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HR at The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited

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Head - Finance - Newspaper & Magazine Publishing Firm - CA (15-25 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 764050


The Printers Mysore (Private) Limited is a bi-lingual private limited newspaper and magazine publishing company that is family-owned and managed, headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Printers Mysore was founded by K N Guruswamy in the year 1948. It is the publisher of Deccan Herald and Prajavani newspapers and Sudha and Mayura magazines. It has printing centers and distribution in Bengaluru, Hubli, Davangere, Hospet, Mysore, Mangalore, Gulbarga. The group has a combined print monthly readership of nearly 4 million. The group employs >1000 personnel, which includes 400 journalists with bureaus across Karnataka and India. It is a publishing group with a reputation for editorial independence and integrity because it has no political affiliations and comes with a pure-play media focus.

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Brands Deccan Herald 

Deccan Herald is Bangalore's only home-grown English newspaper. It has a daily circulation of 2,86,450 (ABC Jan-Jun 2016) and a readership of 4,42,000 (IRS 2014), placing it among the top ten most widely read English language newspapers in India. It occupies second position in its home market of Bangalore and Karnataka. It has a strong local and regional connect with seven editions across Karnataka. It is a legacy brand with high top of mind awareness, net promoter score and emotional connect with its readers. It has also nurtured some of the finest talent in the media industry. Deccan Herald has successful sub brands such as Metro Life, Sunday Herald and the Deccan Herald Student Edition, an exclusive newspaper targeted at young readers in schools (ages 11-16).


Prajavani is among the largest Kannada newspapers published in India with a daily circulation of 5,63,843 (ABC Jul-Dec 2016) and a readership of 28,13,000 (IRS 2014). It has its core readership in the Old Mysore State region of Karnataka, which includes Bangalore city, where Prajavani has a very strong presence as the leading Kannada daily. Prajavani was the first

Kannada daily to establish seven editions to cover all regions of Karnataka (Hubli 1989, Mangalore 2000, Gulbarga 2004, Davangere 2005 and Hospet 2013) with 32 zonal splits. It is considered the most trusted and credible news brand across Karnataka, often leading coverage on big stories and carrying significant influence on public policy and current affairs. It has a dominating market share with elite audiences of Bangalore and Karnataka, with 58 and 57 percent of its readers belonging to the NCCS A category, respectively (IRS 2014). In recent years, Prajavani has withstood competition from new market entrants with aplomb and created a niche for itself and its 2.8 million daily readers. Prajavani has popular sub brands such as PV Metro and Prajavani Deepavali Vishsheshaanka, as well as supplements focused on literature, popular culture, feminism, health, agriculture, education and sport. In June 2016, Prajavani Sahapati, an exclusive newspaper for school students (ages 11-16) was launched across schools in Karnataka.


Sudha is a Kannada lifestyle magazine established in 1965. It has a weekly circulation of 75,450 copies and a readership of 4,88,000 (IRS 2014). It covers topics of all kinds and is popular among women readers.


Mayura is a Kannada literary digest with a niche, but dedicated readership. It has a monthly circulation of 24,050. It covers novels, short stories and serials and other topics from the literary world.


The media industry is in the midst of a profound and large-scale disruption. The growth of the digital medium, time-starved readers, 24x7 access to news and many other factors are uprooting the business model that served the industry in the 20th century. Media companies around the world have been trying to figure out an appropriate operating model that will secure their continued - right to operate- .

The Indian media scene is no different. 

The Printers Mysore is a 70-year-old media company based in Bengaluru. The company owns prominent media brands like Deccan Herald and Prajavani. To ride the disruption wave, the company has embarked on an ambitious, large-scale change program to drive quantum growth in revenues & profits and transform itself into a 21st century diversified media group.

To support its ambitions, Printers (Mysore) seeks a seasoned Finance professional who will play a key role in driving the growth & transformation process.


Position Head of Finance

Reports To CEO

Location Bangalore

Qualification: CA is Must

You as the Head of Finance will be responsible for overall management of Finance function of the Company and its group entities. You will oversee the Finance and Secretarial functions while formulating financial and operational strategies to drive the growth of the business. You are expected to identify revenue and cost opportunities, potential risks to the business and mitigation thereof to improve the financial performance and protect the key assets of the Company. You will also take a proactive role in the Company's expansion plan.

Key Responsibilities

- Provide insights on the financial health of the organization on regular basis to CEO and Board of Directors.

- Manage budgeting and forecasting activities yearly and quarterly basis and work with HOD's to deliver the Budget.

- Report monthly financial MIS & other operational key metrics along with variance analysis to CEO & Board of Directors

- Monitor and report performance of the Company's strategic initiatives

- Drive efficiency in cost, cost optimization across the organization

- Participate in major procurement price negotiations

- Manage cashflow effectively and take necessary steps to ensure continued availability of funds

- Monitor the Accounts receivable and drive the sales team to collect the outstanding dues on time

- Ensuring the business meets all its statutory and compliance obligations, including statutory audit, internal audit, stock audit and tax audits.

- Oversee the Secretarial function - Compliance with Corporate laws, assisting the Company Chairman in Board meetings, AGM/EGM and ensuring the minutes of the meeting prepared as per proceedings of the meetings.

- Ensuring full compliance with GST law and reporting requirements including but not limited to monthly returns, yearly returns and GST audit.

- Ensuring compliance of ESI, PF and other statutory labor-related laws.

- Managing funds of the Company on day to day basis and investing in appropriate funds/securities

- Liaising with Banks and other financial institutions for funding for working capital and capital expenditure

- Managing forex appropriately to reduce the forex fluctuation impact to the Company

- Managing PF trust and PF trust investments as per regulations to maximize the return to members of the PF trust

- Manage and develop the Finance and accounting team to support the organization effectively

- Exposure to SAP would be an added advantage


- Chartered Accountant with 10-12 years- experience and at least 2-3 years managing end to end finance function.

- Experience in medial industry would be added plus

Key Attributes:

- Integrity / Honesty

- Strong perseverance and patience

- Self-motivated / Self starter

- Strong people management skills

- Adaptable and comfortable with grey areas

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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