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Sands Capital
Sands Capital

Accountant - General Ledger



Accounting & Finance
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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Snowflake is looking to hire an Associate Accountant to be a part of its world class Accounting and Finance Organization. The position requires a well-rounded individual who has demonstrated the ability to deliver results in a high-growth, dynamic, and fast-paced environment. You are versatile, analytical, motivated, creative, intellectually curious, a strong communicator and collaborator. You will work on areas of Cash and Bank, Prepaid, PO and non-PO based accruals, Fixed Assets, and Intangible, projects accounting. To be successful in this role you should have a clear understanding of general accounting principles for the above areas. Furthermore, working knowledge of a global ERP system is greatly beneficial. The primary duties of this position are project accounting for acquired entities, recording accruals, reviewing purchase requisitions and invoices, prepaid amortization, net down of prepaid, review of prepaid items for proper classification, accounting for Fixed Assets, performing the month-end and quarter-end close processes. This role also requires monthly reconciliations and audit support. You will also be required to maintain effective internal controls and ensure accounting activities are US GAAP compliant. Additionally, there will be ad-hoc projects to help streamline and update the processes and reporting.

Responsibilities – Project Accounting: Responsible for end-to-end accounting. The main areas would be as below.

Responsibilities – Prepaid

○ Review Opex and prepaid lines capitalization classification

○ Prepare and enter journal entries for amortization, correction, and classification of prepaid items.

○ Identify and process entries for transactions that qualify as prepaid expenses.

○ Book monthly/Quarterly prepaid net down and LT/ST reclass entries

○ Prepare schedule for prepaid expenses

Responsibilities – Accruals

○ PO and Non-PO accrual booking during close

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○ Recons and flux for accruals

Responsibilities – Cash Accounting

○ Record cash and bank activity.

Responsibilities – Month close

○ Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for all the accounts related to above areas

○ Manage reconciliation tool and follow up with various teams for completion of tasks

○ Track open items in the Balance Sheet Accounts and work with stakeholders to resolve them in a timely manner

○ Deep dive and explain significant movements in account balances by way of a commentary (Balance sheet Flux)

○ Provide the required support for external, internal and SOX audits, process walkthroughs and workflows as and when required (primarily during quarter and year end audits)

○ Work with cross functional teams to identify problems and process gaps and propose reasonable and creative solutions to improve processes including opportunities for automating manual processes or activities within a process

○ Create process documentation namely Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and update them at regular intervals in consultation with relevant stakeholders

○ Provide the required support for external, internal and SOX audits, process walkthroughs and workflows as and when required (primarily during quarter and year end audits)

○ Adhere to the accounting and reporting deadlines as described in the monthly close calendar.


  • Bachelor / Master of Commerce, or Accounting Technician (ICAI) or Diploma in Business Administration (DBA), CA Inter, CA/CPA/CMA
  • Graduate with 3 - 6 years’ experience with a multinational company or CA with 0 to 2 years’ experience. Experience of working in an Information Technology Company will be desirable
  • Required to work shifts to overlap with US time zones on critical days of month / quarter / year end close
  • Hands on experience on Workday ERP is preferred
  • Working Knowledge on reconciliation tool would be a plus
  • Hands-on experience on MS office (Excel, Word etc.). Good command over Excel is required
  • Proactive and problem-solving attitude
  • Good command on English speaking and writing.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adapts quickly to changes in a dynamic organizational structure and business processes
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Is a team player