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Associate/Senior Associate - Tax

 

JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE/SENIOR ASSOCIATE - TAX

LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

ROLE:  

We're looking for an Accounts Associate to be a key member of our growing Finance & Accounting team. This role would report to the Associate Manager – Finance / Manager – Finance and would be responsible for key processes such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Month end closing and Statutory Compliances. All GST compliances, data entry in Tally version 6/7, reporting, returns and preparing data for GST audits would also fall under this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Data entry in Tally / Other accounting package and ability to close books by 5th of every month
  • Weekly paycycles for vendor and employee reimbursements, cheque preparation, online bank transfers, follow up of inadequate or missing documentation or supportings with employees/vendors specially in terms of invoicing requirements under GST
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations, handling petty cash for all branches, managing Bank relationships
  • Group/Branch accounting in Tally latest version from a GST perspective
  • Extracting data from Tally/accounting package and preparing basic level information/responses for Income tax/Service tax/GST audits from authorities.
  • Understand system operations between Tally and GSTN and related API’s as to how they work and how data needs to flow amongst systems
  • Detailed knowledge of vendor management, invoice verification, TDS deductions, compliances and returns, preparing responses to notices received on TDS etc. Collection and maintenance of KYC documents on file for new vendors
  • Fixed Asset register maintenance, physical verification, insurance of assets, depreciation calculation
  • Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet preparation, circulation of MIS as and when required to different stakeholders
  • Periodic Regulatory / tax payments and filing of tax Returns & Report under Income Tax, Service Tax, GST, Profession Tax, Provident Fund and other applicable laws

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commerce graduate with atleast 5-8 years experience in a reputed organization preferably a MNC/large private/public Limited Company
  • Knowledge of GST Act, Rules, operational aspects is a must have. The candidate needs to have handled Service tax extensively in the past.
  • Knowledge of Systems and data flow, databases, past experience in an ERP environment will be preferable in addition to Tally
  • Capability to highlight critical issues with impact and provide solutions within and outside the Finance team
  • Expert level knowledge of Excel, spreadsheets, macros etc
  • Strong analytical mind and excellent verbal & written communication skills with a customer service focus 
  • Knowledge of Indian Accounting standards and Direct/Indirect Tax laws is a must have
  • Engage with and provide necessary assistance to internal & external stakeholders on need basis
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills and abilities
  • High energy and positive attitude
  • Interest in Bollywood and Indian content a major plus

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings

 

 

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