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Retail Finance Controller

Job Title: Retail Finance Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Minato-ku, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 7000000 - 12000000
Reference: 10986
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published 22th Feb 2019

Description

One of the most prestigious and successful European fashion houses is looking for an experienced Retail Controller to join their team in Aoyama. This position will play a core role as the analytical engine powering future growth in Japan as it moves towards becoming the number one company in luxury retail in the Japan market.

This is one of the fastest, most aggressive, and inventive brands in Japan, and they want to meet the very best financial analysts in Japan with retail backgrounds.


Responsibilities:

  • Act as business partner to other functions in order to add value in analyzing business KPIs and in enhancing the business decision making through a well-managed business planning cycle.
  • Prepare financial simulations and business cases for Retail projects.
  • Monitor investments for Retail projects.
  • Oversee financial profitability by store, aiming at identifying areas of improvement and potential actions in order to increase the profitability.
  • Take the lead in budget and rolling forecast processes, mainly for (but not limited to) sales, Capex and store expenses.
  • Control the compliance to internal policies and perform adhoc checks on actual spending, in order to propose and implement plans to maximise resource usage.

Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience as FinanceManager/PlanningManager/Controller
  • Experience in a multi-national retail company or audit firm
  • Knowledge of IFRS/USGAAP
  • Strong analytical skills and financial modelling skills
  • Competence in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English and Japanese