Senior Controlling Manager

Job Title: Senior Controlling Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 10000000 - 14000000
Reference: 11199
Contact Name: Emile Ngene
Job Published 14 Jun 2019


As a Consumer Goods group known for its quality and high level of product engineering, they are looking for a Controller of equally high caliber to join the team and upkeep their standards. Could this be you?

  • Oversee all finance and accounting related activities for the SBU in Japan.
  • Oversee compliance & control process (Audit - SOX, monthly/Quarterly Audit packs, BS account reconciliation and reviews).
  • Leads and is responsible for financial models, forecasts, budgets, financial analysis and financial statements for the SBU.
  • Partner with the SBU GM to develop sound strategies and tactical execution to meet and exceed growth & profit metrics.
  • Partner with business leaders and develop reports to enhance transparency and decision making.
  • Trains and is the point-of-contact for business compliance training, policy and rules related to the SBU in Japan.
  • Reviews and recommends based on variance and trends ways to improve business results.
  • Ownership of various time sensitive country and SBU reports.
  • Implements Company policies and procedures related to financial activities.
  • Perform due diligence into specific line items to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Ensuring procedures & controls are appropriate and functioning to produce reliable, accurate, and timely financial results.
  • Own the monthly accounting close and reporting process, insuring reports are timely, accurate, and understood.
  • Undertakes special studies and investigations as requested by senior management or those that are self-directed.
  • Assures company is in compliance with accounting pronouncements and governmental requirements.
  • Reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual account and cost center analysis for all accounts.
  • Coordinates monthly variance analysis process.
  • Lead, manage and mentor a team.
  • Tracks and reports on key financial activities to the Country Controller.
  • Enhance and maintain planning and budgeting systems/processes.
  • May lead designated projects to improve operation and productivity in the SBU.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; prefer degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration; MBA preferred.
  • Must have FP&A and financial modelling experience including budgeting, forecasting and profitability analysis.
  • At least 10 years of finance and accounting work experience; must have supervisory experience.
  • Must have experience and knowledge of SAP; experience with BPC preferred.
  • Knowledge and work experience based on both IFRS and Japanese GAAP.
  • Charter Accountant, CPA or Book Keeping test (Level 1) preferred.
  • Work experience in globally operated company (e.g. Japan based foreign company).
  • Bilingual (Japanese native & business level English) in speaking, reading and writing.
  • Strong computer literacy (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc).
  • Knowledge of accounting terminology and definitions.
  • Prior experience with internal audit preferred.
  • Must have displayed timely and accurate work.

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