Accounting & Finance Director

Job title : Accounting & Finance Director
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 10,000,000 - 11,000,000
Contact : Emile Ngene
Email : email Emile
Reference : JOB_006713[826]
This world renowned American Consumer Goods company is opening its doors for a talented Accounting & Finance Director. The role requires someone with great leadership skills, who can manage a team as well as be hands-on with end-to-end Accounting. Could this be the chance you were looking for?  


  • Oversee the Japan Accounting & Finance practice to ensure accurate financial reporting of the business
  • Manage the execution of monthly and annual close process for the company’s Japan entity
  • Develop and deliver monthly and annual management / statutory financial reporting for the Japan entity and on a consolidated basis
  • Manage daily cash flow of Japan entity and consolidation basis, including development of the plan, forecast and variance analysis, and review and approval of payments
  • Closely engage with the supply chain team to actively manage working capital (i.e. inventory)
  • Assist in monthly and quarterly financial reporting to banks
  • Actively manage and take ownership of the company’s ERP system (Netsuite)
  • Maintain strong and effective internal controls in accounting and business processes
  • Coordinate and lead the annual external audit process and manage the external tax team in the preparation of relevant tax filings in Japan
  • Manage a team of 4 members within Japan Accounting & Finance team (3 members reporting to one manager who reports directly to this position)
  • Closely coordinate with the US Finance & Accounting team to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting of the US entity
  • Lead ad-hoc financial analysis projects as necessary


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, or Finance or equivalent experience
  • Proven knowledge of JGAAP accounting regulations, practices and standards
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience, and 5+ years of people management
  • Business level English (both verbal and writing), and strong communication skills in general
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, ERP (NetSuite preferred) experience