Finance Director

GN Hearing
Shanghai - China
Published: November 21, 2017
Job Summary
• Manage all financial matters for the business, ensuring the smooth operation of regular business activities. Oversee the company’s AP/AR/Cash, budget, accounting, asset/cash flow, taxes and audit. Oversee the general and legal administration of the company.
• Provide guidance and assistance to the General Manager and ensure reporting, financial analysis and management information processes are in place and followed. Establish and deliver reports to ensure that business management receives timely and relevant information in all financial activities with adequate analytical support. Assume senior responsibility in the absence of the General Manager.
• Work with the Regional Finance Director APAC & Emerging Markets and HQ finance interested parties, ensuring that corporate compliance and reporting requirements are met.
• Ensure systems are aligned both on corporate (reporting) and local (tax, statutory) requirements. Set up systematic credit policies and procedures and analyst the financial condition of major distributor accounts to determine appropriate credit exposure strategies. Support hearing health care channel development, including business planning, reporting and analysis.

Key Responsibilities
• Preparing information and analysis on business performance for General Manager, Head Quarters, Sales and Marketing, Operations.
• Identifying any discrepancies or exceptions in results and ensuring anomalies are explained;
• Liaising with the Regional Director(APAC) for assistance with all required information and analysis on business performance in relation to management of the business;
• Ensuring all corporate compliance expectations are met;
• Maintaining relationships with government agencies and ensuring all government compliance items (such as Custom Duties, Income Tax, VAT, legal registration, etc) are met;
• Liaise with lawyers in case of litigation and participate in defense strategy
• Providing day to day guidance and assistance to General Manager, and internal department heads to ensure business information is collected and managed efficiently and effectively;
• Liaising directly with General Manager to ensure management information is collated and provided in accordance with company expectations;
• Maintaining relationships with our bank, conducting regular bank reconciliations and managing cash in line with the Group policies
• Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable processes within prescribed guidelines;
• Managing and organizing all required internal processes to ensure intercompany payments and receipts are conducted appropriately;
• Ensuring all General Ledger work has been carried out for the purpose of ensuring the business maintains accurate and up to date information on financial position, maintaining and reviewing General Ledger as necessary; ensure correspondence between management reporting (IFRS), local accounting and tax reporting
• Managing relationships with the other Chinese entities of the Group, including cross-charges and establishment of transfer pricing; Ensuring those arrangements are compliant with local regulations.

Personal Skills Requirements
• Work Ethics
• Proactive Communication
• Initiating Action
• Building Trust
• Teamwork
• Judgment and Decision Making
• Learning Focus
• Drive and Persistence
• Reliability and integrity
• Flexibility
• Results Focus
• Strategic Thinking
• Decisiveness
• Communicating the Vision
• Coaching and Developing Others
• Facilitating Teamwork
• Aligning Performance for Success
• Effective Delegation

Technical Skills Requirements
• Tertiary qualification in Finance or Accounting
• 10 years of related working experience in business controller or accounting;
• Advanced knowledge of commercial accounting and financial reporting concepts and software
• Knowledgeable of international accounting standards and deep understanding of transfer pricing, accounting and tax law in China, preferably in a multi-entities set-up
• Experience in ERP (preferably SAP and Navision)
• Good understanding of MS Excel and other financial or database software packages
• Understanding of IT infrastructure systems and processes from user perspective
• General understanding of the legal requirements for foreign invested entities
• Finance Management
• Planning and Organizing
• Tax and legal requirements
• Analysis & Problem Solving
• Innovation & Creativity
• Customer Focus Skill
• Computer skills
• Excellent English verbal and written communication skills