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JR-629 Requisition #

Job Title

Unit No. 3, First Floor, Ambience Corporate Tower II, Plot No. 3, Ambience Island, NH-8, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Business Area

Partnership Services

Global Career Band


Position Type


Days/Hours of Work

Monday to Friday, 13:30 hrs to 22:00 hrs/14:30 hrs to 23:00 hrs(during daylight saving)

Reports to
Head of Department

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise.  The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

Clifford Chance Business Services provides a wide range of IT Enabled Services to its client/parent company, Clifford Chance LLP. Having grown steadily over ten years, the company employs more than 500 highly skilled and experienced professionals enabling the organisation to successfully support its client in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Administration and Research
  • Legal Support Centre
  • Document Production Unit
  • Project Management and Continuous Improvement

The broad scope of the role involves managing successful operation of Account Closing and Management Reporting Processes


Key responsibilities

  • This is Delhi Office of Clifford Chance LLP Reg in UK, which provides support to our 30+ offices worldwide. 
  • In this role you will work in Record to Report team and your responsibility it is to manage, improve and support the end-to-end process. You will be the owner for a select set of financial processes which includes :
  • Review of the General Ledger Analysis including P&L analysis, calculating Accruals and Prepayments, analysis of direct and indirect costs, entity consolidation, cost allocation.
  • Finalization & formulation of Company's Accounting policies in consultation with the Financial controller's
  • Finalization of quarterly & yearly financial statements and other reporting deliverables under IFRS standards are completed within the stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of financial statements along with compliance with the applicable accounting standards. Board reporting and audit query management.
  • Ensure smooth completion of all audits and other compliances
  • Detailed analysis of monthly financials of the entities and Variance analysis before GL close.
  • Should have regular review of local and global changes wrt to Financial Reporting & compliances, applicability and implementation of the same.
  • Ensuring the timely recording of all month end items and closure of GL books as per the agreed KPIs.
  • Monthly review of Balance Sheet account reconciliations, analysis of the open aged items and suggesting the resolution for the same.
  • Validation and distribution of regular Management reports, KPIs and all ad- hoc reports as required.
  • Ensuring compliance with rules and Internal Audit recommendations.
  • You will work with Financial Controllers to set and maintain service levels and to deliver a high standard of output whilst managing expectations within the confines of the Finance system.
  • You will need to establish a structure so that all work is completed in a controlled, accurate, timely and consistent way to ensure data integrity and quality; in accordance with standard policies and ensuring that statutory requirements for all offices are met. 
  • You will work with the supervisors to aid the development of the skills of each team, aiding the career development of your staff.
  • You will be responsible for conducting trainings, refreshers and updating documentation & controls.
  • You will aid to the development of the skills of the team, aiding the career development of your members by sharing regular feedbacks, regular catch up. You will be responsible for Appraisal process of your team.
  • You will be responsible to guide your functional teams and share the best practices in your process.
  • You will be responsible for sharing the progress reports, dashboards of the Projects with the Management. 
  • You will identify areas of risk to the financial integrity of transactions and recommend safeguard against financial loss or miss-statement.
  • You will recommend processing improvements to maximize efficiency without jeopardizing financial control or compliance with Clifford Chance policy and Statutory requirements.
  • You will identify & recommend new Finance work that can be transitioned to the Delhi Office and lead transitions as & when required.
  • You will keep processes and transactions Audit ready.

Personal Success Characteristics

  • Proven ability to handle complexity of the Finance Processes.
  • Strong problem solving, trouble shooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meeting timelines.
  • Highly motivated and creative, bringing fresh ideas to the table.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and dedication.
  • Organizational and Strategic thinking.
  • Comfortable working in a team as well as on your own.
Skills & Experience
  • Qualified CA with 7+ years of post-qualification experience with experience of financial reporting, consolidation and analysis in a complex environment
  • Experience of ORACLE & HFM.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite: Word, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Certification in Lean and/or Certification in / implementation Knowledge/projects of IFRS will be an added advantage. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with general accounting, month end close procedures, reconciliations, eliminations and consolidations, internal reporting & analytics and working with external auditors
  • Strong knowledge of financial statements, including balance sheet & income statement, cash flows, variance analysis and ability to interpret relationships within financial results
  • Conceptual and practical experience in researching, understanding and communicating technical accounting issues
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills with strong time management, organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels across the organization
Client Focus

At Clifford Chance, we believe in bringing the client - both internal and external - to the centre of everything we do. To do this we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit people who not only excel in their field but who are also client focused.

We are looking for people who:

can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to understand their Stakeholder's priorities;

are self-starters but also team players ready to help others and contribute to the overall success;

listen, understand, question and deliver; and

are reliable and responsive, and worked in an environment of "client first"

In short, we are looking for people who are motivated by client satisfaction and who strive to exceed the expectations of their clients.

Equal Opportunities

We believe in equality of opportunity for all job applicants and employees regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity or origin, disability, creed or religion, sexual orientation or age.


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