Manager of Financial Analysis

Job Title: Manager of Financial Analysis
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Reference: 11003
Contact Name: Anthony Trotter
Job Published 04th Mar 2019


A strong diversified and consistently well performing American company with a strong presence across the globe is looking for an experienced Manager for their Financial analysis team. Brilliant career opportunities available.

Key Accountabilities

  • Guide, consolidate, and support the Strategic Business Review and Annual Planning process establishing and communicating the planning timetable, process and guidelines to stakeholders including management of templates and deliverables.
  • In the Annual Plan, assist and support division GM agreeing rigorous sales and pricing performance targets with Sales Leadership team, based on internal and market factors (both historic and predictions)
  • Assist and support division GM in the development of Annual financial plan and allocated budget preparation, monthly/quarterly forecasting, decision support for sales goal setting, pricing, marketing campaigns, competitive analysis and benchmarking.
  • Assist and support Finance Director with forecast preview/review and oversee timely and accurate plan and forecast submissions for the Japan market.
  • Provide reports, variance analysis and commentaries of financial results to support the monthly close process, monthly business review (MBR) and as well as any ad-hoc management requests.
  • Translate and interpret our financial results into operational recommendations to improve and accelerate the business driving both day-to-day and long-term execution opportunities
  • Be a leader in using BI tool developing in-depth financial modelling for sales outlook, sales mix, investment and ROI analysis, gross profitability analysis, OPEX optimization and other ad-hoc analysis to provide insightful analytics on various items that support management decision-making.
  • Work closely with Sales/Marketing team to provide financial support in the areas of new product pricing and margin analysis, customer-level P&L analysis, product portfolio strategy and analysis, equipment management, profit improvement and other strategic business initiatives.
  • Perform initial financial review and assessment of capital allocation requests (CAR) proposals for supply chain, operational and administrative units.
  • Lead others, further developing talent by setting goals, encouraging your team to challenge assumptions and helping people succeed in their careers, while ensuring cross-department collaboration to best optimize and accelerate the business


Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

At least 10 years of experience in finance
Significant analytical skillset, including the utilization of BI and reporting tools
Strong quantitative abilities and ability to solve complex problems
Excellent communication skills with ability to build relationships
Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
High level of commercial acumen
MS Office (Excel/ Word/ PowerPoint/ Access)
English: TOEIC 800


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Japanese Bookkeeping 2nd grade or equivalent
Experience in ERP system (SAP, JDE, Oracle etc.)


Education requirements

Bachelor degree

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