Senior Finance Manager

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: 財務・会計
Salary: 7500000 - 8000000
Reference: 11663
Contact Name: Hisato Wakaizumi
Job Published 17 Jan 2020


Position: Senior Manager, Finance

Department: Finance

Location: Tokyo

Reports to: President

Functionally closely work with finance team Subordinate(s): 1


  • Lead the monthly/quarterly/annual closing compliance with Japan and US GAAP
  • Lead the annual budget planning and monthly forecasting

  • Be responsible for taxation and treasury

  • Review the actual financial data and report it to leadership team

  • Advise operation team on the business planning

  • Analyse market, competitors and customers’ data

  • Be responsible for the risk management and internal control for the organization

  • Manage finance team and support career development of the staff

Works with:

  • Japan Internal – All functions including Leadership team

  • External – Tax consultant, Auditor and Bank


  • Familiar with Japan accounting/tax law and regulation, and US-GAAP

  • Hands-on experience with budgeting, forecasting and actual closing

  • ERP experience & knowledge (preferably SAP)

  • Excellent skills of Excel and Powerpoint

  • At least 10 years FP&A experiences at multi-national companies, with at least 5 years management role

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Analytical, presentation and negotiation skills

  • People management skills including career development of the team member(s)


  • Good understanding of consumer marketing concepts (FMCG)

  • Experience/knowledge in internal control system and framework

  • Experience in negotiation with banks

  • Working/worked in high-end/premium product industry

  • SAP working experience

  • Interests in Golf, Apparel and Fashionable Lifestyle

Personality traits

  • Proven business acumen, excellent financial skills and strong leadership qualities

  • Strong interpersonal, emotional intelligence and communication and presentation skills

  • Team oriented, open minded, willingness to share and communicate

  • Perseverance, able to handle stress and meet deadlines and work with limited resources

  • Creativity, result driven and problem-solver

  • Strategic thinking

  • A commercial and analytical mind-set


  • University graduate with major in accounting or finance

  • Professional qualification such as CPA/MBA or similar is a plus

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