China Finance Manager (Freight Forwarding)

  • Finance
  • P.R. China - Shanghai

Our client is a leading European freight forwarder with a global presence and 10 offices in China. For this client, Talent Fishers is looking for a China Finance Manager to accompany the growth of the company in Asia.

Job location: Shanghai, P.R. China
Scope: Lead the finance strategy and operations
Reporting to: China General Manager
Team: Local finance teams in each of the company’s 10 China offices.

Job description
• Overall responsibility for financial control & reporting on a day to day basis
• Meeting group reporting deadlines
• Review and report on monthly accounts & variances.
• Produce and monitor KPI data
• Line management responsibility for the financial teams in 10 different locations in China
• Supporting the operations teams in product costing and margin analysis
• Local relationship with the bank, tax bureau and external stakeholders
• Leading and managing the budget process, preparation and presentation of the annual budgets
• Ensuring the company develops & controls its ERP systems to maximum efficiency/minimal cost
• Working with the Group senior management in formulating strategy and long term plans

Job Requirements
• Bachelor degree or above in Finance
• 8 to 10 years working experience in finance field including some experience as a senior decision maker and team leader
• Experience in the logistics or freight forward industries is a strong plus
• Excellent knowledge of the Chinese tax and compliance environment
• Solid team management skills and experience
• Strong fundamental finance skills (operations and analytics)
• A working experience in Audit or CPA firm would be a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills in both English and Mandarin
• Proactive, analytical and detail oriented
• Strategic thinker with confidence and strong planning skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trust and confidence to influence and drive teams

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