Job Opportunity: Senior Finance Manager, Shanghai

sage logoThe Finance Manager oversees the daily operations of the company’s financial department, and ensures the smooth, accurate and timely management of the department’s services to clients. He/she uses long-range financial planning, statistical analysis, profit and loss statements and financial models to evaluate the health of the company and to determine the best path forward to ensure profitability.

The Finance Manager is responsible to ensure that the company’s cash flow remains positive and all departments are able to operate according to the company’s financial procedures. As a member of the company’s leadership team, the Finance Manager will be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives. He/She will implement infrastructure and systems needed to support strategic objectives.

Responsibilities

-Oversee budget execution, financial forecasting, cash flow, and accounts payable and receivable.
-Prepare annual company-wide and department budgets and recommended quarterly forecasts on sales and profit.
-Review and track company performance by monitoring variance from plan, highlighting potential issues.
-Engage Department Leaders and Executives in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance.
-Maintain appropriate controls to ensure costs are within budgeted levels.
-Implement internal controls to protect and safeguard company’s assets.
-Liaise with external auditors, tax agents, bankers, insurers and government bodies.
-Manage the Cashier function for the company and ensure the accuracy of all cash distributions including Expense Reimbursement, Salaries, and Vendor / Client Payments.
-Audit all procedures to ensure the efficiency and consistency of policies and processes.
-Develop and lead a highly professional and productive Financial Services Team.
-Monitor expenditures, ensuring data is recorded in the company’s or clients financial accounting system.
-Assists the team with Chinese Statutory accounting policies and other department needs which may include management reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and creating a weekly/monthly reports detailing accounts status.
-Assist clients with the administration of their accounts ensuring the utmost accuracy, timeliness, and measurable client satisfaction.
-Audit clients’ annual financial results, calculate their tax dues and make the necessary tax filings.
-Assist clients’ accounting teams in preparing quarterly, biannual and annual financial statements.
-Prepare company or client monthly closings, bank reconciliations and preparation of monthly financial statements.
-Prepare analysis of accounts as requested.
-Must have appropriate certifications and industry training.
-Be very flexible to a broad range of company assignments and needs, cross-functional work.

Requirements

-University and professional qualifications in Accounting are mandatory.
-Aged 30 to 45 years. 10 years plus working experience.
-Native Chinese speaker with excellent spoken English and report writing in English.
-Experience in operating and managing ERP’s.
-A commitment to excellence and teamwork.
-Flexibility to handle a broad range of company work assignments and needs.

For more information about this role, please contact Anthony Aucutt at Anthony.Aucutt@SageBusinessConsultancy.com or phone 13701764231.