Finance Associate - Hong Kong

LMA Recruitment
Hong Kong
Up to HK$500k per annum
25 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type

This role of Finance Associate has responsibility for assisting in all financial control activities in respect of the company.  The role will be based in their Hong Kong office and will involve liaison with the Company's parent in the UK which is a major service provider (risk, clearing, settlement and IT services) to the firm.

To assist in all aspects of finance functions for GHF HK.

• Support all processes around month end and year end (financial and management) accounting and reporting;
• Prepare and report on regulatory capital requirements and resources;
• Be accountable for all aspects of local taxes;
• Manage legal entity treasury and FX exposures;
• Ensure support is given to internal projects on a timely basis;
• Be responsible for client money reconciliation, daily cash sheets, bank reconciliations and daily transfers;
• Own income and expense sides of general ledger;
• Be accountable for purchase and sales ledger and oversee all aspect of control that ultimately impact the general ledger;
• Liaison with external and internal auditors and, where applicable, regulators; and

• Knowledge of HK GAAP, IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP;
• Knowledge of SFC regulations including capital and reporting requirements;
• Must be comfortable working in a standalone environment;
• Demonstrable maturity, professionalism and gravitas;
• Ability to work to deadlines and adapt to changing conditions including the ability to generate effective and pragmatic solutions to new situations and problems as they are presented;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Recognised accountancy qualification;
• Demonstrates passion - approaches all tasks in an enthusiastic way.  Committed to upholding professional standards;
• Results-focused - is committed to achieving goals.  Tenacious approach to delivery, quality of output and organisation;
• Strong communication skills -  handles complex and difficult situations with thought and confidence; and
• Displays integrity - is sincere in own behaviour and in dealings with others.

Knowledge, Functional Skills and Other:
• Commodity and Financial Futures and Options industry knowledge and experience preferred;
• Strong English, Cantonese and Mandarin business language (written and verbal) ability due to Chinese clientele;
• Good knowledge with general ledger and database experience;
• Business experience of dealing with suppliers and clients;
• High level of Excel proficiency with VBA skills preferred but not essential;
• Positive personal approach which gives confidence;
• Available to travel on occasion;
• 3-5 years accounting experiences with brokerage firms

EA Reg no: R1216327

EA Licence No: 11C4684

Company Reg. No: 201131609D