General Manager -Finance and Taxation

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
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Job Description: General Manager -Finance and Taxation

Department: Finance

Primary Location: Mumbai

Reporting: Dy. Chief Financial Officer - Havas Creative Network


We're seeking an accomplished professional with 8-12 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant to lead our Finance and Taxation team. The ideal candidate will possess a robust background in statutory compliances, Tax, audits, accounting, and corporate finance. This pivotal role requires a strategic thinker who can navigate complex financial landscapes and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

1.Overview of the tax and compliance litigations.
  • Proposing and finalising Compliance policies for Group
  • Working towards Centralizing the and having an oversight and management of group-wide tax compliance
  • Assisting on Group litigation including review of the Group litigation, assisting on appeal drafting.
  • Ensuring the visibility on the Group Litigation & Contingent liabilities including developing trackers for having visibility.
  • Ensuring the Group Compliances are properly met for TDS, GST, PF, PT, Shop establishment, etc.
  • Ensuring the Annual ROC filings are done.
  • Ensuring completion of the timely completion of the audits, including tax audits, Statutory audits, Internal audits and group audits.
  • To drive uniformity across Group for e.g. Client & Vendor on boarding process, segregation of duties, periodic review of books of account/ compliance/ reconciliation/group policies
  • Health check of financial systems
  • Contact review process.
  • Balance sheet review of all legal entities
  • Additional project to bring efficiency on tax incurring by the company.

Managing the Transfer pricing compliances
  • Managing the transfer pricing and ensuring of the filing of the transfer Pricing compliances including providing support to the entities for developing the transfer pricing documentations.
  • Ensuring the documentations for the transfer pricing for global entities and ensuring transfer pricing certifications and preparation of the study reports
  • Understanding cost plus markup model for the recharge for the group companies out of India

Integration Activities
  • Working on developing the Standard operating procedures for the Group including developing SOP's
  • Working on assisting the Group team wherever required on the software implementation activities.
  • Checking on the proper flow of the corporate cost allocation.

Merger & Acquisitions
  • Assisting in and financial analysis to identify potential M&A targets.
  • Providing support in identifying issues relating to taxation & compliance in the target entities.
  • Supporting and collaborating with external consultant and Advisories on various task including due diligence and preparation of the onboarding documentations.

Post M&A Compliances
  • Working and co-ordination with the acquisition entities on the plan for integration of the finance functions and provide support functions as and when required.
  • Woking on the complete integration plan for the onboarded entities and providing required support for the post acquisition compliances including the MCA & FEMA related Compliances.
  • Working on the fund requirements for acquisitions (EO/BO) including Issue of share-capital as required, initiating the valuation reports and filing of the FEMA compliances.

About Havas Creative Network India

Havas Creative Network India is the conglomerate of creative agencies and home to some of the most talented people in the disciplines of creativity, strategy, design, experiential, content, PR, CX and UX. Our extensive in-house capabilities across all communication disciplines and best-in-class partners allow it to create custom, purpose-built solutions that help drive clients' businesses. Its ethos and philosophy are firmly within the global framework Meaningful Brands through which we make Meaningful Difference to consumers. It includes Havas Worldwide India (Creative), Havas CX India (customer experience), Havas People India (talent communication), Think Design (UI/UX), Conran Design Group Mumbai (branding & design), PR Pundit Havas Red (PR), Shobiz (experiential marketing), Shobiz Exhibits (exhibitions), and Prose on Pixels


For more information, visit & follow @HavasCreativeIN on social media.

About Havas

Founded in 1835 in Paris, Havas is one of the world's largest global communications networks, with more than 22,000 people in over 100 countries sharing one single mission: to make a meaningful difference to brands, businesses, and people. Havas has developed a fully integrated model through its 70+ Havas Villages around the world, covering all communication activities. The teams of the three business units, Havas Creative Network, Havas Media Network and Havas Health & You, work together with agility and in perfect synergy to offer tailor-made, innovative solutions to clients that support them in their positive transformation. Havas is committed to building a diverse culture where everybody feels they belong and can be themselves and thrive. Havas integrated into Vivendi, a global leader in media, entertainment, and communications, in December 2017. Further information about Havas is available at

About Havas India

Havas India gathers the expertise of 20 agencies and specialised divisions across 3 verticals: Havas Media Network - Havas Media, PivotRoots (integrated digital), Arena Media, Havas Media Tribes (out-of-home), Havas Market (e-commerce), Havas Play (sports, entertainment & content), Havas Programmatic Hub (programmatic trading desk), Havas Analytics (data & analytics), Socialyse (pure play social media), and Havas Play Gameplan (sports marketing); Havas Creative Network - Havas Worldwide India (creative), Havas People India (talent communications & employer branding), Havas CX India (customer experience), Think Design (UX/UI), Shobiz (experiential marketing), Shobiz Exhibits (exhibitions) Conran Design Group Mumbai (branding & design), PR Pundit Havas Red (PR), and Prose on Pixels (content-at-scale); Havas Health & You - Havas Life Sorento (health & wellness communications). With its unique Village model, it is an integrated network present across 3 Villages in Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bengaluru, and regional offices in Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai, with over 2000+ professionals and associates.

As one of India's fastest growing and agile networks, Havas India has bagged multiple new clients across verticals and won several prestigious awards over the last 2 years including the group being Great Place To Work® Certified™ twice in a row (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023 & Dec 2023 - Dec 2024), consistently being featured in the top 3 at R3 New Business League rankings, and winning at Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year awards, e4m Indian Marketing Awards 2023, ABBY One Show 2023, Campaign Women Leading Change awards, and more. Our CSR programs, DE&I initiatives, and being actively involved in various industry associations is what keeps us invested as a network that has a clear mission of making a meaningful difference to brands, businesses and people.

For more information, visit and follow Havas India on social media.

Skills: Corporate Finance, Transfer Pricing, Accounting, Audits, Statutory Compliances, Tax

Experience: 8.00-12.00 Years