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Accounting Manager

Finance and management Beijing/ 北京 , Jiangsu , China Fixed Term contract Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 8 years English Fluent

Job Description

The accounting manager works in Safran Finance Services China (SFSC), this position reports to SFSC Director, overseas the accounting team covering GL/AP/FA/Tax etc. functions with around 8-10 people. This position is the focal point for all the customers. Essential duties and responsibilities will consist of, but not be limited to, the following for all in-charge customer companies:

General Ledger & financial reporting:
- Check and post the journals of GL accountants, and supervise the monthly closure process for all the customers to ensure the on time financial reports submission
- Oversee AP, AR and Fixed Asset, inter company, Expense Claim etc. to make sure all the transactions are complete and correct, and discover the problems and resolve the daily problems & issues timely
- Communicate with customer companies to resolve the accounting daily issue (for example, urgent payment request, payment litigation etc.)
- Oversee Intercompany reconciliation completion for group reporting
- Collect B/S account reconciliation files, physically check and sign for responsibility
- Review the B/S reconciliation and follow up the unreconciled items closely to ensure no risk by meeting the internal control requirements
- Review and sign the local financial reports prepared by GL accountant and get the approval from company
- Monthly/yearly statistic reports to local authorities (tax bureau, finance bureau etc.) with on time submission and correctness
- Be the backup of GL accountants if any

- Standardize and optimize the tax topics
- Can be kind of tax expert to handle the non-trade foreign currency payment issues by dealing with tax bureaus, be the key interface with tax bureaus
- Supervise timely & accurately monthly taxes declaration to Tax Bureau by GL accountants, which includes VAT, stamp tax, Enterprise Income Tax (EIT), property tax etc., complete the withholding tax affairs, manage EIT tax allocation between the HQ and branches (总分支机构)
- Annual EIT liquidation report, company information publication.
- Tax credit level daily management to ensure it to reach above B
- File and manage the Tax related documents

- Statutory audit coordination and being main contact with auditors
- Ensure the annual audit report submission on time and accurately by auditors

Continuous Improvement:
- Standardize and optimize the accounting processes, improve the operation efficiency
- Lead the daily QRQC meeting of accounting team
- Monthly KPI dashboard & monthly closing file preparation follow up & related meeting holding, identified actions follow up
- Identify the accounting improvement projects and lead/supervise them
- Monthly Balanced score card / KPIs preparation and submission to France

Complementary Description

- Supervise the archive of accounting documents (vouchers, financial reports, internal control documents etc.)
- Accounting practice compliance in line with internal control (IC) campaign and fulfil the IC campaign on time with good quality
- Accounting book set up for new customers and ERP implementation and migration for customers as needed

- Other duties as assigned by manager.

He/she will be responsible for the relationship among SFSC, customers companies and HQ

Note: business trips domestically and overseas could be expected from time to time.

This position will also be in constant relationship with HR, Purchasing, IT, Legal etc. other SSC departments and customers' operational departments, SFSC functions, as well as the Customer Finance heads and GMs

Job Requirements

Education: Accounting/Finance degree preferred.
Experience: 8+ years' experience, Strong GL, accounting, reporting, tax, internal control and management skills.

Computer Skills:
• EPR operations, Syteline + SAP Business One would be a plus;
• Experience in Excel, Word, and PPT, Power Query, Power BI etc.
Communication Skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Chinese & English
• Good presentation skills
Special Skills:
• Ability to work with people in other departments;
• Possess a sense of urgency and attention to accuracy and details;
• Capacity to handle duties as required
• Customer satisfactory-oriented sense;
• Capability to work under pressures.
• Strong management skill for a team (8-10 people)
• Initiative and motivation
• Team spirit
• Integrity
• Business acuity

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

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