Greater London | £48-52k/Year | Ref. VAC-13154
A Japanese speaking Finance Manager is urgently required for a Middlesex based Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products.
Working hours Mon-Thu 9:00-17:00, Fri 9:00-16:00
-25 days holiday entitlement per year
-Life assurance of 4 x basic annual salary
-Child Care Vouchers
-Aon Plus – hosts a range of products and services – from home and pet insurance to discounted retailer gift cards and a private weekly sale. A range of hand-picked offers with exclusive discounts.
Take initiative to collect local P&L budget (by country / category / channel) and create Pan-European consolidated Financial budget
Analyse local expense budget and challenge local management to justify the deviation from LY.
Summarise local monthly P&L result to report preliminary and final European P&L by product category.
Analyse local P&L to ensure appropriate financial reporting on a monthly and fiscal basis
Investigate deviation from plan and discuss countermeasures with local team
Creating European monthly P&L forecast based on Sales Forecast by country / by channel.
Track and control the levels of ‘subsidies’ & funds’ that Europe receives from factories and ensure this is properly accounted (accruals, prepayments)
Track and control the levels of ‘subsidies and funds’ to be allocated to sales subsidiaries (LRDs)
Track and control domain expenses and accruals
Provide PCA-based detailed P&L to be used for Quarterly Business Review meeting
Develop a close working relationship with central Finance and Tax and Treasury Dept, and local finance and business planning
Provide financial data and analysis when required by management.
Required skills and experience
Must be fluent in Japanese and English (written and oral)
ACCA or CIMA preferred but not essential
Knowledge of SD, FI and MM modules in SAP
Ideally, knowledge of Profit & Cost centre Accounting
High level knowledge of MS Office suite, particularly Excel skills
Experience in dealing with people from a diverse range of background and cultures
Must be highly organised and able to be flexible at month and fiscal end, Budget, P&L closing timing
Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly negotiation and persuasion
Self-motivated and able to work on his/her own as well as within a team
Listens, consults others and communicates proactively
Resilient and able to work to tight deadlines
Ability to establish facts and question to ensure forecasting is realistic
Good planning, organisational and time management skills
Good written and oral communication skills
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