Finance Manager (Japanese Speaking)

Advertised on : 19 Dec 2018 | Closing date : 19 Mar 2019

  Job Reference : 10435

Japanese Speaking Finance Manager



Competitive, based on skills & experience


Job profile

UK Headquarters of a Japanese manufacturing company is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join the growing team at their London office, located close to Heathrow.


Main responsibilities

As a Finance Manager, you will be responsible for performing and overseeing all aspects of the hiring company’s finances and be the primary point of contact for both the UK Branch Manager and the Japanese Head Office. Specifically, your duties will include:


·         Preparing monthly and yearly financial statements

·         Preparing budgets, including monitoring and controlling overheads

·         Corporation tax, VAT returns

·         Credit control, including overdue debt collection and Aged Debtors Analysis

·         Various aspects of accounts payable & receivable

·         Producing regular reports, liaising with UK & Japan HQs

·         Some HR elements, including payroll and employment contract work


Required & Preferred skills/experience

·           Extensive experience with Finance & Accounting, including at least 2-3 years of experience in a managerial role

·           Working knowledge of taxation procedures and VAT returns

·           Some experience of working with aspects of HR

·           Relevant qualifications (ACCA/AAT etc) would be beneficial

·           Fluency in Japanese required, at least to JLPT N1 standard


Language requirement

English: fluent (can participate in professional conversations)

Japanese: fluent (can use spoken and written Japanese naturally and with ease)



Zone 5, near Heathrow



Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm (TBC)



Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without any restrictions as no visa support will be provided.


Functional Areas : Accounting & Finance / Legal;Accountant;Accounting Mgr / CFO
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (Greater London)
Salary Description : TBC

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