Lead Finance partner

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Company Overview

At Synamedia, we have close to 2,400 uniquely talented people working together across the globe to achieve our vision of transforming the way the world is entertained and informed. As the largest global provider of video solutions, you can be part of building and delivering the most complete, secure, and advanced end-to-end technology platform. Our solutions combined with our partnership with over 200 customers worldwide means we are touching the lives of millions of people everywhere. We think that is quite exciting!

When welcoming new people to our team we are always looking for opportunities to bring in new ideas, those who ask the challenging questions and have the curiosity to learn. These qualities are important to us as we innovate solutions, seize more opportunities to partner with our customers and make a difference as we collaborate to innovate the future of video.

Our values connect us. Our diversity gives us strength. Our curiosity inspires creativity. If that sounds like the place, you would like to be then we look forward to hearing more from you.

Role Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-paced scale-up Technology business. This role will be pivotal in helping Synamedia build the Group Accounting function in Chennai which will help enable it to achieve its global ambitions.

You may have worked for a growing company and experienced an exciting growth journey or you may have worked for a larger company but had a similarly exciting journey in one of their business units. You will be a technically strong accountant with exposure to IFRS. You will have audit experience, preferably both in practice and in an international group of companies.

We are looking for someone to be the lead for Group accounting in Chennai for Synamedia, including audit finalization for Synamedia Group, internal controls, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with internal and external reporting obligations and to positively impact business performance.

We are looking for a Group Accountant with a growth mindset, committed to making the business better. You will take initiative, produce results and collaborate effectively with a talented team.

You will develop key senior stakeholder relationships and provide insightful and timely reporting and challenge. You will know what good looks like and be an advocate for change.


  • Involved in preparation of the Group annual report and financial statements under IFRS and the UK statutory accounts.
  • Responsible for reporting on Group balance sheet performance, co-ordinating detailed analysis and review.
  • Assisting on Group and UK audit at year end, working closely with our auditors and international internal team members.
  • Involvement with month-end processes and Group consolidation, performing processes independently.
  • You will manage and co-ordinate the monthly Group closing calendar for the Synamedia Group of companies.
  • IFRS 16 calculations, monthly journals and policies update
  • Assisting on Transfer Pricing Policies update
  • Involving in and leading other Group Finance projects
  • Leads various workstreams to transform and improve accounting and internal control processes across the Synamedia business.
  • Collaborates and works with Group Financial Controller and CFO and other key senior stakeholders, diverse accounting teams, Centre of Excellence and other business stakeholders.
  • Managing and delivering on multiple key projects requiring extensive collaboration.
  • You will own certain internal controls and policies for the Synamedia Group to ensure conformance and compliance with generally-accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other statutory requirements.
  • You will maintain the appropriate internal control environments of the company and update the controls documentation as systems or processes are modified.

Personal Attributes And Experience

  • You will have the gravitas to be a Finance leader in our COE in Chennai.
  • Experience: Qualified Chartered Accountant / ACCA with post-qualification experience of 10+ years in industry, preferably Software, Telecoms, Media and Technology companies.
  • You will have good exposure to and knowledge of both IFRS and US GAAP and should have managed the accounting for entities in different countries.
  • Demonstrable experience managing complicated accounting issues including some of the following: lease accounting, PPE, Goodwill , fixed assets, accruals and payment amortization.
  • Able to work with and manage difference stakeholders outside of India and within India
  • Able to work out of our Chennai COE under a hybrid working model, 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.
  • You will be motivated by a desire to deliver best in class accounting and embed a continuous improvement ethos in the business.
  • Clear and effective organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and provide practical and timely solutions to issues with keen instincts leveraging appropriate professional / organisational experience.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities while staying flexible, organized, and humble along the way,
  • Collaborative team player with a learner mindset who gets energy driving outcomes and is motivated by the opportunity to play a pro-active role in SynamediaĆ¢s growth.

A Culture of Belonging

We want to let you know that Synamedia is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, engagement activities and services to support all our people.

More information

If this role sparks your interest, have any questions, or require any accommodations to be made to help you through your application, please reach out to our recruitment team who will be happy to help. Your recruiter is Dinesh and can be reached for more information or to apply: [HIDDEN TEXT]
Skills: Ifrs, Fixed Assets, Acca, Accounting, Internal Controls, Accruals, Us Gaap, Problem-solving, Communication, Audit, Organizational, Project Management

Experience: 10.00-12.00 Years