Head of Finance - Cosmetics Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥12000000.00 - ¥16500000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: CFO / Financial Controller,
Contact: Jansen Magarro
Reference: JO-2210-475265
Jansen Magarro


  • Applicants must have permission to work in Japan
  • Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required

Head of Finance

[Company Description]
Global Cosmetics Company

The Head of Finance is in charge of guiding and reviewing the accounting processes (JGAAP and IFRS), preparing the regular financial and management reports in line with regional and global guidelines, managing the cash flow and of making finance related processes more efficient and compliant with internal control rules.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Manage day to day operations of the accounting department, monitoring internal controls and developing effective and timely reporting processes
  • Finalize monthly, quarterly, and annual closing
  • Prepare quarterly and annual consolidation package
  • Manage the daily cash flow
  • Prepare General Ledger entries
  • Review all accounting modules transactions, A/R, A/P,G/L
  • Design/update the chart of accounts, especially local B/S accounts
  • Be responsible for automatic entries generated from CS to JDE, and resolve any discrepancies
  • Check and sign-off the Sales invoices
  • Prepare the Japan office monthly P&L
  • Prepare the monthly cash flow report
  • Design/update management reports such as P&L by customers
  • Assist Directors in financial analysis and business decisions
  • Produce ad-hoc reports as requested
  • Support the preparation of the P&L for Budget, RE1,and LE
  • Prepare the Free Cash Flow Statement and Cash flow Projections for Budget, RE1, and LE
  • Liaise with external professional parties, such as external auditors on accounting matters and tax advisors
  • Maintain full set of accounts and accounting system for Company
  • Follow up procurement processes, spending commitments and manage the provisions accruals and reversals accordingly
  • Prepare year end schedule for annual closing and audit

Report to

  • Japan President & General Manager
  • Functional report to APAC CFO


  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, IFRS. Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills in both English and Japanese. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • This is normally acquired through a combination of the completion of a Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting, five to ten years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position, and a CPA.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.

12 ~ 16.5 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday, Annual Leave, and more.

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Reference: JO-2210-475265
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Accounting / Auditing, Finance, Information Technology