FP&A Specialist

Job Title: FP&A Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 5000000 - 6500000
Reference: 10801
Contact Name: Emile Ngene
Job Published 12th Nov 2018


Seldom does the opportunity arise for Financial Analysts to grow their careers with such a prestigious and global Luxury Retailer. Their wares are world-renowned and you have a chance to be a part of how the Japanese entity develops around their core products.

  • Validate and analyse sales, gross margin, and Advertising & Promotion expenses, and provide variance analysis.
  • Analyse the sales discount & returns and provide alerts to BU managers to maintain/improve the gross margin.
  • Review and validate the sales & inventory provisions (return provision, inventory provision).
  • Ensure the delivery of daily sales reports.
  • Develop business follow up and enhance performance analysis in some different angles (by channel, by geographic area etc.) including the following topics: Volumes, Prices, Margins, Advertising & Promotion expenses.
  • Assist in reviewing and developing the procurement process (bidding, consolidation of vendors etc.) especially on Advertising and Promotion expenses.
  • Develop and lead the planning process (budgets, best estimates, revised forecasts, landing): Sales, Gross Margin, Inventory & Purchase as well as A&P expenses.
  • Assist in setting Internal Control processes within sphere of responsibility.
  • Assist in planning and monitoring yearly stock take.

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience of auditing in one of the big consulting firms, and/ or an operational experience in a multinational company, on the control side.
  • Experience in a multinational organisation is required. Overseas work experience is a plus.
  • Ability to do complex analysis, communicate results and forecast outcomes.
  • Knowledge in accounting principles and standards (IFRS).
  • Outstanding Excel and PowerPoint skills, good knowledge of ERP, POS and other information systems. SAP and Essbase a +.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Business level Japanese & English, both written and spoken.

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