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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

SSC Leader India - Corporate Accounting

Country/Region:  IN

Chennai, TN, IN, 600116

Req ID 66480 GBS Chennai, India


Job Family  : Corporate Accounting

Reports to : VP GSSO; In-Country : CFO India

Work Location : Chennai, Porur


Your Tasks:


  • Coordinate with GSSO Leadership, GPM organization, Corporate Global Functional Leads, regional leaders & in-country divisional leaders to continue to plan, structure, grow and lead a multi-billion euro, multi-functional, shared services operation, beginning with Finance in India for India. Potentially expand reg/global
  • Assist GSSO Leadership with strategy development and roll-in of services based on the strategy
  • Review process performance per functional and customer stream & optimize with GPMs
  • Coordinate with HR the hiring and development of a best in class SSC team
  • Select and develop the mgmt. team, restructuring as required, including succession planning
  • Proactively build customer relations including change management and issue resolution
  • Interact with Corporate, Global Functional, Regional, Divisional & Plant/Site Executives/Leadership
  • Interact with ZF Tax and local government for investment incentives
  • Create a control oriented culture, ensuring compliance with all internal controls (ICS), company policies and legal and ethical standards. Immediately report any deficiencies  (escalating as appropriate) and ensure corrective actions are enacted.
  • Deliver committed financial results while maintaining a controlled environment.
  • Work with Internal and External Audit to ensure ICS/controls  and processes are robust.
  • Scope: AP, AR, GL, FA, T&E, Payroll (to be discussed with HR), MM Support team (to be discussed with MM)


Your Profile :


  • 15+ years of relevant Shared Service center experience with professional qualification of either a chartered accountant or cost accountant
  • Extensive SSC experience (preferred). GBS/SSC Certification a plus.
  • Must have ability to establish service centers, proven excellence for growing teams and working in a global set up.
  • Executive Presence and excellent interpersonal skills including communication, negotiation, persuasion/influence, emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, and teamwork. Able to sell market GSSO/SSC concept/services.
  • Strong management and leadership skills (Highly Ethical). Able to build/dev. strong team, nurture talent, with a vision to grow teams within Region and for Global
  • Possess strong automation / digitalization acumen for streamlining processes
  • Strategic thinker, able to develop strategies to accomplish goals and to learn new skills.
  • Creativity and independent thinking to resolve issues with limited resources, short deadlines, high visibility and multi-million-euro impact.
  • Cross-functional process knowledge (e.g., HR, Accounting, Purchasing, IT, functions connected with the surrounded ECO systems …)
  • Strong - able to enforce unpopular policies, legal requirements, etcetera.


Be part of our ZF team as SSC Leader India Shared Services Center (INSSC) FAA and apply now!


Karthick Subramaniam


What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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