Senior Manager - Finance & Accounting

Mumbai   |   Full Time

Company Introduction 

CometChat harnesses the power of chat by helping thousands of businesses around the world create customized in-app messaging experiences. Our products allow developers to seamlessly add voice, video and text chat to their websites and mobile apps so that their users can communicate with each other, resulting in a unified customer experience, increased engagement and retention, and revenue growth.

In 2019, CometChat was selected into the exclusive Techstars Boulder Accelerator. CometChat (Industry CPaaS: communication-platform-as-a-service) has also been listed among the top 10 best SaaS companies by G2 Crowd. With solid financials, strong organic growth and increasing interest in developer tool-focused companies (from the market and with top technical talent), we’re heading into an exciting period of growth and acceleration. CometChat is backed by seasoned investors such as iSeed Ventures, Range Ventures, Silicon Badia, eonCapital and Matchstick Ventures.

A global business from the start, we have 60+  team members across our Denver and Mumbai offices serving over 50,000 customers around the world. We’ve had an exciting journey so far, and we know this is just the beginning!

CometChat’s Mission

Enable meaningful connections between real people in an increasingly digital world.

CometChat’s Products

CometChat offers a robust suite of cloud-hosted text, voice and video options that meet businesses where they are–whether they need drag and drop plugins that can be ready within 30 minutes or if they want more advanced features and can invest development resources to launch the experience that will best serve their users.

 ● Quickly build a reliable & full-featured chat experience into any mobile or web app

● Fully customizable SDKs and API designed to help companies ship faster

At every step, CometChat helps customers solve complex infrastructure, performance, and security challenges, regardless of the platform. But there is so much more! With over 20 ready-to-use extensions, customers can build an experience and get the data, analysis, and insights they need to drive their business forward.

CometChat’s solutions are perfect for every kind of chat including:

● Social community – Allowing people in online communities to interact without moving the conversation to another platform

● Marketplace – Enabling communications between buyers and sellers

● Events – Bringing thousands of users together to interact without diminishing the quality of the experience

● Telemedicine – Making connections between patients and providers more accessible

● Dating – Keeping people engaged while they connect with one another

● And more!

CometChat is committed to fostering a culture of innovation & collaboration. Our people are our strength so we respect and nurture their individual talent and potential. Join us if you are looking to be a part of a high-growth team!

Position Overview & Priorities

Position: Sr. Manager

Reporting to the Co-founder, the incoming candidate will prepare key financial reports, including statutory accounts, management accounts, and financial plans. Take responsibility for the day-to-day management accounting and provide financial support to other departments, teams, and budget holders as appropriate. Top priorities for this role would be:

  • Financial Accounting: Lead and supervise the preparation of monthly accounts, and day-to-day management accounting responsibilities. Compilation and reporting under Indian Accounting Standards, in line with various requirements of the Companies Act, GST, and Income Tax.
  • Banking: Work closely with banks on remittances, and treasury management
  • Cashflow Planning: Prepare, track and update cashflow plan
  • Management Reports: Prepare monthly management reports for all key decision-makers
  • Investor Reports: Prepare, analyze and circulate reports for investors
  • Statutory Accounts: Lead preparation of annual statutory financial statements and related notes, in conjunction with the auditors 
  •  Budget and Financial Plans: Assist with the preparation of the organization’s annual budget and future financial plans.
  •  Monthly Financials: Prepare monthly Profit & Loss accounts & Balance sheet reconciliations
  •  GST/TDS: Supervise and comply with regulatory requirements like GST/TDS
  •  Financial Support: Provide financial support to departments, teams and budget holders as appropriate.
  •  Liaising with various professionals/consultants - auditors, financial advisors, tax and compliance experts (India and US).

Work Location 
Mumbai, Chembur

Prioritized Experiences and Capabilities

  • Preferred CA or MBA
  • 7 to 9 years of experience in a similar role, with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role
  • Prior experience working with IT companies
  • Demonstrate high quality interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strives for and encourages continuous improvement and consistently delivers high-quality services
  • Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resources
  • Ability to function in a consultative style and to drive for results through cross-functional interactions

Core Values

Go above and beyond for the customer: We are obsessed with ensuring every customer is taken care of, no matter how big or small they are. We truly believe their problems are our problems and will stop at next to nothing to see them succeed.

Act with integrity: Be honest, be authentic and genuine, be open and do the right thing, no matter who’s watching. We know what we know, and what we don’t know, we’ll let you know. And then we’ll do our darndest to figure out a solution.

Be relentless: Never stop innovating. Be relentless in trying new things, and improving our product. Challenge the status quo, embrace learning curves, and don’t be afraid to fail. Focus on the outcome and everything else will fall into place.

Be curious: Practice empathy. Anticipate customer needs, and solve them before they get there. If you don’t understand something, ask questions and learn.

Have fun: Laugh. Be positive and kind. Make people feel good. Life is too short to not spend time doing what you love with folks you enjoy being around.

Interview Process

Our goal is to make sure you have the chance to get to know CometChat as we learn more about you. Through a series of conversations with CometChat’s founders and key stakeholders, we’ll want to learn more about your strategic and functional expertise, and your passion. We hope that you’ll bring questions and ideas to each conversation and suggest ways that we can get to know you and your capabilities better.

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