Finance and Accounting Manager

Job Title: Finance and Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chuo-ku, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 9000000 - 11000000
Reference: 10920
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published 22th Jan 2019


FocusCore is helping one of European fashion clients with their search for a new Finance & Accounting Manager in Ginza.

The role’s mission is to be a business partner for the Managing Director in Japan by managing administrative, financial and operations activities of the Company to ensure the Company’s objectives are met in accordance with the guidelines set by Headquarters and all applicable laws and regulations. Additional responsibilities include delivering efficiencies and strive to continuously improve company operations, performing reviews of forecast vs. actual variances, and communicating with managements and peers business issues and demanding corrective actions. The Finance & Accounting Manager reports to APAC Regional CFO and to Managing Director in Japan.

Key Accountabilities:

·         Organize and manage administrative, financial and operations activities of the company to achieve the targets set by the Company;

·         Organize and manage the accounting record of management data, drawing up the balance sheet and reporting to Holding the results of the company in terms of balance sheet results, work contracts, agency contracts and other agreements related to the Company, as well as guaranteeing that the activities of the company are performed in compliance with the laws in force;

·         Responsible for the annual Forecasting and Budgeting cycles of the Company and gap analysis;

·         Manage HR admin activities together with external payroll provider, Tricor and Regional HR;

·         Manage IT resources together with external support provider, BIOS and Regional IT;

·         Manage credit and relations with the treasury and banking institutions;

·         Check the financial results of the company, identifying any variations to the budget in order to take any necessary actions and initiatives aimed at reducing any differences;

·         Support the Country Manager with all reports and documentation related to sales activities;

·         Support the Country Manager in the decision making process by providing monthly analysis with regards to the main business drivers;

·         Ensure that the monthly closing report to Headquarters is in line with the deadlines and procedures stated given by Headquarters;

·         Ensure that import and export orders, invoices, credit and debit notes, are processed and controlled in accordance with Corporate guidelines, Company Policies and all applicable laws and regulations;

·         Follow up on shipping documentation by liaising with forwarding agents, customs, clearing agents, etc.;

·         Ensure that day to day inventory (Showroom, Sales and PR samples) and stock control activities are managed in accordance with Corporate guidelines and Company Policies;

·         Control and help manage the customer service activities of the Company and the relative staff, in accordance with Corporate policies and Company policies, as well as establishing controls at all levels;

·         Manage, develop, and coach human resources reporting directly to him, with respect for and in agreement with the guidelines provided by the Group Human Resources Department



Skills and Competencies:

·         Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

·         5+ years of relevant accounting or other related field experience

·         Solid accounting background both Japan GAAP and IFRS

·         Fluent in both oral and written English and Japanese

·         Strong enthusiasm, passion and excellent team player

·         Proactive and being able to work autonomously

·         Professionalism, confidentiality, integrity and respect

·         Strong communicator with all levels of staffs within a company

·         Knowledge of Sun System, Oracle Hyperion and Business Intelligence is strongly preferred

·         Excellent knowledge of Excel and other software MS Office

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