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NA (VP - Finance)  [11.0yrs - 15.0] yrs exp.
Posted On: Nov 06, 2017

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Job Description

Tracxn (www.tracxn.com) is a Bangalore based product company providing a research and deal sourcing platform for Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds, Fortune 500 Corporates, and professionals working around the startup ecosystem. We are one of the largest providers of data around the start-up ecosystem globally. Our coverage extends to over 330K startups across 230+ sectors in 200+ countries.

We are backed by institutional investors such as SAIF Partners, and prominent angel investors such as Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.

We are a team of 500+ working professionals serving customers across the globe. Our clients include Funds like Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, NEA; and Large Corporates such as ING, Societe Generale, LG and Royal Bank of Canada.


Vice President - Finance will be responsible for overall finance function for Tracxn.


Billing & Collections :

- Manage the billing process globally as per applicable laws in the applicable geography
- Manage collections from clients across the world as per applicable international taxation requirements, differing payment mechanisms and contractual obligations.

Treasury Operations :

- Oversee cash flows and treasury to ensure liquidity requirements.
- Design treasury keeping key shareholders in loop. Manage regular treasury operations and provide regular reporting to internal team and board.

Books and Controller :

- Ensure books of accounts are representative of the affairs of the Company and are kept in accordance with applicable accounting standards & policies
- Document and maintain the system of accounting policies, procedures, and operating manuals
- Preparation of all financial reporting materials and metrics for internal reporting, MIS for Board of Directors and Auditors
- Coordinate with Big 4 Auditors for statutory, internal, concurrent, systems audits of the Company including direct and indirect tax related returns and assessments

Taxation :

- Ensure accurate calculation of all direct and indirect tax liabilities
- Ensure that all statutory requirements such as deductions are being followed and properly accounted for
- Manage correct and on-time payments for all statutory obligations

Internal Controls :

- Ensure that proper internal checks and controls are in place and are being followed across critical Finance and HR processes such as vendor payments, offer release to candidates, etc.


- Ensure the Company is fully discharging its duties towards all applicable compliances
- Develop deep understanding of the regulatory landscape. Assess the impact of all relevant changes to regulatory requirements and develop policies and procedures to ensure Tracxn is fully compliant.
- Ensure that the all corporate and secretarial activities are performed according to the SS1 standard


- Manage the legal controller function, which includes ensuring legal compliance across the Company
- Providing legal support and advice/guidance to business teams, including enquiries on contractual obligations
- Review all contractual documents prior to execution, including checking any specific requirements in case of international contracts
- Ensure that the Company is protected through Copyright, Trademark and Patent registration, and implement safeguard mechanisms to protect Tracxn's IP


- Assess the procurement requirements of the Company and develop a strategy for identifying the right vendors
- Complete the assessment for vendor identification and finalize the commercial negotiations
- Develop and maintain a process for managing vendors on an on-going basis, and for identifying the need for changing them


- Partner with the HODs on all related operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost benefit analysis, statutory and legal basis
- Long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with Tracxn's strategic plan.
- Engage the operations and control team to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.


Board and Shareholders :

- Reviewing the preparation of monthly MIS to be reported to the Board of Tracxn
- Reviewing the preparation of all presentation materials including notices, agenda papers, presentations and minutes of Board Meetings
- Reviewing the preparation of and reviewing the Annual Updates for Shareholders of the Company
- Responding to queries raised by the Board or Shareholders of the Company

Corporate Governance :

- Implementation of Corporate Governance framework for the Company with zero tolerance of any non-compliance which may have risk of monetary penalties and prosecution to Directors/Officer in default
- Ensuring that the Company, its Directors and the Management are sufficiently covered against all types of risk and litigation
- Ensuring that the Company and Management are aware of all potential risks and their impact on the Company, including those arising from legal & regulatory changes, and taking adequate measures to mitigate such risks


Fund Raise :

- Initiate the funding activity with potential investors by negotiating and signing a Term Sheet
- Assist investors in performing diligence on the Company, including preparation of Data Room
- Coordinate with Tracxn's legal counsel for drafting and negotiating the contractual documents for investment, and safeguard the rights of the Company, Founders, and existing Investors
- Ensure completion of all applicable CPs, including coordination with the Board and Shareholders for all necessary approvals, and complete the closure activities
- Ensure all pre and post funding compliances are met

M&A Activities :

- Provide strategic inputs on potential M&A activities including structuring the transactions and identifying the best approach to maximize the value of the transaction

Future IPO :

- Develop a proper understanding of the IPO requirements in both the Indian and US markets
- Ensure that the Company performs all current activities and any additional necessary ones in compliance to these requirements


- Manage all functions rolling up to the VP of Finance, including Financial Operations, Statutory Obligations, Company Secretary and Legal
- Have ownership of managing the organizational structure within the Finance Department
- Design robust processes for all the activities conducted with the Finance Department and implement them within the team
- Identify hiring requirements in the Finance Department, design the assessment process for hiring the right candidates and coordinate with the Recruitments department to ensure the position is filled in a timely manner
- Conduct 1-on-1s with direct reportees on a daily basis. Provide mentorship and constructive feedback on the approach, quality and throughput of the final output of all work done by the reportees
- Responsible for performance management and compliance of processes within the team including appraisals, monthly ratings, discipline, etc.


- Chartered Accountant with MBA from a top IIM / ISB
- 11-15 years work experience
- 2+ years heading the finance function, or 4+ years in a leadership role in the finance vertical
- Direct experience of financial controller, FP&A exposure, and managing compliances
- Must have managed at least 5 direct reports
- Experience of working with Big4 Auditors
- A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
- A team player and hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, merit oriented environment
- Willing to take feedback and adopt it in their work
- Effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills
- Willingness to relocate to Bangalore


Neha Singh (ex-Sequoia, BCG | MBA - Stanford GSB)
Abhishek Goyal (ex-Accel Partners, Amazon | BTech - IIT Kanpur)

Desire Profile Specification

Qualification required
  • Chartered Accountant, with MBA from a Top Institute
  • NA

Skill required
Primary Skill:
Financial Controller / FP&A Head
Secondary Skill:
Other Skill:

Salary Pakage and Perks
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Job Classified Category:
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Functional Area:
Accounts, Finance, Tax, CS, Audit

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