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Sr. Financial Accountant

Element AI

Element AI

Accounting & Finance
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. We move fast because the world can’t wait, and we innovate in ways no one else can for our customers and communities. By joining ServiceNow, you are part of an ambitious team of change makers who have a restless curiosity and a drive for ingenuity. We know that your best work happens when you live your best life and share your unique talents, so we do everything we can to make that possible. We dream big together, supporting each other to make our individual and collective dreams come true. The future is ours, and it starts with you.

With more than 7,700+ customers, we serve approximately 85% of the Fortune 500®, and we're proud to be one of FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World's Most Admired Companies™.

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Job Description

ServiceNow is currently looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to support our global accounting operations based out of the Hyderabad office. The successful candidate will work closely with the Accounting Management team from various locations, Internal/External Auditors, and Executive Management.

What we are looking for:

An energetic and ambitious CA/CPA/CMA/CPP with 3 to 5 years of experience in Accounting or Finance, who aims to build a career in Corporate Accounting. You will have the opportunity to learn alongside best-in-class professionals, in a role that will grow as you develop and are able to take on increased responsibility.

Excellent task prioritization and organizational skills are a must, as is the ability to cope with complexity in a fast-paced environment.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Corporate accounting as per the US GAAP reporting framework applicable to financial statement accruals, fixed assets, leases, and intercompany transactions as per the accounting guidance and company policy applicable.
  • Flux analysis for financial statement.
  • Audit schedule and information requested for global and local statutory audit
  • Preparation of accounting policy and working to review and update threshold analysis
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (corporate accounting, tax, DT,) to identify opportunities to improve and standardize processes and contribute towards close optimization
  • Understanding of the overall process and function in corporate accounting.
  • Drive close optimization and assist with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvements and automation to enhance efficiency
  • Prepare journal entries for the monthly close process.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and signoff.
  • Participate in month-end close by performing a variety of accounting tasks.
  • Ensure compliance with Company accounting policies and the application of generally acceptable accounting principles.
  • Problem solving attitude and managing a variety of situations where limited procedures currently exist.
  • Take on additional responsibilities as assigned


To be successful in this role you have:

  • 3+ years of accounting experience, preferably in an accounting center of excellence for a US MNC managing close for EMEA & APAC region
  • CA, CPA, CMA, and bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with accuracy.
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and payroll accounting would be an added advantage for this opportunity.
  • Ability to work effectively across time zones/geographies with key stakeholders. Experience working in a matrix organization would be an advantage.
  • A working knowledge of SAP is a must.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to question, execute, and proactively follow up
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment with accuracy.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel.


Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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