Lead/Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors.
Our CDF enables asset-intensive industries to make data-driven decisions. It makes the operational data available at scale and adds value to the data through data processing. The industrial data problem is at the heart of transforming asset-intensive industries to be safer, more sustainable and more profitable. Our platform is a robust and scalable platform built on many different technologies, each good at solving various challenges. We care deeply about the user experience and create products that users really want to use.
We are extending our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us to forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future!
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We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Senior Accountant to join our finance team in India. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a comprehensive array of accounts payable and month-end close tasks, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company standards.
This role requires effective communication skills, as it involves coordinating with teams across various time zones in the US and Europe.

Role and responsibilities

  • As our Lead/Senior Accountant joining the Finance team from Bengaluru, your effort reaches beyond that of just accounting and finance. This position will be important in being a culture bearer as a Cogniter at Cognite.
  • Besides this, the key role and responsibilityies are
    Accounts Payable Management:
  • Oversee and streamline vendor setup and communication processes.
  • Ensure timely collection and confirmation of vendor bank information and cross-checks with internal records.
  • Monitor and reconcile vendor payments, including scheduling ACH payments.
  • Handle expense management through Expensify, including organizing reimbursement, credit card reports, and managing user accounts.
  • Assist in booking payroll-related journal entries and allocations.
  • Month-End Close Activities:
  • Perform bank reconciliations and compile the balance sheet reconciliation workbooks.
  • Allocate employee benefits to cost centers accurately.
  • Ensure timely entries of journal uploads and credit card transactions.
  • Manage and compile accruals and assist in adjusting journal entries as needed.
  • Manage intercompany transactions and eliminations.
  • Reporting and Compliance:
  • Assist in the preparation and e-filing of US 1099 forms.
  • Support in audit preparations and adhere to audit compliance.
  • Address ad hoc requests and provide support for various audit and compliance projects.
  • Handling and managing the reporting and filing of TDS, GST, Service Tax and other statutory compliances
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:
  • Communicate effectively with international teams to ensure seamless financial operations.
  • Participate in initiatives to integrate and streamline finance operations between different software systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in accounting, with a focus on accounts payable and financial reporting.
  • Strong understanding of accounting software and databases; experience with NetSuite and Expensify is highly advantageous.
  • Good communication skills, with proficiency in English.
  • Ability to work flexibly and coordinate across different time zones.
Join the global Cognite community! 🌐
- Join an organization of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝
- ITPL office location (Bengaluru)
- A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
- Flat structure with direct access to decision-makers, with minimal amount of bureaucracy
- Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
- Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
- Hybrid work environment globally
Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀
Join us in making a real and lasting impact in one of the most exciting and fastest-growing new software companies in the world. We have repeatedly demonstrated that digital transformation, when anchored on strong DataOps, drives business value and sustainabilityfor clients and allows front-line workers, as well as domain experts, to make better decisions every single day. We were recognized as one of CNBC's top global enterprise technology startups powering digital transformation! And just recently, Frost & Sullivan named Cognite a Technology Innovation Leader! 🥇 Most recently Cognite Data Fusion® Achieved Industry First DNV Compliance for Digital Twins 🥇
Our values
Impact: Cogniters strive to make an impact in all that they do. We are result-oriented, always asking ourselves.
Ownership: Cogniters embrace a culture of ownership. We go beyond our comfort zones to contribute to the greater good, fostering inclusivity and sharing responsibilities for challenges and success.
Relentless: Cogniters are relentless in their pursuit of innovation. We are determined and deliverable (never ruthless or reckless), facing challenges head-on and viewing setbacks as opportunities for growth.
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If you're excited about the opportunity to work at Cognite and make a difference in the tech industry, we encourage you to apply today! We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities to join our team.
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