Safran China Suzhou Branch-GL Accountant in Suzhou


Key information

Finance and management
Support functions
Suzhou/苏州, Jiangsu, CHINA
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 3 years
Chinese Bilingual, English Fluent

Job description


The GL accountant works for the finance shared service centre– Safran Services Finance China (SFSC), reports to SFSC Accounting Manager, this position is kind of key account manager, playing an important role to interface with customer companies (a big company). Essential duties and responsibilities will consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • - To perform the monthly closure activities as below:
o Set up monthly closing schedule and follow up its completion
o Maintain foreign currency rate every month in ERP System, do the re-evaluation for GL transactions, and oversee the re-evaluation of sub ledgers
o Prepare GL journals including salary, bank transaction, utilities etc., prepare accrual and amortization journals in ERP and get approved by customer Finance
o Check and post all accounting journals except his/her own
o Oversee expense claim, AP, AR and Fixed Asset, inter company, run Trial Balance to make sure all the transactions are complete and correct
o Prepare monthly account reconciliation, collect all B/S account reconciliation files, check and sign for responsibility, get accounting manager approved and do filing
o Prepare the local financial reports on schedule (D+2/D+3 per customer request) and get the approval from accounting manager and customer company management
o Maintain accounting parameters like chart of accounts, cost centre in ERP system in case of any changes, close the accounting period
o File and manage all accounting document archive on monthly basis, (vouchers, financial reports, recon files, internal control documents etc.) for in charge customer company

  • - To be in charge of tax declaration and contact with State tax bureau and local tax bureau, as well as government bureaus of customer company
o Offer timely & accurately monthly taxes declaration to Tax Bureau, which includes VAT; stamp tax, EIT, property tax etc.
o Do the tax registration for the foreign currency service payment, complete the withholding tax affairs to ensure the payment can be made
o Prepare the utility VAT return application documents and get it returned.
o Tax report preparation on monthly basis, annual tax filing report, Annual union examination preparation.
o File and manage the Tax related documents in public drive
o Prepare, submit and coordinate all the local statistic reports (tax bureau, finance bureau etc.), company information publication (企业信息公示)

  • - To prepare the monthly performance review indicators/presentation
o Analyse the monthly closure process/performance and identify improvement actions and follow up
o Monthly KPI dashboard report preparation and data analysis presentation to company on time with good quality, improvement plan proposed and followed
o Other reports coordination & preparation (ISS, cash forecast, invoice volume statistics, to do on time performance etc.)
o Accounting issues/problem solving (including AP, AR, EC, FA litigation etc.) for customer companies
  • - To com

Job requirements


Accounting/Finance degree preferred.

At least 4+ years' experience, Strong GL accounting skills

Computer Skills:
Syteline ERP Standard computer skills; experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Communication Skills:
Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English and mandarin, frequent presentation with customer is necessary; coordination & cooperation

Special Skills:
Ability to work with people in other departments; possess a sense of urgency and attention to accuracy and detail; ability to handle duties as required; customer satisfactory-oriented sense; capability to work under pressures.

Company information

Safran SA

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

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