Senior Finance Associate - Pharmaceutical Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥7000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: General Accounting (Staff),
Contact: Hiroyuki Tachi
Reference: JO-2208-473805


  • 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

Senior Finance Associate

[Company Description]
Global Pharmaceutical Company

Purpose of the job

  • The Senior Finance Associate / (Finance Associate) will ensure flawless and optimal financial and accounting processes and operations
  • This position will provide financial support to the Finance Department with monthly accounting tasks as well as statutory reporting


  • Together with Finance team and shared service center to ensure flawless and optimal financial and accounting processes and operations
  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements via online banking system (supporting by manager)
  • Document financial transactions by entering account information in the system
  • Manage fixed assets including IT and office equipment (supporting by manager)
  • Manage leased items including housing, vehicles and copy machines (supporting by manager)
  • Manage IC invoicing (supporting by manager)
  • Manage Company credit cards as well as other administrative related tasks
  • Ensure the travel/expense process of colleagues and make sure they are in compliant with relevant policies.
  • Support Finance team with monthly operational tasks (payments, accounts reconciliations, payroll and SAP entry etc.)
  • Be a consultant for colleagues regarding financial matters and support their filing and reporting of expenses and invoices
  • Ad hoc task relating to financial activities
  • Responsible for a good collaborative working environment

Professional Qualification:

  • Degree in Accountancy, Business Administration, or similar 3-year+ as a finance employee in a non-Japanese company
  • Solid knowledge and experience of broad range of finance & accounting related disciplines on a generalist level, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry, while being able to conduct accounting day-to-day activities independently
  • Strong insight into general accounting rules (IFRS) and policies in Japan is preferred
  • Experience with SAP/Concur/Ariba as well as super user in Excel is preferred
  • Good understanding of internal control mechanism in a non-Japanese company
  • High degree of autonomy, ie. capable of filling his duties with little supervision
  • Resourceful, looks to proactively find solutions
  • Positive energy and a can-do attitude
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, including with stakeholders located abroad
  • Able to work in an organized and effective manner
  • Native or fluent in Japanese with basic English skill


  • Drives Results
  • Collaborates
  • Customer Focus

10~13 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


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

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: Applicants
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Function: Accounting / Auditing