Head of Finance

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Salary/Rate : ¥11M - ¥11M
Location : Tokyo Metropolis
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Reference : 22382-FS
Job Classification : Financial Services

Description :

A foreign insurance company is looking for a head of finance to develop and implement strategies and plans of finance, claims and internal control functions. Areas of responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, accounting, cash management, invoice validation, invoice payment, rebilling and risk management as well as process improvements and organizational development as related to the finance, claims and internal control functions.

Job description:

Finance & Claims Responsibilities:

- Produce sets of accounts for the legal entity, including local statutory accounts, consolidation accounts, and analytical management accounts as requested by Head Office

- Liaise with banks, auditors, tax agents, lawyers, etc.

- Closely monitor company expenses and cash flow against budgets; oversee processing of staff payroll; monitor and report local excom members’ expenses

- Plan budgets and develop forecasts; develop strategic plans for new financial processes in Japan; Act as a business partner to the CEO and the Regional team in strategic planning for Japan

- Manage claims processing and monitor the Claims team activities; develop and implement processes for monitoring and reporting technical reserves

- Strengthen cash position via improved monitoring and follow-up of receivables and timely payment to providers; Correspond with inter-co on all disputes/enquiries on billing/rebilling issues

- Monitor and manage exposures to forex gain/losses

- Work with local and regional teams to complete detailed process mapping of financial processes, and ensure that financial processes are optimized and compliant with Group requirements

  • Lead the implementation of new Regional accounting software

Internal Control Responsibilities:

 Implement internal control policies as defined by the Group

 Ensure the existence of the means of guaranteeing to the Executive Committee of the entity the conformity of the operations to the internal rules

 Qualify and quantify the major risks of the entity and propose action plans to reduce them

 Make and coordinate the implementation of proposals to improve the control of the risks of the entity (operational, financial, technical, governance)

 In connection with the Regional team, ensure the implementation of the regulatory requirements of internal control

 Work with the local heads of other functions to assess and improve the control of their processes

 Ensure the conformity of the operations with the internal rules of the Company

 Improve the risk management of the entity (operational, financial, insurance and governance)

 Ensure the involvement of different stakeholders in the realization of controls

 Reduce the exposure to the risks of the entity

Education, Skills and Experience

 College degree or higher

 At least 10 years of experience in accounting in handling full sets of accounts (auditing experience is a plus)

 At least 3 years of experience managing a Finance team

 Proficient at the use of accounting software and Microsoft Excel and other Office software

 Written and verbal communication in Japanese and English

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