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Japanese speaking Finance Manager, Surrey

Posted 28 February by Access Appointments Consultancy Limited Easy Apply Ended

World's leading Fire Detection manufacturer in Surrey is immediately looking to recruit for the role of Japanese speaking Finance Manager.

Hours: either 8am~4pm or 9am ~5pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch

Salary range: £40K~dependant on experience and qualifications.

Holiday: 28 days per annum inclusive of bank holidays, increasing by 1 day per completed year of employment up to a maximum of 33 days over 5 years.

Pension: Governed by auto-enrolment - company contribution equivalent to 5% of basic salary.

Duties and responsibilities:


 Managing the company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems; supervising the maintenance of accurate sales ledger, purchase ledger and nominal ledger in accordance with UK accounting practice.

 Directing the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures.

 Directing the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records.

 Maintaining the requisite records of imports and exports (including Intrastat). To be aware of legislation in force and pending, regarding taxation, vat, exports and imports which may affect the company's accounting system and ensure that necessary action is taken so that the company's accounting records comply with legal requirements.

 Ensuring that all monetary transactions, direct debits and standing orders are in accordance with legal contracts entered into by the company.

 Directing the installation and maintenance of new accounting, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls.

 Acting as co-ordinator between different departmental managers to ensure that the month-end and year-end accounting and computer procedures are correctly carried out without a loss of information.

 Consulting with the Managing Director and maintain a system on forward foreign exchange contract and purchase of foreign exchange as required.

Budget planning

 Assisting the Managing Director in the annual budget planning and maintenance. Analysing financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budget.

Monthly management accounts

 Preparation of monthly management accounts.

 Produce the monthly financial report according to the appropriate timescales required by Japan HQ.

 Providing financial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data.


 Processing the monthly payroll (including bonus and commission) and submit the requisite PAYE real time information (RTI) to the HMRC for all employees, excluding Japanese staff salaries.

 Maintaining an efficient system of salary documentation for all employees.

Liaising with audit & external parties

 Coordinating preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.

 Liaising with auditors and any external accounting service agencies to ensure annual, as well as periodical monitoring is carried out.

 Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, external accounting service agencies, bankers and statutory organisations such as the HMRC.

 Representing the company to liaise with Japan HQ as well as other external financial parties and banks.

 Reviewing financial statements with management personnel.

Cash flow

 Preparing regularly a cash flow forecast and monthly budget of all accounts payable, and advise the Managing Director of any cash flow problem which may arise.

 Monitoring and interpreting cash flow and predicting future trends, analysing changes and advising accordingly. Identifying the potential for making financial savings.

System enhancement

 Establishing system controls for new financial systems and develop procedures to improve existing systems.

 Working closely with the dedicated IT staff as well as the Data Management team to ensure all financial data is secure.

 Acting as co-ordinator for the networked computerised Finance System Support;

*** Access Appointments Consultancy Ltd is a recruitment agency based in London.

Please note that we’re afraid that we may not be able to provide feedbacks on individual CVs due to the high volume of applications we receive, .

Also we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation such as passport/visas when required.

Thank you for your time and cooperation***

Required skills

  • Cash Flow
  • Payroll
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Budget planning
  • AAT/CIMA or recognised equivalent

Reference: 34258336

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