Associate FP&A Director

Job title : Associate FP&A Director
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 13,000,000 - 15,000,000
Contact : Hisato Wakaizumi
Call : Hisato
Email : email Hisato
Reference : JOB_007060[791]

Associate Director, FPA


Job Description


Associate Director (AD)/Business Partner is a member of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in Human Health (HH) Finance of Japan. The AD is to be Finance representative to partners in HH commercial teams to broadly support to & collaborate with them for budgeting, forecasting, analysis or investment. The AD also collaborates with Reporting team in FP&A, inputting insights from the stakeholders for accurate forecasting and analysis.



Primary Activities / Responsibilities


-       Establish close relationship between business partners including their commercial leaders, through daily communication and supports.

-       Closely work with Reporting team to exchange insights to provide accurate forecast and commentary.

-       Support P3 in Business Partnership Team with leadership as AD

-       Being representative of Finance as a partner to commercial teams. Stakeholders in commercial team include Executive officer and Ex. Directors. Discuss forecast assumptions and report monthly performance exchanging insights.

-       Support budgeting and reforecasting of Sales, Promotion and Daily Expenses for business partners (Budget: once a year. Reforecast: 2-3 times every year). Prepare templates with Reporting team, coordinate commercial leaders’ reviews, verify partners’ inputs, support their presentation to commercial leaders.

-       Analyze monthly variance between budget/reforecast of Sales, Promotion and Daily Expenses, and input to Reporting team for analysis report.

-       Being familiar with financial tools such as SAP and other internally developed systems to investigate variances and verify forecast accuracy.

-       Have business acumen through daily communication with partners. Join monthly catch up with commercial leaders, present monthly / quarterly financial performance, and obtain their insights.

-       Support business partners’ decisions providing accurate analysis, due-diligence, and insights, including due-diligence of Business Development deals.

-       Find risk and opportunities for Sales outlook and cost/investment management.

-       Current Employees apply HERE


Secondary Language(s) Job Description:


-       Basic understanding on Accounting skill / background (Japanese bookkeeping certification grade 2-3 level, or equivalent)

-       Working experience in Finance / Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) for 5 years or longer

-       Intermediate or Advanced skills for financial data management – experience of SAP or other major ERP, Excel.

-       Intermediate presentation skills (inc PPT).

-       English / Japanese communication in verbal/presentation/writing (Business fluency)

-       Communication skills with business including Executives to discuss their forecast assumptions and to support finance due-diligence.

-       Strong analytical skills of financials /business plans, assumptions, act vs plans

-       Quick catching up and natural curiosity to understand commercial scheme/practices of our Company / Pharmaceutical industry in Japan.

-       Be flexible and comfortable working with quick turnaround times and deadlines

-       Ability to challenge, to think out of the box to propose and implement effective business solutions.

-       Effective at working with cross-functional project teams with an emphasis on collective achievements. 

-       Be energetic, forward-looking, influential with strong curiosity on diverse topics


<Preferred skills/ Qualification>


-       Working experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in pharmaceutical industries

-       Intermediate skills of business intelligence tool such as Power BI

-       Project management skill