The Financial Controller, China is responsible for directing the finance and accounting functions of our
offices in China.
This position will ensure the financial integrity of the general ledger, routine and ad hoc reporting, a
strong internal control environment and compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements.
Key responsibilities include actively monitoring cash flow, maximising reporting capabilities of the new
invoicing system, and adding a layer of interpretation and analysis to reports produced by the Finance
This position calls for excellent soft skills, in particular the ability to work collegially with other depts with
diplomacy and tact.
Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Company’s accounting records and financial systems in China.
Responsibility for all journals and final GL balances including review of month end balance sheet
reconciliations and control accounts.
Ensure smooth running of Kingdee and CIS (invoicing system) throughout China.
Manage third party CPA who maintains local statutory books.
Production of statutory accounts for the Company and its branches in accordance with the relevant
accounting principles, laws and regulations.
Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for
Closely monitor operating and financial results in China against budget and prior year, report variances
against budget and prior year, and respond appropriately.
Produce routine and ad hoc reports in a timely manner to assist management in monitoring and
controlling the business.
Continuously strive to improve the quality of our reports, ensure they are always relevant to the needs
Liaise with division heads and senior management in China offices for analysis and reporting.
Budgets and Forecasts
Preparation of budgets, forecasts and business plans and continued monitoring & review of
performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances to management.
Monitor financial results against plans and budgets.
Monitor and control working capital with rigorous cash flow forecasting to ensure the cash flow needs of
the business are met in China.
Coordinate with Hong Kong Finance Dept on timely capital injections and shareholder loans.
Oversee debt collection process, and flag up collectibility problems with fee earners on a timely basis.
Establish and maintain excellent relations with our bankers.
Risk & Compliance
Active management of costs whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies and savings.
Review and update, in line with good practice, the Company’s internal control environment and policies
and procedures; continuously enhance efficiency and effectiveness of processes and controls.
Assist the Group Financial Controller, Greater China and COO, Greater China in periodic internal audits
to review the effectiveness of internal controls covering financial, operational & compliance areas in all
Play an active role in assisting management in the risk assessment process and embedding a risk
management culture throughout the organisation.
Ensure corporate governance and regulatory compliance.