Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Job Title: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 8000000 - 10000000
Reference: 10358
Contact Name: Simon Jelfs
Job Published 20th Aug 2018


  • Lead team responsible financial and strategic planning of new initiative
    • Create partnership with senior leadership to drive both quality improvements and COGS optimization
    • Establish management performance metrics and KPIs
    • Ensures business targets and needs are being met by conducting ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and cost activity analysis
    • Identify trends and recommend corrective actions
    • Conduct benchmarking and implement best practices 
    • Create systems and tools to deliver timely and  cost-effective costing information to management
Establishing rapport and credibility with functional business partners
  • Partner with leadership to deliver short and long-term business results required by the company through thought-leadership and data analysis
  • Proactively identify issues, opportunities, and/or trends that may impact productivity or profitability
  • When necessary, provide a contrasting and independent opinion when it involves the financial health and performance
  • Lead/support the establishment of Manufacturing Cost Analysis as a new and separate function 
Analyze potential partnerships, Joint-Ventures, or Acquisitions for ROI and, if necessary, assist with their integration into the business.

Construct, validate, and maintain data accumulation systems for a SKU-level by standards-based accounting system

Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems