Deputy Manager - Financial Control

May 16, 2024
May 26, 2024
Manager, Staff, Senior
Full Time
Organization Type
Our story

At Alight, we believe a company's success starts with its people. At our core, we Champion People, help our colleagues Grow with Purpose and true to our name we encourage colleagues to "Be Alight."

Our Values:

Champion People - be empathetic and help create a place where everyone belongs.

Grow with purpose - Be inspired by our higher calling of improving lives.

Be Alight - act with integrity, be real and empower others.

It's why we're so driven to connect passion with purpose. Our team's expertise in human insights and cloud technology gives companies and employees around the world the ability to power confident decisions, for life.

With a comprehensive total rewards package, continuing education and training, and tremendous potential with a growing global organization, Alight is the perfect place to put your passion to work.

Join our team if you Champion People, want to Grow with Purpose through acting with integrity and if you embody the meaning of Be Alight.

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Overall purpose of the job

As part of continued growth within the Alight NGA Kochi shared services division, Alight NGA HR are now seeking potential candidate to join the Finance Controllership team. The ideal candidate will need to be proficient in accounting and he/she must be able to work collaboratively with teams to execute tasks within defined timeframes while maintaining high-quality standards and superior service levels. The ability to take proactive actions and willingness to take up responsibility beyond the assigned work area is a plus.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Analyse and assess complex contracts to identify pertinent financial terms, schedules, and criteria for revenue recognition.
  • Collaborate closely with the Project team to ensure adherence to contractual terms and accounting standards in revenue recognition processes.
  • Prepare and maintain various schedules, including deferred revenue and rollforward schedules.
  • Establish and maintain business assets to facilitate deferred revenue accounting.
  • Conduct quarterly and year-to-date analysis of business assets movements.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of revenue and conduct variance analysis to ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of financial data.
  • Liaise with external auditors during quarterly reviews and annual audits to furnish support for revenue recognition policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of internal controls and processes aimed at enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of revenue accounting operations.
  • Adhere to SOX controls stipulated by the SOX team.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and support for special projects as required.
  • Identify opportunities for process enhancements to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Resolve ad-hoc queries from onsite counterparts.

  • Relevant Experience: Minimum of 8 years in Revenue Accounting, General Ledger, Fixed Asset Accounting.
  • Education: Postgraduate degree in Commerce (preferred) or qualified/semi-qualified ACA/ACCA/CMA/CIMA or MBA (Finance).
  • Experience in interpreting complex contracts and discerning key financial terms.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Workday).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Flexible Working

So that you can be your best at work and home, we consider flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Alight has been a leader in the flexible workspace and "Top 100 Company for Remote Jobs" 5 years in a row.


We offer programs and plans for a healthy mind, body, wallet and life because it's important our benefits care for the whole person. Options include a variety of health coverage options, wellbeing and support programs, retirement, vacation and sick leave, maternity, paternity & adoption leave, continuing education and training as well as a number of voluntary benefit options.

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Alight is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate differences and believe in fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. We know that diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, and more successful.

At Alight, we welcome and embrace all individuals, regardless of their background, and are dedicated to creating a culture that enables every employee to thrive. Join us in building a brighter, more inclusive future.

Diversity Policy Statement

Alight is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in the employment of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

Authorization to work in the Employing Country

Applicants for employment in the country in which they are applying (Employing Country) must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the Employing Country and with Alight.

Note, this does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

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