Finance Director - 浄水器メーカー

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: Permanent
Salary ¥12000000.00 - ¥17500000.00 per annum
Specialization: Accountancy
Sub Specialization: CFO / Financial Controller
Contact: Ryohei Kurita
Reference: JO-2009-447060
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Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese


As strategic advisor to the Managing Director, it provides high quality, clear and useful financial and business information and analytics that offers insight and decision support to the management team and commercial heads, allowing the business to plan and determine long/short term goals and objectives and achieves results while delivering profitability according to group requirements.

  • Efficient and effective analysis and reporting (planning, monthly actual and target/actual analyses) to create the necessary transparency as base for a decision-oriented Board management reporting
  • Pro-active support Business Sparring Partner - come up with your proposal how to handle a situation; ideally based on different perspectives and derived scenarios evaluated
  • Proper monthly and annual financial statements/closing in accordance with commercial and fiscal laws including efficient and effective working capital management regarding debts and credits, liquidity and cash
  • Lead Efficient & reliable supply chain & logistics management in close alignment with Regional & HQ counterparts as well as local Sales & Marketing Teams
  • Efficient and cost-effective local distribution, customisation, returns and complaints handling
  • Constantly improve IT infrastructure, security, service level & cost efficiency in close alignment with Regional & HQ counterparts as well as the local external IT Support
  • Ensuring that the HR processes, especially payroll, EP & DP ("Employment Performance & Development Process"), recruiting as well as employee trainings are future-oriented with due consideration given to the corporate objectives, the corporate culture and internal guidelines
  • Legal liaison for external council and interface for group council
  • General affairs for efficient and productive operation of Japan business incl. contract management
  • Process owner for the local SAP system (especially modules FI, CO, CS & SD)
  • Efficient and effective contract and compliance management, implementing requirements and/or Group guidelines, in close cooperation with Group Legal & Compliance and local legal advisors as needed
  • Support, consult & challenge Management team in strategy development & implementation in order to drive company growth and profitability
  • Lead and develop an effective and motivated team


  • Minimum 5-7 years management experience in an international or national company in the finance department (Controlling and Accounting), beneficial would be if it has been a subsidiary of an international company as well as IFRS-knowledge.
  • Several years of management experience, ideally in consumer goods company, wholesaler or retailer
  • Operational experience in Controlling & Finance and in at least one additional area SCM & Logistics, IT or HR,
  • ERP-Experience
  • Experience in leading interdisciplinary teams - strong Leadership skills
  • Fluent in English written and spoken (must); Japanese fluency (must)