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Director - Governance/SOX

Job Title: Director - Governance/SOX
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Japan
Industry:
Salary: 13000000 - 15000000
Reference: 9650
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published: February 20, 2018 09:00

Job Description

A leading international retailer requires a Governance/SOX director to enhance its growing team in Japan. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to take on a responsible position with a world-renowned company.

Duties:
  • Support FCPA team in ensuring strong controls, narratives, mapping flow, process owner(s) communication and guidance for best practices needed for financial, and operational, FCPA work.
  • Support FCPA team to maintain responses to corporate and audit initiatives.
  • Support Director of Governance and other leaders on key initiatives in the areas of FCPA.
  • Drive overall design of controls, narratives, mapping flow, process owner(s) communication and guidance for best practices needed for financial, and operational controls.
  • Drive instruction for maintaining documents subject to SOX and guidance on the content of the documents.
  • Drive annual and quarterly certification process.
  • Understand US and Japan GAAP and impact on retail business by partnering with market and regional technical leads.
  • Partner with market technical lead to review, or document, draft policies submitted for review by Corporate.
  • Partner with market technical lead to understand local, and other, statutory policy changes as the arise.
  • Partner with Assistant Controller Governance and other leaders on key initiatives in the areas of general controls, both financial and non-financial.
  • Support CEO and CFO quarterly financial certification process and drive delivery of initiatives requested by these leaders.
  • Strong interaction with internal and external auditors both at a local and global level.
  • Develop team members (manage objectives and offer advice).
  • Ensure ethical guidelines thoroughly.
  • Understand and partner with the CEO, CFO and Controller to drive Global Controllership initiatives both in the area of Governance, and other Finance areas.

Requirements:
  • US GAAP knowledge.
  • Japan GAAP knowledge.
  • Business level English and Japanese.
  • Accounting/Controllership experience, preferably in a fortune 500 corporation overseen by a US parent company and/or Public audit experience; preferably with clients who are overseen by a US parent company.