Manager Finance (AtR, Taxation & Compliances)

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
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Full Time
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Job Description

Manager - AtR Taxation, compliances

Overall Objective

  • Ensure Accounting to Reporting requirements for AH Legal Entity are met in accordance with Indian and Group Reporting needs.
  • Providing support to Manufacturing Organization in terms of various operational matters, processes - accounting, reporting, taxation, fixed assets management.
  • Establish strong partnership with Business Support Center (BSC) Organization for ensuring required operational support from and to Local Finance Teams.
  • Establishing adequate and sound internal control system and ensure sustained execution of such controls.
  • Ensuring all regulatory/statutory requirements relating to AH Legal Entity are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accounting to Reporting - Timely monthly closing in line with USGAAP. Liaison with Regional office and with Business Support Centers and global stakeholders to ensure required support to and from Local Finance Teams. Ensure implementation of group policies and procedures. Preparation of accruals, prepaid expenses and BS reconciliations in blackline. Review and analysis of monthly P&L and BS
  • Fixed Assets - Establish and maintain Fixed Assets Management process. Work closely with Site Finance FP&A for ensuring correct and timely assets capitalization, adequate accounting controls and procedures on CAPEX.
  • Financial Audits - Prepare financial statements in accordance with IND AS requirements. Work closely with statutory auditors to ensure timely audits and certification of AH legal entity in India. Responsible for activities related to preparation of schedules, overviews required for audit. Close co-ordination with all internal stakeholders, Finance Team, BSC, our Manufacturing Division Site to ensure all audit requirements are met.
  • Internal Financial Controls Review- Ensure Companies Act requirements related Internal Financial Controls are met. Execute IFC review plan in close co-ordination with external auditors, internal stakeholders to ensure no adverse observations are noted in internal financial processes.
  • Direct Taxation - Adhere to all required direct taxation and Transfer Pricing compliances - Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Tax Filings. Handle all tax litigations in close co-ordination with tax consultants, regulatory authorities to ensure all responses are met and refunds due to entity are achieved. Responsible for preparation of segmental P&L for Transfer Pricing study report.
  • Business Support - Inform and educate internal stakeholders on taxation matters impacting business operations, Extend support in preparing and implementing required processes to ensure such tax requirements are met.
  • Provide guidance and support to other functions of the organization in areas of selecting appropriate GL Accounts, Cost Centers, WHT requirements, GST tax codes. Coordinating between our Manufacturing Division and AP team.
  • Collaborative working with Site Finance Manager to ensure all required financial controls are in place.

Key Relationships


  • Functional Stakeholders
  • Business Support Center


  • Statutory Auditors
  • Law firms
  • Tax Consultants

Person Specifications


  • Chartered Accountant


  • 7-8 years in accounting, reporting and direct taxes
  • Knowledge of Ind AS
  • Well-versed with WHT requirements
  • Good Microsoft Excel, Data Management Skills
  • GST knowledge
  • Experience in SAP STS, FICO modules
  • Experience of working with Shared Service Centres - Added advantage

Critical Competencies

Role Specific

  • Good analytical skills
  • Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Multi-tasking skills,
  • Time-commitment driven,
  • In-depth understanding of accounting principles


  • Good inter-personal communication skills
  • Customer focus
  • Process Management

Who We Are ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What We Look For ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status



VISA Sponsorship

Travel Requirements

Flexible Work Arrangements



Valid Driving License

Hazardous Material(s)

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Job Posting End Date 06/18/2024

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Requisition ID R296043
Skills: Fico, WHT, Gst, Ind As, Microsoft Excel

Experience: 7.00-8.00 Years