Job Description

« back to search results

Controller, Finance


¥ 13,000,000 - 18,000,000

Primary Skills


Position title

Controller, Finance


About this position

Provide Finance leadership to Japan operations to develop annual and
strategic plans, drive and deliver KPIs and ensure accuracy and predictability
of financial results. These are to be achieved through a sound financial
management process including timely and regular financial reporting and
reviews, financial planning and forecasting, maintenance of internal controls,
working capital management and working as a strong business partner to the
local GM.


  • Provide decision
    making and business support to the Japan Country Manager and act as his/her
    business partner, providing ideas and suggestions to achieve the business goals
    for the region.

  • Provide leadership in
    delivering and improving financial results: 
    Revenue, Operating Profit & Working Capital.

  • Support Country
    General Manager on annual planning exercise; compile, own and submit annual
    financial budget and monthly financial forecasts.

  • Leading and
    supervising local accounting processes in relation to the preparation of
    financial statements, and ensure compliance with local tax and statutory

  • Manage one PID
    helpdesk staff who is dotted line reporting IT manager of APAC

  • Responsible for all
    the legal matters related to local business working with 3rd party legal
    partner and corporate legal. Owning company seal and responsible for reviewing
    all legal documents.

  • Own and oversee the
    preparation and submission of management accounts to corporate and ensure
    compliance with US GAAP and other company Accounting Policies

  • Perform detailed
    variance analysis on financial results against forecasts and prior periods to
    help management understanding root causes of variances and support management
    in determining actionable countermeasures

  • Maintain a sound
    business forecast and review process to ensure predictability of financial

  • Raise early warning
    signals highlighting business risks and work with GM in identifying countermeasures
    and opportunities to mitigate those risks

  • Support the business
    strategy by ensuring the provision of financial & business analysis and
    acting as a key business partner to the leadership team

  • Managing Working
    Capital, including but not limited to delivering DSO, AR Past Due %, DPO and
    Inventory Turns targets

  • Identify and drive
    initiatives to save costs and manage operating expenses within plan/ budget

  • Implement and
    continuously improve internal controls that ensure accurate reporting and
    proper safeguarding of company assets

  • Provide decision
    making and business support to the India business leaders and act as their
    business partner, providing ideas and suggestions to achieve the business

  • Support regional
    compliance team through on-site internal audit of another operating entity in
    the group

  • Coordinate with other
    Department heads in meeting organizational goals and objectives 

Reporting line

Reports to:                 Regional
Finance Director with dotted line reporting to GM, Japan

Direct Reports:           Finance
Department, Japan Subsidiary


Required experience/skill

  • Proven experiences in
    driving financial results (revenue, costs, margins and OP) in a business of $10
    - $40 M size

  • Strong business
    understanding and acumen

  • Strong knowledge of
    Internal Control procedures

  • Excellent knowledge
    and practical understanding of applicable US GAAP

  • Excellent knowledge
    of local Japan statutory reporting requirements

  • Proficiency in
    English and Japanese, with strong written and oral communication skills

  • Local financial
    accounting degree – college or university level

  • CPA certification or
    international equivalency preferred

  • Financial
    Controllership or assistant-to, preferably in an international environment

  • US GAAP experience

  • Highly computer
    literate (especially in MS Excel) with prior Hyperion knowledge a plus 

Expected personality

  • Independent and
    strong sense of integrity

  • Can successfully
    deliver results while quickly adapting to changing priorities and unforeseen

  • Can strive for
    continuous improvement

  • Strong leadership and
    interpersonal skill in leading team and managing stakeholders expectation

  • Passion to win 

About the Company

  • A global organization of more than 3,200 professionals, dedicated to serving
    our customers through teamwork, cooperation, innovation and the continuous
    pursuit of excellence in all business.

  • We
    offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities for those who seek a
    challenging, fast-paced, results-oriented environment where personal
    contributions are recognized and rewarded.

  • As
    part of the team, you'll learn and become highly skilled in our
    powerful Business System. You'll have the opportunity to work with a
    premier management team that takes the professional development of associates very seriously. You'll find that our broad range of
    products and services makes it possible for us to offer a variety of
    meaningful, challenging career opportunities working in our diverse business

Office location

  • 東京江東区、お台場テレコムセンタービル