The candidate should be a part-qualified Mandarin speaking accountant and will work alongside the existing financial controller of the UK subsidiary of a Chinese financial services company.

The job duties associated with this role include but will not be limited to:

  • Perform month end exercise including journal entries, bank reconciliations; intercompany schedules revenue and expense accruals and variance analyses
  • Prepare and file tax returns and regulatory reports in compliance with requirements set by applicable tax and Financial Services regulators
  • Required to keep up-to-date with new accounting, tax and other rules which may affect the business, ensuring that the business is made aware of the new rules on a timely basis and that reporting and control requirements are revised and adapted to enable compliance with new rules
  • Competently deal with queries from all parts of the business (including from overseas offices), auditors, tax authorities and regulators
  • Be involved in developing management accounting and cost controlling system
  • Sales invoicing and expense invoices filing and record keeping
  • Cashiering function including bank payments and receipts, petty cash management
  • Employee expenses reimbursements processing and controlling
  • Maintain fixed assets schedule and others
  • Ad hoc financially related operational work
  • Assisting with group-wide projects involving finance

Skills and Abilities

  • Have in-depth understanding of the IFRS accounting standards and FCA rules for investment banking and securities brokers operating in the UK;
  • Have good knowledge of income tax and VAT law of the UK and preferably EU
  • Previous working experience in a FCA (formerly FSA) regulated firm preferred;
  • Good numerical skill and able to handle and analyse large volume of data
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Must show initiative, have good interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic


  • University graduate in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Part-qualified accountant with ACA, ACCA or CIMA accreditation
  • 1-2 years of practical accounting experience
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin (written and spoken)