy high autonomy levels and passion, backed up with facts and research is encouraged. Employees who embrace our culture thrive and there are many examples in India and around the globe of people who have been in the business for twenty or more years.

Key Accountabilities:

Reporting, Transaction Processing & Control
  • Own all monthly close activities, and report to Group under US GAAP within 3 days of month-end.
  • All balance sheet accounts are reconciled and clean.
  • All income statement accounts analyzed and explained.
  • Present monthly results, financial & non-financial KPIs to the US & APAC Headquarters.
  • Lead the financial department.
  • Oversee credit control, minimizing past dues and DSO.
  • Operate efficient processes with respect of Accounts Payable

Compliance
  • Own all local financial & regulatory compliance, monitoring the environment to ensure we stay compliant.
  • Operate strong internal controls including safeguarding of assets and compliance with external regulations and internal policies/delegation of authority.
  • Own direct & indirect tax reporting and compliance, ensuring payments are made accurately and on time.
  • Act as a key contact on internal audits as needed, building a close and cooperative working relationship.

Business Partnering / Analysis
  • Owns FP&A activities, including budgets and monthly forecasts. Completing these to a high level of accuracy, ensuring results are fully explained and all deadlines are achieved.
  • Analyze sales and gross margin, identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Analyze, monitor, and drive awareness of expenses, taking the lead on managing these down when needed.
  • Support the Indian Country Manager in driving the strategy and long-range plans for the business.
  • Provide routine and ad-hoc analysis to support sales and management.
  • Work closely with all departments to deliver financial support and provide informed decision-making.
  • As part of the global senior finance group, liaise with functional leaders in US & APAC Headquarters.
  • Work with Customers to establish best practices and enhance profitability.
  • Manage projects & ad-hoc activities as needed.

Personal Profile
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA with experience in big four companies
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills - able to efficiently manage large amounts of data into workable, simple processes with built-in sense checks.
  • Familiarity with JD Edwards or similar ERP systems and proven ability to learn.
  • Flexible and positive attitude brings energy.
  • Financial qualification and demonstrable knowledge of the regulatory environment in India
  • +5 years of direct experience leading in an accounting, auditing, or finance role
  • Capable of diving into the details to solve complex issues but also seeing the bigger picture.
  • Able to provide clear and fact-based analysis to support a proposed course of action.
  • Team player but natural leader... holds team accountable to high standards.
  • Able to combine empathy with assertiveness and influencing skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail; tenacious and methodical.
  • Dedicated to continuous improvement. Always looks for a better way of doing things.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!