Cargill RTR Global Process Manager - Tax and Statutory reporting in Karnataka, India

RTR Global Process Manager - Tax and Statutory reporting

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


In the delivery of its core processes RTR seeks to ensure: the quality of the data & data model for key aspects of Finance; the design, implementation and measurement of a number of those core processes; the design and delivery of a fit for purposes control framework, including a significant number of key controls; and to develop and provide business insights through advanced data and process analytics. Our commitment is to collaborate with our business partners, working together to realize our collective performance ambitions whilst building a sustainable and vibrant community of finance and technical professionals needed to deliver now and into the future.

The core purpose of RTR is to provide a top quartile (effectiveness and efficiency) team to drive an agenda of tax, cash management, financial accounting, reporting and analysis that delivers the majority of relevant external and internal reporting for Cargill. The team will be designed to drive a process agenda (for efficiency) and a connectivity agenda (for effectiveness). The skills and capabilities of the team cover the full range required for a Finance professional. As roles migrate in to 6 shared service centers, the RTR team will increasingly be required to drive a change agenda for Cargill Finance which is aimed at improving functional effectiveness through continuous improvement of existing processes and the development of new processes and an efficiency agenda by receiving new activities and accountabilities from current onshore teams.

The Tax and Statutory Reporting - Global Process Manager (TSR GPM) is a new role reporting to the RTR Global Process Owner. This position, like his/her peer GPMs, are designed to deliver operational excellence to Cargill in the key areas of Tax (Indirect and Direct Tax accounting and reporting) and Statutory Reporting. The role holder will also drive a continuous program of change for the sustainable improvement of these processes to Cargill. The core purpose of this role in the team is to own and drive the strategic process agenda for tax and statutory reporting across RTR and Cargill.

This is a Global role and will have significant influence across the entire RTR organization and its stakeholders. The position plays an active role within the finance community and the Cargill businesses. The TSR GPM is an effective stakeholder manager on all levels of the organization, inside and outside finance.

The TSR GPM must work closely with the Tax & Customs COE tag and Direct, Indirect and Customs global leads. The Tax & Custom Function is the Enterprise Process Owner for Tax & Customs and are responsible for approving processes, data and technology strategy, planning and priority setting in the direct, indirect tax and customs areas in all regions across the globe. A key role for the TSR GPM is to leverage the COE’s deep technical knowledge and create alignment between Global IT, Finance (especially CFR), the Enterprises’ and other functions’ strategies, processes, data and technology that will allow efficient and effective collection of necessary tax significant financial data. This will enable Cargill along with Tax & Customs COE to achieve efficient and effective reporting and compliance while mitigating inherent tax risks in our financial data as well as execution risks in the reporting and compliance processes.

This position should be able to lead change, focus on process improvement, be instrumental in the success of the team and is key to help operationalize the set tax and statutory reporting direction by driving with its partners rigorous standardization in what activities are delivered and how. Standardization of data, processes and technology will be key enablers to help free up time for the End to End (E2E) teams including the Tax and Customs, and Accounting and Finance organizations.

50% Define, monitor and manage E2E Tax and Statutory Reporting strategies liaising with stakeholders in the Tax and Customs, and Accounting & Finance organizations

  • In the context of a large scale, diversified, global business that has grown through acquisitions with disparate systems and processes, the TSR GPM is accountable for the design and application of standard global processes to provide the required outputs in an effective and efficient manner today and in the future. These outputs are the primary building blocks that allow Cargill to effectively manage its tax and statutory reporting obligations in the most optimal way (maximizing benefit, minimizing risk) for each enterprise and the corporation as a whole.

  • The TSR GPM will work closely with the Tax and Customs organization to define the ‘To Be’ scope of the tax processes, data and technology within CBS Finance and actively monitor migrations of activities to ensure target levels of penetration are delivered.

  • The TSR GPM will work closely with the Regional Controller’s organization and with Tax & Customs to define the ‘To Be’ scope of the statutory reporting within CBS Finance and actively monitor migrations of activities to ensure target levels of penetration are delivered.

  • The TSR GPM will establish time and quality standards based on external benchmarks and develop and deliver a top quartile processes for tax and statutory reporting.

  • The TSR GPM will ensure that the process design and application is suitable to meet both short term and long term expectations of key stakeholders, including control design and audit readiness, management of risk, metric design, knowledge management, performance and target setting.

25% Drive Continuous Improvement of the End to End Process (CI) to achieve efficiencies, reduce costs and enable growth

  • The role looks to continually drive efficiency and will own the CI pipeline as well as supporting the data agenda. He or she will work with IT/Systems experts to make the most of existing tools and influence the capability of next generation tools.

  • The TSR GPM will own the standard global tax and statutory reporting processes. He or she will work with other GPMs to understand and respond to changes in the broader environment, building an extensive network to influence senior leaders in Finance and beyond who impact their processes, data, systems or controls.

25% Relationship Management and Skill/Capability Building

  • Consult with and obtain approval from Tax & Customs as Enterprise Process, Data and Technology owners for the processes being selected and migrated to CBS.

  • Management of key internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Regional Controllers, associated process GPMs and CBS Finance Leaders).

  • This role will be a key thought leader in developing Tax and Statutory Reporting expertise and competency within CBS Finance ensuring that the team has the right mix of skills required to deliver high quality outputs.

  • The TSR GPM will be leveraged as the Subject Matter Expert in the development and roll out of learning & development programs that support and stretch the team in delivering their duties.


Required Qualifications

  • 10 Years of finance and accounting experience.

  • 4-5 years’ experience in managing a tax related process in an organization with similar operational scale and geographic footprint

  • Experience in a large scale global organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in Accounting required (preferably with a recognized professional tax qualification).

  • Experience in process design and implementation of a financial software package, SAP preferred.

  • Experience in transformational projects, preferably the transformation of finance and the implementation of a shared service network, preferred.

  • Experience in global matrix organization, and experience working in different geographical areas and across enterprise-wide functions.

  • Passion for driving continuous improvement with clear evidence of same in professional or business background

  • Demonstrated experience in process management.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required given diverse nature of operating landscape

  • Strong project management or operating rigor are essential for this role given the strong focus on process

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization delivering recommendations in a persuasive and thoughtful manner

  • Ability to combine strategic vision with tactical detail.

  • Proven track record of talent development, building and empowering diverse teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration or Finance is preferred.

  • Process Re-engineering or Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma experience.

  • Ability to flex from leading high level discussions to working appropriately in the details or leading “deep dives” when required

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location India-Karnataka

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BAN02122