Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Reference: 9307
Contact Name: Simon Jelfs
Job Published: January 25, 2018 09:00

Job Description

The Role

Lead the Finance function for the Japan business and work closely with the Japan MD on business planning and analysis and business development.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Preparation of budget, forecasting and planning and providing timely and meaningful management information
  • Managing the general ledger & month end close, balance sheet reconciliations, royalty statement processing, AP processing, AR collection, payroll, financial statement review, cash flow forecasting, project budgeting & approval, managing insurance policies, and working with external auditors.
  • Review current processes, and suggest and implement improvements to increase efficiency and enhance the controls environment.
  • Responsible for updating and adding accounting policies for the business.
  • Manage 1 direct report and be responsible for their ongoing training and development.

Candidate Profile:

  • Leadership experience in accounting and finance in Japan
  • Native level Japanese, business level English 
  • Experience with inter-company and foreign currency related transactions and dealing with external auditors and accountants
  • Experience with accounting software would be an advantage
  • Strong balance sheet reconciliation skills 
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Experience in managing and developing a small team
  • Excellent writing and communication skills