Japan CFO

Job Title: Japan CFO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 14000000 - 18000000
Reference: 10802
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published 13th Nov 2018


This European transportation company is looking for a new Japan CFO to take control of all finance, accounting and tax related matters. The chosen candidate will work closely with the Country Manager and Sales Manager as a business partner, with extensive input into the company's plans for the Japan market.

The role also monitors and manages risks and exposures for all the Japan business units, drives value creation initiatives, and ensures high quality and timely reporting.



  • Participation in business plan development, including setting short and medium term financial objectives
  • Analysis of investment plans, budgets, and financial results
  • Monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting to APAC HQ in Singapore
  • Statutory reporting in accordance with local laws and requirements
  • Co-operation with external and internal auditors
  • Business partnering with the Japan management team
  • Development of proposals to create synergies and efficiency improvements on country level
  • Ensuring compliance with Internal Control System
  • Design and implement new value creation initiatives
  • Manage cash and foreign currency holdings


  • Controlling mindset with the drive to challenge and improve status quo processes
  • Deep understanding of financial and cost accounting
  • Proven people management and leadership skills
  • Organisational skills (ability to prioritise, plan, assign & control)
  • Ability to work with different cultures and to manage cross functional interfaces
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Familiarity with entrepreneurial and strategic matters
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Management experience of at least 5 years
  • Project management skills
  • Business-level English
  • Native-level Japanese
  • University Degree

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