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Mandarin-speaking ACCOUNTANT, FINANCIAL REPORTING - – Fixed 6 months contractref: SW42776
Sector Accounting
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London - City
Salary £45000 - 55000 / Year + benefits
Benefit 2000 cash allowance
A major Chinese bank is looking for a Mandarin-speaking ACCOUNTANT, FINANCIAL REPORTING.

This role will undertake duties for more than one of the bank’s entities, including their subsidiaries or holding companies, from time to time, as well as accurately recording the proportion of your time devoted to each entity.


LOCATION: City of London
SALARY: £45-55K
START: ASAP

CORE DUTIES:
• Working in a well-established team, your role will principally include production of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to Head Office and local internal reports to senior management.
• Undertake duties for more than one entity, to provide financial reporting and accounting services to Head Office and production of financial reports and general management information, including the completion of balance sheet and P&L reconciliations
• Responsible for all Head Office reporting in Mandarin in an accurate and timely manner
• Build key relationships with HO Finance and communicate with HO teams weekly/monthly or as considered appropriate to better understand HO policies and requirements and to act as the lead contact within the London Finance team to explain the bank’s London business and financial information as requested
• Co-ordinate the formulation of the HO and local business plans/budgets/ strategy and monitor progress towards their achievement, drawing attention to important trends, and to opportunities to maximise earning and minimise risk
• Co-ordinate with Head Office and locally in London with Head of Finance and other Finance team members the formulation of the key reports to be completed and proactively support the planning and production of all Head Office and internal reports and monitor progress towards their achievement, drawing attention to important analysis of results and KPIs and trends
• Work with the Head of Finance and Senior Financial Controller to enhance the quality and efficiency of the production of all financial reporting of the bank as necessary.
• Improve the insightful analysis to promote understanding of finance and accounting issues by other division heads and staff in London and Head Office
• Work closely with the Head of Finance and Senior Financial Controller to develop financial data and reports for business management in the form and at the frequency required by the management committees, the Bank’s Board and the Head Office. Provide management information of a financial nature, and its interpretation for effective business decision-making in the bank and the branch to maximize return on business
• Complete quarter-end and year-end business forecasting as requested by HO or management
• Prepare KPI assessment information, explain movement to management
• Develop reporting, budgeting and forecasting process and procedures
• Coaching and training of new team members (junior reporting staff)
• Forge good working relationships with HO relevant departments and other overseas institutions along with the different departments in London
• Where and when required, help monitor the capital adequacy, liquidity, large exposures and performance of all entities in London
• In conjunction with other business managers, ensure that adequate accounting and other records and internal controls in the finance areas are maintained
• Liaise with the external auditors and assisting in preparing statutory and regulatory financial statements of Bank
• Complete training required by the Bank with quality
• Read and understand the Risk Management & Compliance framework (and the policies referenced therein),the Joint Compliance Manual, Joint Conduct Risk Policy, Joint Conflicts Management Policy, the Joint Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy and the UK Staff Handbook
• Identify, report and escalate material risk events, including conduct risk events and conflicts of interest, or losses to the Head of Department
• Proper use of IT systems and of data, particularly personal data, in accordance with the Joint IT Security Policy and the Joint Data Protection Policy and any applicable departmental procedures
• Other ad hoc projects assigned by CEO ,CFO or Head Of Finance


IDEAL CANDIDATE:
• Professional qualification in accounting/finance discipline
• Good language skills of written and spoken English and Chinese, fluent Mandarin speaking
• Experience working at a similar level, within accounting, banking or auditing fields, preferably in the financial services sector
• An in-depth knowledge of accounting standards and theory, and financial management principles and techniques, including planning, forecasting and budgeting, and the ability to apply them effectively in banking environment
• Proficiency for making financial evaluations and judgements and an ability to present recommendations, both oral and written
• Excellent IT skills including MMS office and Excel
• Ability to work in a flat structure and with different stake-holders within Finance and the Bank