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Posting Title:Financial Assistant
Job Location: Chennai, India
Skill Required: Accounts And Finance,
Preferred Experience: Above 2 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 09th Sep, 2022

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Job Description:

A Financial Assistant is a professional who is in charge of keeping track of an organization’s finances. They enter data into databases, prepare financial statements, process invoices, and support other employees throughout any accounting processes.

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Duties and Accountabilities:

Under the guidance and supervision of the ITSGC Chennai Operations Team Lead, the Finance Assistant will have specific responsibilities outlined below:

His/her primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, some combination of the following activities to support any of the business lines across ITSVP departments:

•Reviewing and processing all queues in the Admin Portal Request system in accordance to the relevant procurement policies and procedures.

•Ensure that purchase orders are created for executed Admin Portal Requests and follow through until the purchase order is released.

•Prepare biweekly/ monthly commitment monitoring reports and follow up with Task Team Leaders for timely clearance of outstanding commitments.

•Resolving any exception situations that may arise related to Admin Portal Requests and working with the teams and Business Units across the Bank to resolve issues.

•Perform investigation and rectify failed service entry sheet transactions.

•Liaising with HQ and various Business Units across the Bank to resolve issues or effect action.

•Reviewing and processing fixed asset disposal requests in accordance with the relevant asset disposal policies and procedures.

•Assist in monitoring outstanding Statement of Expenses (SOEs) and follow up with delinquent travelers as per the Travel Policies and Procedures.

•Assist in calculating Volume Discounts and/or Service Level Agreement credits.

•Review and process year-end accrual transactions in accordance with the relevant accrual procedures and coordinate with relevant business units and teams to ensure timely processing of accruals within the established timeline.

•Perform post-accrual reviews and ensure accrued transactions are cleared within the established timeline.

•Follow up with Business Units and Task Team Leads in resolving aging vendor invoices.

•Provide support in preparing reports using advanced Excel skills.

Selection Criteria:

•Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with minimum 2 years of relevant experience in SAP or equivalent system-based accounting and procurement transaction processing and reviewing activities.

•Previous experience as an SAP Transaction Specialist would be preferred. Excellent understanding of relevant procedures and processes related to SAP/Admin Portal transactions.

•An understanding of procurement processes and policies will be a plus.

•Quick learner with a high level of initiative, drive, and attention to detail.

•Proven problem-solving skills with the capacity to multi-task, deliver high-quality results and respond quickly and effectively to requests.

•Excellent communication and presentation skills.

•Strong interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to work in a respectful, team-oriented, and multi-cultural work environment.

•Flexibility to overlap with U.S. hours and work on the U.S. holiday calendar will be required to meet reporting deadlines along with a willingness to travel to Bank offices as needed.

•The highest ethical standards.


•Finance /Procurement Literacy – Can understand finance/procurement processes; reads and analyzes finance/procurement reports and compliance.

•Control – Understand the basic concepts of risk management and internal control frameworks.

•Client Orientation – Able to establish partnership-based working relationships with internal/external clients.

•Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.

•Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.


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