Ref: HN43796

Japanese-speaking Finance Manager (Ref: HN43796)

Sector Accounting/Audit
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary (Annual) £ ~ 50,000 / Year
A Japanese manufacturer is currently recruiting a Japanese-speaking Finance Manager.
This role is responsible for the company’s comprehensive financial and accounting duties by planning and directing relative activities, personally or through subordinate supervisors. You will also be required to maintain a good scheme of all company finance and accounting and to liaise with other internal departments and external groups to provide financial expertise and support.
ROLE TYPE: Permanent, full-time
WORKING HOURS: Monday - Friday
SALARY: Depending on experience £28,000 to £35,000
LOCATION: suburb of Birmingham
HOLIDAY: 31 days (8 bank holidays, plus 23 annual days)
BENEFIT: Life Assurance, Car Parking, Discounted/free food


-Plan and direct the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, accounting, and/or payroll
-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
-Ensure that statistical reports necessary for the company's reporting needs are produced according to the appropriate timescales required by them, HQ in Japan and any other stated parties
-Managing the company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems through developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk
-Direct the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures
-Direct the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records
-Ensure that financial practices are in line with all statutory legislation and regulations
-Maintain 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
-Ensure that all monetary transactions, direct debits and standing orders are in accordance with legal contracts entered into by the company
-Direct the installation and maintenance of new accounting, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls
-Act 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
-Providing the management team with accurate financial information, management accounts and data analysis
-Consult with the Managing Director and maintain a system on forward foreign exchange contract and purchase of foreign exchange as required
-Interpreting financial information and data, and analysing the on-going profitability of all ventures entered into by the company
-Ensure that strong financial controls and procedures are in place
-Monthly bank reconciliations and management of tax reporting and compliance
-Handling and resolving financial queries

Budget planning
-Assist the Managing Director in the annual budget planning and maintenance.
-Analyse financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budget

Monthly management accounts


Liaising with audit & external parties

Cash flow

System enhancement

Company pension & insurances

-Previous experience in similar role required
-Part qualified/newly qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/AAT etc.) with proven and demonstrable relevant accounts experience
-Business level of fluency in both English and Japanese
-PC skills
Updated: 3 days ago
Ref: HN43796