Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Minato-ku, Japan
Industry: 財務・会計
Reference: 11325
Contact Name: Anthony Trotter
Job Published 15 Aug 2019




The Finance Manager Japan has an important role within the company as he/she will be responsible for the internal reporting of the company results and responsible to manage the local accounting based on Japanese standards. Besides this, the Finance Manager will support the organization with established internal reporting to improve efficiency and do ad hoc analysis to assist the management.

In general, with this responsibility, the Finance Manager needs to be able to have an impact on the organization.

The Finance Manager reports to the Managing Director and has a dotted reporting line to the CFO of Asia Pacific.

The Finance Manager will be based in Tokyo.


  • Strong educational background in Finance and Accounting
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience as Finance Manager or Controller in an international company or as an Auditor in an international accounting company
  • A good knowledge of Excel and able to analyse data by Pivot tables
  • Very good command of the English language and familiar to report / communicate with overseas management
  • Willingness to travel within Asia (internal trainings)
  • Team player

Job scope

  • Managing the local accounting and financial statements with respect to local financial standards and tax compliance. The Finance Manager needs to be aware of the current finance and tax standards and needs to be the specialist in this regard.
  • The monthly internal reporting is performed in an accurate way and with respect of the given deadlines. The Finance Manager needs to understand the story behind the figures and is able to explain this to the local management and the Regional Controlling team.
  • Managing the yearly budget exercise in close cooperation with the local management and the Regional Controlling team.
  • Reviewing and supporting the operational performance by using the internal reporting tools to optimize performance, productivity and profitability.
  • Keeping control on all balance sheet accounts and especially on the account receivables by organizing a strict credit management process.
  • Performing of ad hoc business cases or analysis and reportings.
  • Managing the accounting team by offering trainings, clear processes, job descriptions and performance management.
  • Supervising the year-end audit in a timely way and maintaining good and professional relationship with the external auditor.

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