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Japanese speaking Finance Assistant/Company Accountant

Slough | £18-23K/Year | Ref. VAC-13029

Japanese speaking Finance Assistant/Company Accountant  is urgently required for Japan’s leading whole pharmaceutical wholesaler to join its rapidly growing UK office.

Working Hours : Mon-Fri 9:00 – 17:30
Annual Leave Entitlement : 20 days + UK bank holidays

Duties :

  • Overseeing the issuance of invoices and credit notes
  • Preparing budget and cash flows
  • Responsible for stakeholder management: business partnering with other department relating to finance/account issues.
  • Drafting and preparing monthly financial statements including yearly budgeted financial statements
  • Preparing business forecast and analysis such as cash flows on monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Drafting and preparing VAT return and submitting Intrastat Return
  • Preparing monthly financial reports and risk-benefit in Japanese to submit to and liaise with the management of headquarter in Japan
  • Auditing accounts monthly and annually for the preparation of external audit
  • Liaising with external auditors to complete yearly audit and response to the auditor’s reports.
  • Responsible for Bank reconciliation/Cash Management and liaising with bank for transactional queries.
  • Overseeing and managing account department and staff.
  • Liaising with solicitor and external stakeholders in relation to business finance/account  matters.
  • Preparing payroll for the company’s employees and liaising with external accountants in regards to finalising payroll.
  • Managing credit control and risk management.

Skills and qualifications

  • Must be fluent in Japanese the candidate is required to prepare financial reports/risk-benefit in Japanese and liaise with the headquarter in Japan
  • Must have at least Bachelor’s Degree or above in Accountancy or Business discipline
  • Must be fully qualified as an ACCA, CA or CIMA
  • Experience of using ERP System
  • Have knowledge of IFRS
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal