Financial Controller

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Salary/Rate : ¥9M - ¥11M
Location : Tokyo Metropolis
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Reference : 22321-FS
Job Classification : Financial Services

Description :


Periodical Closing (Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly) regarding a separate legal entity for the project in London

  • Proper revenue recognition and expense accrual using corporate accounting software (PeopleSoft)
  • Instruction of G/L entries to Finance Support Group in Warsaw, Poland and trial balance checking Reporting
  • Month end closing, including reporting using corporate reporting system
  • Provide financials and variance analysis to business line heads
  • Statutory reporting

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Annual budget
  • Quarterly forecast


  • Intercompany billing and settlement
  • Reconciliation of intercompany balances


  • Manage cash flow forecast, foreign exchange and requirements of the business operations

Tax Compliance

  • Tax administration queries in conjunction with outside tax consultant in UK

Contracts to Cash

  • Revenue recognition review
  • Manage invoicing
  • Debtor management and reporting

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure suppliers are paid timely to ensure continuous supplies of goods and services
  • Staff expense reimbursements


  • Willing to live in London at least 6 to 12 months
  • Fully qualified accountant with degree in Accountancy or equivalent
  • At least 8 years’ experience including leading a finance team
  • Team player with strong communication skills both in Japanese and English (at least TOEIC 860 level)
  • Leadership skills in managing and coaching a team
  • Good knowledge of JGAAP and US GAAP as well as SOX compliance (preferred but not essential)
  • Good knowledge of local corporate, tax and other regulatory compliance
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft or any other ERP system
  • Able to challenge status quo and drive through changes
  • Competent in excel hands on approach and proven ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Preferably have worked in a MNC environment

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