I have established finance and treasury career for more than 20 years
both at foreign and domestic financial institution.
Currently I have engaged in business management of overseas group companies
and mainly contributed successful financial and budgeting analysis,
which resulted in a good reputation establishment of the company business.
I obtained admission into U.S CPA examination in 2003 and have expanded experience
and knowledge of treasury and finance business.
Currently I am primarily responsible for the following tasks
- Business administration and financial support of overseas subsidiaries.
- Preparation of annual execution plan, quarterly forecast and monthly forecast of overseas
- Propose and implement improvements in financial management processes
- Month-end results and plan comparison with previous year differential analysis
I have been involved in IPO business as a underwriter
・Establishment of cash flow and liquidity management at foreign bank.
・ Expertized in back office banking operation (banking operation Client Services, cash
operations, fund transfer remittance experience etc.)
I have long period of experience as a finance analyst working
at top foreign financial institution. Most recently, I have been trusted
with handling our company’s major group companies.
I’m a person who thrives on a challenge,
so right now I’m looking for an opportunity to gain further experience
in a globally operating company like this one.”
・Submission of financial analysis and financial report in compliance
with regulatory and business management guideline.
・ Analyze income statement variances
・ Recommend improvements of internal controls.
・ Compliance with company rules and financial/accounting policies
・ Ability to educate and train younger members and build a team structure
・ Establishment of cash flow and liquidity management.
・ Capability to respond compliance of local regulatory such as FSA inspection.
・ Successful treasury trade career and establishment good relationship
with major financial institutions and multinational corporates.
・ Good skills of financial reporting and analysis.
・ The ability to prepare and respond to audit issue and local regulatory house.
・ Solid knowledge and experience of finance division (obtained admission of US
・Good communication skills to the other business segments.(TOEIC Score 905)
・ Good PC skills (EXCEL, Word, Power point)
・what types of accounting software programs are you familiar with?
I have more than five years of experience working with FreshBooks
and over two years with a custom accounting software program,
both of which my last employer used. I have also worked
with Zoho Books, NetSuite ERP and FreeAgent in other roles.
An accounting friend recently recommended Gusto,
so I am currently finishing an online training program for it.”
・What is the top challenge facing those in the accounting field?
While technology definitely enhances our ability to automate various tasks,
the never-ending advancements can be challenging. As new advancements take place,
it can sometimes be difficult to integrate new accounting functions
with other operational processes. I have extensive experience
in helping software developers customize various accounting programs
to ensure the integration is seamless and results in minimal to zero downtime.
・Have you ever developed your own accounting process?
I would also have to say that the ever-changing tax codes
have always been and will continue to be a major challenge
for those in the accounting field. It seems that as soon as we become familiar
with one set of codes, new ones are implemented. However,
this is a challenge that any true accountant understands is a part of the job.”
・Can you define and explain the three financial statements?
Financial statements can look very different from one company to the next,
but they all essentially represent the same type of information.
A balance sheet outlines a company’s liabilities, assets and any shareholder equity.
A cash flow statement shows where the cash is coming from, including financing,
operating and investing activities. On the income statement,
you will find a detailed list of a company’s expenses and revenue.”
・Have you ever developed your own accounting process?
When I was working as an accounting manager at XYZ Company,
I noticed we were consistently missing late fee payments simply because
we were running too far behind to apply them on time.
Even if a client was over 30 days late on an invoice, we still had not applied a late fee.
I assembled a team to see how we could address this issue.
We decided to make the switch to FreshBooks, which gave us the ability
to automate late fees on our invoices.
This not only increased our revenue by 1% but also improved cash flow
because clients became more willing to pay their invoices on time.”
・When it comes to accounting software, what matters most—price or functionality?
Thanks to advancements in technology, there is no need to choose between price
and functionality when it comes to accounting software. With proper research,
you can find an affordable software program at $250 per month
that performs just as well as one that costs $2,000. It really comes down
to a company’s operational processes and accounting needs.
・Why do you want to work here?
I performed extensive research on your company and understand
your current employees speak highly about working here.
Not only does the culture here seem like a great fit for me,
but your mission statement resonates with my personal work ethic.
I have also noticed your company is involved in giving back to the community,
and I am a huge supporter of making our town the best it can be,
especially since I am raising a family here.”
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The job description aligns perfectly with my qualifications.