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Finance Associate/Controllership (Pune, India)

ZS is the world's largest firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today's latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS' India Capability & Expertise Centers house more than 60% of ZS people across two locations in Gurgaon and Pune. Our teams work with colleagues across North America, Europe and East Asia to deliver sales and marketing projects to our end client, who drives our business. The Centers primarily support projects in the areas of Business Analysis, Business Operations and Business Technology.

ZS' Corporate Support teams operate the firm's core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication - whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

The Finance team is responsible for all ZS financial matters, including financial planning, analysis, reporting, accounts receivable, general ledger and tax.

FINANCE ASSOCIATE/CONTROLLERSHIP (Accounting & Regulatory Affairs)

We seek an experienced accounting professional who is organized and energetic, with superb interpersonal skills for our Pune, India office. The Finance Associate performs accounting and regulatory affairs functions for the ZS India office (New Delhi and Pune offices), including: all facets of statutory compliance work and ensuring that ZS complies with Indian tax regulations, as well as filing reports in a correct and timely manner, working with outside professionals as necessary.


  • Assist in month end and annual book closing activities in SAP;
  • Ensure timely posting and review of month-end provision;
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly and Annual Balance Sheet and P&L schedules
  • Coordinate with tax consultant for responding to queries/providing information;
  • Prepare schedules for audit and internal reporting purpose;
  • Assist in handling statutory and internal audit queries for India offices;
  • Undertake ad hoc requests related to improvements in SAP Reports etc. including User Acceptance Testing and Validation;
  • Respond to ad hoc queries related to Management Reports.


  • M.Com./MBA Finance with 3-4 years’ of relevant work experience and good academic record
  • 2-3 years’ relevant experience in financial reporting/taxation with multi-branch and multi-currency accounting, prior employment within IT or professional services strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of Service tax, TDS and VAT compliances including payments, filing return, and coordination of tax assessments;
  • Working Knowledge of STPI/SEZ compliances such as IC/PC application, bonding/de-bonding of capital assets, filing of MPR/QPR/APR etc.;
  • Knowledge of General Ledger accounting, tax regulations and implications;
  • Strong technical skills: well versed with SAP FI-CO modules and Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills and ability to establish effective working relationships across organizational levels;
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently and in teams;
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills, combined with attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is highly desired.

Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.

ZS Associates offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.


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