Sr. Entity Accounting Leader

Dow Chemical Company
May 25, 2024
Jun 11, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
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At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we're passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We're a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you're looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you're in the right place.

About you and this Role:

As an Accounting Leader, you are responsible to supervise the day to day activities of a team and sets priorities to ensure accounting activity recorded within the company's records and books are accurate and complete. You are accountable for budgeting, product costing, recording, reporting, analyzing and communicating functional/business activity results.

  • Lead the Financial and Statutory Accounting for Indian entities.
  • Supervise small team (Associates and Accountants) performing accounting activities for Indian entities (Influential Leader)
  • Ensure the following accounting activities are conducted timely, accurately to US GAAP, Ind AS and Dow's standard such as Day to day accounting, Monthly/quarterly/annual closing activities, Monthly balance sheet reconciliation in Black Line application, Monthly flux analysis, Quarterly/year end schedules
  • Preparation of financial statements as per Indian GAAP including statutory audit schedules.
  • Ensure all internal controls are effective and performed as per the process.
  • Support external and internal audits.
  • Support tax team on preparation of various tax reports including tax audits.
  • Provide leadership in the development, testing, and implementation of process automation including macros and Robotics Process Automation (RPA).
  • Drive process improvements to achieve productivity gains.
  • As an influential leader, assist functional leader on organizational design and planning, staffing, employee development, and performance management.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (required)
  • Chartered Accountant (required)
  • US CPA (preferred)
  • Financial Accounting with IGAAP/USGAAP/IFRS (10+ years)
  • Corporate / public accounting (6+ years)
  • Western multinational (4+ years)
  • Public Accounting (4+ years)
  • People leadership (4+ years)

Preferred Skills:
  • Highly proficient financial accountant following Ind AS, US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Results driven. Highly motivated with strong aspirations to achieve and develop.
  • Process-oriented mindset.
  • Interest in broad array of finance disciplines.
  • Detailed and analytical thinker.
  • Proficient in SAP finance - financial accounting module
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly collaborative. Able to work across levels & roles.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal).
  • People leadership skills.
  • Project management skills.

Additional Notes:
  • Relocation assistance is not aligned with this role

Benefits - What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career. You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:
  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it.
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
  • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).
  • Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.
  • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group's (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow Chemical International Pvt Ltd

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) aims to be the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive customer-centric materials science company. The company is committed to delivering the right solutions to its customers' challenges. With broadest technology sets spanning performance materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics Dow India delivers differentiated science-based products and solutions in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, automobile, and consumer care.

A Great Place to Work Certified company with approximately over 1000 employees, its operations comprise of manufacturing sites, innovation center, established centers of excellence, and commercial office. As a responsible corporate, the company supports its Corporate Social Responsibility (program) with technology expertise and employee volunteerism. Dow India works with non-profit partners towards the empowerment of differently abled, women, and children in communities where it operates. The company aims to redefine the societal blueprint, by supporting holistic sustainability and circular economy initiatives.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on