Financial Controller

Job title : Financial Controller
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 11,000,000-13,000,000
Contact : Simon Jelfs
Call : Simon
Email : email Simon
Reference : JOB_006974[754]

A fast-growing international FMCG company with strong sales record in both Japanese and international markets is now looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and experienced Controller to join their Japan team, with the aim to keeping the accounting and financial processes and reporting of the company up to standard.


  • Monthly reporting (BS, P&L, Cash flow, Group reporting package etc.) according
    to US GAAP and Corporate Accounting/Reporting standards
  • Ensure compliance of all functions and processes with Global Control
    Standards, PepsiCo policies & procedures
  • Lead projects related to Accounting /Tax and partner with the business to assess
    implications on processes and systems triggered by business initiatives
  • Annual reporting to Local Authorities for statutory accounts according to local
  • Ensure that the Organization understands the needs & requirements of GCS
  • Yearly roll out of agreed Risk Control Matrix and GCS roadmap
  • Lead 5 accounting team through Corporate Audits
  • Ensure GL Accounting and all sub-ledgers are correct and all accounts reconciled
  • Annual tax returns as well as any tax audit (direct or indirect)
  • Be a hands-on leader who is a functional expert in accounting and financial
    reporting related matters who will provide the guidance for the market’s various
    departments and ensure execution in excellence of the policies
  • Compile, analyze and monitor the activities and results of the company
  • Maintain accounting procedures and systems necessary to ensure that: (i)
    accounting transactions are recorded in compliance with USGAAP and the
    Company’s accounting policies, and (ii) reporting of financial performance is
    accurate and completed timely. Proactively monitor, interpret and disseminate,
    as required, all relevant and appropriate accounting issues
  • Ensure controls over financial reporting processes are in place and are executed
    in excellence
  • Lead projects related to accounting and financial reporting and partner with the
    business to assess implications on processes and systems triggered by business
  • Manage and lead the financial reporting, transaction processing such as: AR, AP,
    Tax and day-to-day treasury and internal controls


  • Native Japanese and Business level English
  • Strong communication skills with hands-on experience 
  • At least 8 years of experience with strong background in Controlling, accounting and financial reporting field, 3 years in a senior financial leadership role with ability to lead and develop a team
  • Experience in a leading publically traded company, large international corporate
  • Excellent knowledge in USGAAP and local GAAP reporting and compliance
  • Great business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Highly focused, hands on, with strong attention to details
  • Knowledge of financial systems – experience in NetSuite is an advantage
  • Professional Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is an advantage