Finance Business Partner

Job title : Finance Business Partner
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 10,000,000 - 15,000,000
Contact : Hisato Wakaizumi
Call : Hisato
Email : email Hisato
Reference : JOB_006696[865]


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Job Summary

Provides qualitative analytical assistance to stakeholders through relevant, actionable, timely and meaningful reports agreed with the business partners for actuals, budget, fo recasting and strategic plan. Facilitate and coordinate for their respective unit the different planning and budget processes: RF, 10YP and Budget for responsible scope. Transversal role in I2I G2M Japan Harmonize, standardize reporting and budget process within Japan.


Major Accountabilities

  • Creates, controls and assesses the monthly business performance analytical reports as well as the budgeting, forecasting, and long-term planning packages.

  • Explains the differences, trends, and searches for insights

  • Work with business partners in evaluating and interpreting financial data (business reviews)

  • Creates, harmonize complex financial/performance reporting and modeling for the business partners

  • Facilitate RRA/RF/Budget/10YP exercises

  • Performs ad-hoc analysis according to expectations

  • Act as a trusted business partner for our customers

  • Use innovative analytical opportunities (AI, Advanced Analytics) to generate insights and better support the decision-making process

  • Provide analytical support with timely and relevant financial analysis related to the ongoing business results, ad-hoc analysis related to new business models, long-term business planning, and portfolio choices.

  • Bring analytics insights and experience to shape the optimum solution for specific needs

  • Develop and leverage our Genpact Capabilities by making sure standard and harmonized assets, tools and methodologies are being applied and used where applicable


Education and Qualification

  • Fluent in both English and Japanese

  • University Degree

  • Basic knowledge and skills in Accounting and Financial analysis

  • Min 5 yrs experience in Controlling and/or local FP&A (Preferable)


Foundational Competencies:


- Financial Analysis

o Constructs financial models (e.g., P&L and balance sheet models, M&A models, economic impact models)

o Understands and applies costing techniques (e.g., standard costing, variance analysis, overhead allocation)

o Synthesizes and simplifies financial and nonfinancial data

o Maintains proficiency with tools and statistical modeling techniques (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Hyperion, Essbase and Business Objects)


- Forecasting

o Builds clear, accurate, and repeatable forecast models

o Identifies root causes of previous errors to improve forecasting accuracy

o Monitors accuracy and predictive validity of existing models (e.g., relevance of metrics or business drivers included in forecast)



o Develops and integrates budgets for multiple functional areas

o Analyzes budgets for patterns and drivers of errors

o Monitors and communicates budget performance against preset targets

o Ensures alignment between the operating budget and strategic plan


- Performance Management

o Analyzes and reports performance metrics to management

o Ensures assumptions underlying performance targets are well grounded in reality while driving for stretch results

o Streamlines business reviews to focus management on the most critical risks and opportunities

o Identifies metrics that drive performance against strategic priorities

o Applies a broad range of analytical techniques to identify business issues, opportunities, and risks


- Technology

o Uses financial systems such as SAP, Cognos TM1, Cognos BI

o Generates reports with customized data parameters to aid decision making


- Investment management

o Challenges investment assumptions used to develop metrics (e.g., IRR, NPV, ROI)

o Evaluates trade-offs in a diverse portfolio of existing and proposed growth projects

o Monitors investment performance throughout the project life cycle (pre and postproject completion)


Target Competencies:


- Predictive Modeling

o Applies a wide variety of advanced statistical, mathematical, and market research techniques o Discovers new and interesting patterns across datasets using cluster analysis, dependencies, and anomaly detection

o Leverages data mining techniques to forecast future trends and probabilities

o Designs end-to-end models, which include identifying objectives, sampling, testing, calibration, and monitoring performance

o Generates statistical models that can capture and quantify risks and opportunities


- Data Combination

o Works with multiple, inconsistent datasets from across the organization

o Extracts insight from disparate sources of data

o Uses machine learning techniques (e.g., applied mathematics, algorithm theory, distributed computing)

o Assists nonfinancial partners in interpreting complex analyses

o Maintains familiarity with and the ability to use mass database skills (e.g., Hadoop, Java, Python, SQL, Hive, Pig)

o Shifts analyses between Excel and analytical data tools


- Mathematical expertise

o Applies correlation and multivariate regression in analysis

o Uses the correct statistical tools when analyzing data (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, SciPy, Stata)


Personal Skills

  • Well organized respects deadlines

  • Analytical mindset

  • Able to prioritize and maintain focus when presented with competing tasks

  • Pro-active and curious.

  • Able to delegate and supervise outsourced resources (BPO) and collaborate effectively in a matrix organization

  • Negotiating and influencing abilities: being able to have a holistic view of how the company is allocating its resources, this person can act as an influencer on getting win-win agreements in many aspects of synergy with and across ownerships: budget $, headcount, overhead, business opportunities, deadlines etc.

    Able to translate Finance jargon into simple, actionable insights that are easily understandable by the business


  • Strong communication and presentation skills: ability to elaborate and articulate clearly and objectively within the context of different scenarios and audiences