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Head of Financial Reporting and Control
Giift
Colombo

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Giift is the leading provider of end-to-end loyalty solutions for banking, payments, travel, utilities, retail, and many other sectors. Our comprehensive suite of products comprising Corporate Rewards Solutions, Employee Rewards, Incentives & Pay-outs, and Merchant Rewards Solutions caters to every aspect of the loyalty market, helping clients attract, engage, and retain customers or employees like never before.
 
We are spread across 55+ countries fostering a network of over 1 million merchants and catering to over 65 million users through our more than 3,000 Tier 1& 2 clients. Staying true to our pioneering ideology, we are continuously setting new benchmarks for the Loyalty & Rewards Industry across the globe. You'll fit right in if you are talented with a great work ethic and passion for proactive problem-solving. Be a part of an exceedingly progressive company to further your career.
 
Financial Reporting
 
·      Lead Company’s financial reporting end-to-end. This shall include statutory reporting and management reporting, at standalone and group consolidated level.
·      Lead month end closing process and reporting pack, working with controllers at each group entity. Developing full group financial statements including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement.
·      Perform consolidation of financial statements for the entire group, in compliance with IFRS.
·      Perform accounting for M&A activities by the group, including capital raise as well as acquisitions and investments in subsidiaries and joint ventures.
·      Lead technical accounting matters and compliance with IFRS and reporting regulations.
·      Review accounting policies across the group, upgrading them to ensure compliance with IFRS and best practices, as well as consistency across the Group portfolio. Special focus on (i) Revenue recognition policy (ii) Capitalization of IP; and (iii) Accounting for employee share options.
·      Lead statutory audits across the group with a Big 4 firm, ensuring timely completion .
·      Implement a system of internal control to ensure accurate reporting of financial information.
·      Leading full implementation of the ERP system to enable accurate accounting and reporting.
·      Investigate and rectify any accounting errors in prior reporting periods.
·      Improving on timelines and accuracy of reporting.
 
Financial Controlling
 
·      Lead working capital management across the group, including intra-group liquidity management.
·      Automate processes such as invoicing.
·      Foster and nurture stakeholder relationships including with strategic partners in the sustainable finance ecosystem and the system.
·      Provide ad hoc financial reporting and analytical support as required
 
Qualifications:
 
·      A qualified Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka OR Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales) / ACCA / CPA or equivalent.
·      At least over 8 years of experience.
·      Experience in a Big 4 accounting firm is mandatory (ideally at least 4 years or above).
·      Should be currently working in a senior finance role at a reputed multinational organization, specializing in group financial reporting.
·      Managerial experience in a SaaS, fintech or technology industry strongly preferred.
·      Experience in leading a geographically spread team in a multinational group environment (experience of working internationally is an added advantage).
·      Expert level understanding of IFRS and reporting standards applicable to the technology industry.
·      Strong experience in performing group financial statement consolidation.
·      Strong experience in technical accounting, as well as M&A accounting.
·      Experience of clearing complex group audits with Big 4 firms.
·      Candidate with strong commercial acumen and financial knowledge
·      Hands-on execution, problem solving capability and result oriented
·      Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage projects concurrently.
·      Experience implementing ERP systems, processes, and controls. SOX implementation experience is a plus.
·      Proven supervisory and leadership skills.
·      Highly effective written and verbal communications skills in English language.
·      Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work streams and strong attention to detail.

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