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Senior Analyst - Close and Consolidation



Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Company Description

About Freshworks:

Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end user. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a global team operating from 13 global locations to serve more than 65,000 companies -- from startups to public companies – that rely on Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience (CRM, CX) and employee experience (ITSM).
Freshworks’ cloud-based software suite includes Freshdesk (omni-channel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshchat (AI-powered bots), supported by Neo, our underlying platform of shared services.

Freshworks is featured in global national press including CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg and has been a BuiltIn Best Place to work in San Francisco and Denver for the last 3 years. Our customer ratings have earned Freshworks products TrustRadius Top Rated Software ratings and G2 Best of Awards for Best Feature Set, Best Value for the Price and Best Relationship.

Job Description

Job Description
The Senior Staff Accountant - Close and Consolidation will play a crucial support role to the Manager - Close and Consolidation.
Responsibilities include:
 Participating in the monthly, quarterly, and annual book close processes, analyzing general ledgers for fluctuations,
and working with the team to develop and maintain effective internal controls.
 Preparing monthly bank reconciliation statements using Blackline and signing off.
 Maintaining the fixed assets register in Netsuite.
 Approving prepaid invoices and preparing prepaid workpapers.
 Accounting for intercompany transactions and understanding consolidation elimination concepts.
 Participating in financial close activities and preparing variance analysis on actuals.
 Identifying process improvements in the fixed asset and bank reconciliation processes as part of continuous
improvement initiatives.
 Possessing knowledge of US GAAP and Local GAAP, and identifying differences in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP).
 Supporting the team in preparing Ind AS financial statements and reporting schedules for SEC reporting.
 Supporting consolidated and standalone entity audit requirements and addressing auditor queries.
 Validating system interfaces and troubleshooting general ledger issues, such as integration errors from other tools and
forex discrepancies.
 Ensuring compliance by adhering to internal control requirements (SOX), maintaining updated documentation, and
collaborating with the close team on special projects.
 Collaborating with various stakeholders (FP&A, AP, Tax, and Revenue) to ensure sufficient information flow for task
 Contributing ideas to improve productivity and assisting in close team project implementations to enhance

Additional Information

● Chartered Accountant qualifications (India) or CPA US equivalent with 3 months to 1 year post qualification experience
● Attention to detail is a must
● Strong accounting and book-keeping background
● Ability to recognize unusual transactions, trends, or variations and communicate findings
● Proficiency in Word, Excel, and power-point required
● Experience of working knowledge in Finance ERP (Netsuite) is an added advantage

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.