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Controller

Job Title: Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 8000000 - 11000000
Reference: 11104
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published 27th Apr 2019

Description

General Position Summary:
Controller position in multinational cosmetics company.

Responsibilities:
・Provide robust monthly financial data to corporate that complies with company policies and deadlines
・Review, approval and sign off of the statutory accounts, financial statements and USGAAP vs Statutory accounts reconciliation  
・Review and approval of cash flow reports, quarterly and annual financial reporting packs
・Manage best in class finance organization. Ensures talent engagement and development 
・Work alongside the corporate tax team to maintain a robust tax environment in line with local legislation, responsible for tax returns ad handling of tax audits
・Deliver ad-hoc management reporting like requests for summaries, analysis and other business requests



Required Experiences/Skills:
・5 to 10 years of experience in accounting; industry experience in beauty/consumer products a plus
・ability to explain complex concepts and problems in simple terms, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Strong verbal and written communication skills  
・Experience of managing teams sizes from 3-5 individuals
・Effectively bilingual in Japanese and English
・Advance knowledge of SAP and Hyperion
・Knowledge of SOX compliances
・Work collaboratively as part of the team/organization to achieve common and individual goals
・Own and drive continuous improvement ideas within the team
・Self-starter/self-engaging
・Experience/knowledge related with accounting, legal and indirect tax

・High learning ability(⇔blocked learner)
  - High EQ
  - Intellectual horsepower (quick learning/strategic thinking/conceptualization)
・Humbleness
・Deep self-awareness, reflection, and personal-development
・Curiosity (esp. for business)
・Integrity and trust
・High quality of 報連相: ability to explain complex concepts and problems in simple terms, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively


Preferred Experiences/Skills:
・Experience with working with shared service centers is an advantage
・Knowledge of SAP and Hyperion is a plus
・Experience in manufacturing company, especially beauty & consumer products industry is plus