Finance Assistant - Shanghai

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Location: China
Posted: 25 April 2019


Description

ABOUT ?WHAT IF!

?What If! Innovation Partners, founded in 1992, is a global leader in innovation. With teams in Asia, Europe and the Americas, it assists organisations around the globe in fostering innovation for growth and has partnered with them to invent new products, brands, business models and build their own in-house innovation capabilities, and our mission is lasting impact.

We believe that the world's most challenging issues can be solved by people, innovation and connections, and every year our global company works with around 200 different companies, across multiple sectors, in over 40 countries worldwide giving us the opportunity to do this. You can find out more about us at www.whatifinnovation.com.


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Processing of personal expenses in accounting system BOKE. Ensuring all expenditure claimed is appropriately authorised and is in line with the company’s expenses policy
  • Liaising with ?!’ers to ensure the accuracy and timely submission of their expenses
  • Liaising with the Finance Manager re timings of payments to suppliers and freelancers and any other know amounts
  • Responsible for raising sales invoices to clients (via the Chinese Government Invoicing System) in line with signed deal agreements for projects
  • Management of petty cash. Ensuring the petty cash balance is reconciled. Ensuring the accurate issuing, recording (in BOKE) and return of petty cash
  • Preparation of the monthly accruals and prepayments and posting prepayments and accruals into BOKE
  • Management of fixed asset register and month end depreciation journals in BOKE
  • Calculation and posting of deferred and accrued income at the month end balance sheet data (for both fees and costs)
  • Preparation of the month end reconciliation of WIP to the balance sheet
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of weekly bank reconciliations and 13 week cash flow forecast
  • Performing the monthly inter-company reconciliations for Shanghai with the UK and the US
  • Preparation of monthly tax report and declare the VAT and CIT in e-tax system.
  • Assistant to project team, other admin support
  • Other ad-hoc duties as appropriate.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 2 years experience of working within an Accountant role
  • Very good command of English in both written and oral and fluent in written and oral Mandarin
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • The ability to work independently with minimum supervision, a self-starter
  • Responsible, prudent, hardworking and can pay attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Good team player with a positive outlook, can work under pressure
  • A good Proficiency with MS Office suite, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Like your days to be well planned, predictable and clearly organised – fire- fighting and unexpected requests are just part of this job
  • Want an easy life
  • If you enjoying working as part of a team, not just within finance but as part of a wider community
  • Are willing to challenge established ways of working
  • Enjoy trying new things, even if they fail at first.

FINAL WORDS

If you’re not sure about the role then maybe the following few lines will help you make your mind up. So this job will make you unhappy if you:

  • Like your days to be well planned, predictable and clearly organized – fire- fighting and unexpected requests are just part of this job
  • Want an easy life
  • If you enjoying working as part of a team, not just within finance but as part of a wider community
  • Are willing to challenge established ways of working
  • Enjoy trying new things, even if they fail at first.

You will love this job if you:

Contact info: vivian.wang@whatifinnovation.com

Benefits

At ?What If! we provide the top notch benefits, from career perks to the physical benefits which make everyday life a little bit easier:

  • We’ll surround you with smart people who have a vested interest in your development. They’ll guide and challenge your thinking and help you sharpen your strategic ability on the job
  • 23 days’ holiday + 11 Public Holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Mobile Phone
  • Home Broadband
  • Health and Wellness coverage

Never stop asking ?What If?

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