Finance Director


Salary:

¥8M - 10M / annum

Location:

Osaka

Date posted:

May 9, 2019

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

67040-0009279351

Specialisation:

Finance and accounting


Description

Essential Functions:

  • Manages all Finance functions in Osaka office including; Financial Planning & Analysis, Risk Management, Accounting, and Treasury. Will oversee a team that will consist of both degreed professionals and administrative and/or financial clerks.
  • Manage and develop strategic planning, performance metrics, management reporting, annual budgets, forecasts and financial analyses for the Office
  • Responsible for providing financial analysis and support to local executives and coordinating results with Corporate office.
    • Provides input for development of annual operating budget in coordination with local executives and Corporate office.
    • Provides monthly variance analysis comparing actual financial results with planned results.
    • Handles monthly financial and cash reporting to management and its corporate team.
  • Leads team responsible for weekly and monthly processing of vendor and partner invoices and payments, consultant commissions and customer refunds.
    • Leads the team tasked with resolving customer and consultant payments, payment methods and refund cases in conjunction with the Operations and FMC teams in Osaka.
  • Partner with department heads to drive results and efficiencies in overhead spend
  • Serves as a local Finance contact for Japanese banking partners along with corporate management (SMBC, JPB, MUFJ)
  • Serves as local Finance contact along with corporate finance team for payment processing partners (Paygent, MUFJ, SMBC Finance, WorldPay)
  • Responsible for processing tax payments to the local agencies.
  • Prepares documentation and reporting as requested for the staff and local authorities.
  • Prepares year-end tax reporting to independent consultants for commissions paid.
  • Direct report to local Director with dotted-line responsibility to management team.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years of experience in finance/accounting.
  • 5-7 years proven successful management experience.
  • College or University degree with Finance or Accounting major.
  • Working knowledge of Japanese and international accounting rules.
  • Prior international company experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Japanese taxes and withholdings; tax payment processes and scheduling; year-end tax reporting to independent contractors
  • Communication
    • English - Must have strong command of English written and spoken language, both in conversational and business, where candidate will interact comfortably with others in a business setting.
    • Japanese – Expert-Level of Japanese is required. Candidate will negotiate and deal with third parties, customers and consultants on behalf of the firm.
  • Advanced MS-Excel skills, familiarity with online banking software and experience with Microsoft Great Plains preferred.
  • Ability to present complex concepts and financial models to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work in a high activity office under continuous change and growth.


Osaka

Osaka Center Bldg. 13F
4-1-3 Kyutaro-machi
Chuo-ku, Osaka
541-0056
jp
+816 6244 7990
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