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FP&A Manager

Job Title: FP&A Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry:
Salary: 9000000
Reference: 10896
Contact Name: Emile Ngene
Job Published: January 08, 2019 09:00

Job Description

Here's an opportunity to utilise your well-honed FP&A skills for this European electronics manufacturer. Its supportive environment is second-to-none and there is plenty of scope for the right candidates to develop further.

Responsibilities
  • Lead preparation of the company’s operating budget and strategic long-range plan, i.e., Strategic Orientation. Work with management to make projections and set budgets across the organisation. The responsibility includes a coordination of financial planning process such as information gathering, timely submission of financial data and templates. Rigorously control operating budget for entire business.

  • Prepare/review the periodic financial forecasts and packages. Promptly update the latest sales estimate on a weekly basis.

  • Collaborate with accounting and audit teams in Finance to ensure financials we present are in line with the rules and guidelines according to the Corporate accounting manual and other global rules.

  • Work closely with business/function leaders and the team members in developing financial plans and forecasts while working closely with the counterparts in APAC and Corporate finance teams.

  • Own, maintain and continually improve a driver-based financial model to forecast company results in a format that can be easily adapted to different scenarios (effective and efficient modelling). Utilise best practices to provide model transparency and accuracy, speed the review process, and provide key summary analytics.

  • Analyse operating results and key performance indicators including identifying key business drivers/trends impacting the operating performance. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial data summary and analysis for monthly closing reviews with the management team to recommend financial actions for continual improvement.

  • Closely monitor revenue and margin performance of the businesses, search and understand the drivers behind the numbers, and identify actionable insights and bring them into actions.

  • Provide financial analysis and support for new product launches and by-category management including profitability and entire PL analysis.

  • Perform various ad hoc financial analyses.

  • Manage up to 2 staff and set individual goals. Coach staff, support development and collaborate on hiring decisions, performance management and recognition.

  • Familiarise him/herself on the latest financial planning tools, financial requirements, reporting schedules and help alignment among stakeholders including business/function leaders.

  • Master Data management (due to segregation of duties)

  • Process following master data for new additions, changes and deletions.

    Vendor, Customer, Ship-to address, Chart of account, Project code, Bank master, Warehouse code, Cost Center, Account manager, Misc. Analytical Axis and GPS Family Level1

  • Ensure the uniformity, accuracy, consistency and accountability of the Company’s official shared master data assets.

  • Conduct quarterly review and validation of the master data to ensure that these are clean, reliable, complete, and up-to-date.


Requirements
  • Business level Japanese and English (spoken and written).
  • University degree in finance, accounting, business or related field.

  • MBA degree (Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related field) or CPA preferred.

  • 8 - 10 years’ experience in a financial/accounting capacity. Strong understanding of all aspects of the financial functions.

  • A minimum of 5 years of related FP&A experience in financial and cost/variance analysis, planning and budgeting with heavy emphasis on consumer goods/operations related accounting.

  • Leadership abilities with 3 - 5 years supervisory experience.

  • Expertise in business analysis and financial modelling. Ability to assess needs quickly and identify logical solutions.