India Finance Analyst

General Mills, Inc.
Mar 28, 2024
Apr 09, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
India is among the top ten priority markets for General Mills, and hosts our Global Shared Services Centre. This is the Global Shared Services arm of General Mills Inc., which supports its operations worldwide. With over 1,300 employees in Mumbai, the center has capabilities in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Digital and Technology, Sales Capabilities, Consumer Insights, ITQ (R&D & Quality), and Enterprise Business Services. Learning and capacity-building is a key ingredient of our success.

Job Overview

This individual will be responsible to lead & drive operations in India Finance teams with innovation, ensuring compliance with General Mills accounting policies and will be responsible for flawless service delivery in a consistent and standardized manner for various locations. This individual would be reporting to AM/Manager & would also be responsible to provide business/management with progress charts for identifying/ controlling process challenges & ensure strong, clear process documentation is in place

Job Responsibilities:

70% of Time Operational Management
  • Maintain track of all the tasks and ensure all SLAs are met.
  • Ensure all the accounting tasks are performed within set timeliness with 100% accuracy (examples- HD, Admin, IC, Payroll accounting etc.)• Research & resolve discrepancies and issue.
  • Analyze and identify risk & discrepancies which needs to be mitigate and update users, departments, teams accordingly.
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Month-end volumes are managed and performed as per set SLA's.
  • Make sure reconciliation of IC, Duty Drawback Collections etc are perform on time by resolving all the discrepancies.
  • Cross charge - Statutory activity is performed with 100% accuracy & TAT.• Month end /JC end activities and closing are done on time.
  • Accrual/JVs entries are created and completed on time with set accuracy.
  • Partner with the respective teams for all the Audits.
  • Establish and enforce internal controls in accordance with Host Analytics company policies and authority delegation matrix.
  • Drive innovation in India Finance processes.
  • Evaluate all weekly/Monthly/Annual metrics, analyze all continuous improvement & prepare reports for all requests.
  • Support business continuity to meet critical business objectives & Partnership work as a team to achieve goals.
  • Cross-collaborate with users, different departments internal/external & teams to ensure all the required information related to task/activities are there.
  • If there is business requirement Saturday's/weekends will be working• Shift timings will be 9 hours between 11AM to 8 PM.

20% of Time
  • Identify, initiate, & implement process improvement ideas.• Leverage Continues Improvement tools or mindset to identify recurring issues & work towards Institutional Solution.
  • Analyze, recommend & lead any change for improving quality & efficiency of the process.
  • Comply with security in accordance with established policies and procedures of the organization Initiate & implement macros in process to track execution data using tools like MS-Access, front end, Excel VBA, etc.
  • Provide reports & pro-active insights to business/management on process health.
  • Prepare MIS dashboard & process visualization via Tableau, Spot Fire, & other advances presentation tools &techniques.
  • Interact with business to develop solutions for managing the process effectively.

10% of Time
  • Maintain team camaraderie & ensure periodic team meetings are held to discuss errors or performance gaps (if any).
  • Prepare & document process flows in MS-Visio.
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise.
  • Support audit & control to ensure compliance with GMI requirements.
  • Develop strong relationships with business partners.
  • Actively participate in team or site events/initiatives.
  • Mentor/ coach whenever required

Desired Profile


Minimum Degree Requirements: Bachelors

Preferred Degree Requirements: Masters

Preferred Major Area of Study: Accountancy, Auditing & Taxation

Required Professional Certifications: Inter CA (Mandatory)

Preferred Professional Certifications: CI, Process Improvement


Minimum years of related experience required: 5+ years

Preferred years of related experience: 7 years

Specific Job Experience or Skills Needed
  • Has worked in Indian Accounting process.
  • Has knowledge of Indian Tax laws.
  • Can prioritize and complete multiple tasks on tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and reacts quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong knowledge with advanced MS Office computer skills preferred (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Has analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Can identify risks and establish mitigation for same.

Competencies/Behaviors required for job

Deliver Outstanding Results
  • Accomplishes assigned tasks with unquestionable integrity.
  • Communicates and collaborates with others to achieve Process results.
  • Drives effectiveness across boundaries to achieve overall Process results.

Energize & Develop People
  • Committed to self-development and learning.
  • Actively coaches and advises others.

Financial Acumen

Lead Innovation

Clear & Effective Communication

Problem Solving & Analytical Ability

Additional Information
  • Shift timings from 11.00am to 8.00pm (Business workday: Monday to Friday)
  • Extended support required during weekend/ Month end, as per business requirements.


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what's next.