Associate Director of FP&A - Pharmaceutical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥12000000.00 - ¥18000000.00 per annum
Specialization: 経理・財務
職種 管理会計(マネージャー)
お問合せ Andre Schuetz
参照 JO-2105-459392
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Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese

[Company Description]
Global Pharmaceutical Company


  • Establish close relationship between business partners including their commercial leaders, through daily communication and supports.
  • Closely work with Reporting team to exchange insights to provide accurate forecast and commentary.
  • Support P3 in Business Partnership Team with leadership as AD
  • Being representative of Finance as a partner to commercial teams. Stakeholders in commercial team include Executive officer and Ex. Directors. Discuss forecast assumptions and report monthly performance exchanging insights.
  • Support budgeting and reforecasting of Sales, Promotion and Daily Expenses for business partners (Budget: once a year. Reforecast: 2-3 times every year). Prepare templates with Reporting team, coordinate commercial leaders' reviews, verify partners' inputs, support their presentation to commercial leaders.
  • Analyze monthly variance between budget/reforecast of Sales, Promotion and Daily Expenses, and input to Reporting team for analysis report.
  • Being familiar with financial tools such as SAP and other internally developed systems to investigate variances and verify forecast accuracy.
  • Have business acumen through daily communication with partners. Join monthly catch up with commercial leaders, present monthly / quarterly financial performance, and obtain their insights.
  • Support business partners' decisions providing accurate analysis, due-diligence, and insights, including due-diligence of Business Development deals.
  • Find risk and opportunities for Sales outlook and cost/investment management.


  • Basic understanding on Accounting skill / background (Japanese bookkeeping certification grade 2-3 level, or equivalent)
  • Working experience in Finance / Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) for 5 years or longer
  • Intermediate or Advanced skills for financial data management - experience of SAP or other major ERP, Excel.
  • Intermediate presentation skills (inc PPT).
  • English / Japanese communication in verbal/presentation/writing (Business fluency)
  • Communication skills with business including Executives to discuss their forecast assumptions and to support finance due-diligence.
  • Strong analytical skills of financials /business plans, assumptions, act vs plans
  • Quick catching up and natural curiosity to understand commercial scheme/practices of our Company / Pharmaceutical industry in Japan.
  • Be flexible and comfortable working with quick turnaround times and deadlines
  • Ability to challenge, to think out of the box to propose and implement effective business solutions.
  • Effective at working with cross-functional project teams with an emphasis on collective achievements.
  • Be energetic, forward-looking, influential with strong curiosity on diverse topics

[Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities]

  • Working experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in pharmaceutical industries
  • Intermediate skills of business intelligence tool such as Power BI
  • Project management skill

[Employment Type]
Full time

(Experiences and skills will be considered)


[Work Hours]

Saturday and Sunday; All National Holidays; New Years Holidays

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