Assistant Controller (Fixed term Contract - 12 Months)

Thomson Reuters Corporation
May 22, 2024
May 30, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
Assistant Controller, Finance - Corporate Accounting & Controllership

Are you a finance/Accounting professional with strong interest and experience into accounting and Tax principles? If yes, this role for our statutory controllership team holds the right opportunity to join our team and meet our purpose to inform the way forward.

The jobholder is responsible in all aspects of accounting for an entity or a group of entities, work with 3rd Party providers for statutory and tax reporting, yearend submissions, and other accounting areas. The objective is to ensure compliance with Thomson Reuter's Accounting policies and Local Tax & GAAP requirements.

The role involves:
  • Managing the tax compliance activities of Thomson Reuters' India entities as assigned.
  • Acting as a key contact with outsourced professional accounting and compliance service providers, tax agents and auditors.
  • Delivering excellent tax compliance and statutory compliance operations, and financial accounting and control oversight of all assigned Thomson Reuters legal entities.

The jobholder is expected to have the ability, eagerness and drive to work within a wide network of colleagues, departments and outsourced services in order to deliver a world-class accounting and compliance operation.

The jobholder is expected to interact closely with various groups including but not limited to Business Units, General Accounting organization, Group Finance, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit and 3rd party providers and to manage the relationship with our local statutory auditors.

About the Role:

In this opportunity as Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for:
  • Independently manage local statutory and tax compliance either for a Country or a group of Countries, by working closely with 3rd party service providers
  • Work with various business partners independently to ensure legal entities are accurately, completely and timely accounted for in the enterprise systems, as well as to ensure good controls of underlying processes are in place
  • Ensure the month end close in line with Thomson Reuter's global reporting timetable, reviewing to ensure that critical accounts are reconciled to underlying documentation, that transactions are coded accurately in line with Thomson Reuters and local accounting policies
  • Analysis of all Balance Sheet and Cost accounts
  • Liaise with auditors on Statutory & SOX audits
  • Participate in regional balance sheet and cost reviews.
  • In conjunction with the Tax Department completion of tax packs, booking of tax provisions and monitoring tax accounts movements
  • In conjunction with the Transfer Pricing Department review the quarterly calculation for Group books and also perform the true up Calculation for local books
  • In conjunction with the Transfer Pricing Department review the quarterly calculation for Group books and also perform the true up Calculation for local books
  • Provide support as appropriate in any tax audits as agreed with the Tax Department either directly or through 3rd party providers.


  • Controllership
  • General Accounting
  • Tax
  • Finance

  • Outsourced Providers
  • Local Statutory Auditors
  • Group Statutory Auditors
  • Sox Compliance Auditors
  • Tax and other compliance authorities

About You:

You're a fit for the role of Assistant Controller if your background includes:

Essential Technical Skills:
  • Strong SAP (or similar ERP), and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Strong data analytical skills and ability to translate data requirements for automation opportunities (Alteryx, Power BI or similar).
  • Strong control mindset and risk assessment and articulation skills

Professional Skills & Competencies:
  • Effective communication via emails and presentations.
  • Ability to translate accounting and tax concepts into practical day-to-day actions.
  • Ability to drive results and manage multiple priorities across organizational, geographical and cultural boundaries.
  • Ability to work in an ever-changing business environment and be agile.

Education/ Certifications:
  • Professional accountancy or finance qualification (CPA, CMA, CA/ICWA, MBA (Fin) or similar) with extensive post qualification experience and upward progression.
  • This is a fixed term contract role for 12 months.
  • Experience Required: 1-4 years of post qualification experience.
  • CA Final freshers can apply.

What's in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
  • Hybrid Work Model: We've adopted a flexible hybrid working environment for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters cafĂ© networking.
  • Social Impact: Nine employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we've never talked about with as much pride as we should - we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.


Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we've been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news services - Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

Protect yourself from fraudulent job postings click here to know more.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on