Business Unit Controller - Foreign Chemical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥6000000.00 - ¥8000000.00 per annum
Specialization: 経理・財務
Sub-specialization CFO/Financial Controller, 経理(マネージャー), 経理(スタッフ)
お問合せ Mari Kishimoto
参照 JO-1906-418986
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[Company Description]
Foreign Chemical Company


Objectives of the Position

  • In charge of controlling tasks for local business unit(s) without a production site in Japan, i.e. planning and performance management, business Analysis, governance and compliance and others.
  • Proactively supervise and improve operational excellence scenarios in Japan and implement identified excellence projects with involving people from relevant organizations.
  • Participate in critical business steering projects / initiatives within the local business unit and structurally evaluate baseline scenarios / models.
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient operational risk controlling in the local business unit.

Planning and business performance management:

  • Operational planning & forecasting
    • Accountable for operational planning and forecasting processes within the responsible business unit in the country, being a liaison with regional / global business unit controlling in the process.
    • Accountable for conducting gap analyses (actual / plan)
    • Responsible for operational planning of the responsible business unit in the country and development of rolling forecasts for it.
    • Consulted on business portfolio / structure, R&D and headcount planning.
  • Reporting & communication
    • Accountable for reporting processes within the responsible business unit in the country, measuring business performance of it and driving value-based management implementation, through reporting to regional / global business unit and local business manager.
    • Responsible for management reporting and communication of business performance for the responsible business unit.
  • Target setting
    • Responsible for benchmarking effort to share best practices.
    • Consulted on consistent inclusion of value-based targets into target agreements of the responsible business unit.

Business analysis:

  • Business consulting, analysis & recommendations
    • Accountable for analyzing business performance of the responsible business unit and economic valuation and gatekeeping of commission projects.
    • Responsible for monitoring of budget and strategic risks for the business unit.
    • Responsible for initiating and monitoring improvement measures.
  • Strategy definition & projects
    • Responsible for strategy definition jointly in the local management team.
    • Responsible for evaluating long-term investment needs and M&A opportunities.
    • Facilitating post-merger integration.

Governance & compliance:

  • Policies & procedures
    • Responsible for enforcing financial policies and procedures within the business unit.
    • Consulted on ICTP / cost sharing agreement (CSA) compliance and contract management process within the business unit.
  • Internal control effectiveness & audits
    • Responsible for enforcing compliance with internal control effectiveness and follow-up on audit activities.
  • Risk management
    • Consulted on risk management process of the business unit.

Interface management:

  • Systems & tools
    • Developing and implementing controlling systems and tools for the business unit.
  • Organizational interface
    • Leadership of controller community in the country, influencing other controllers by being a role model.
  • Training / education / support
    • Consulted on training, education and support on controlling topics.


  • Ad-hoc request & support to corporate projects across business units.
  • Cost center structure design, cycle maintenance, and charge-out process & monitoring design within the business unit.


  • Education
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
  • Working Experience
    • More than 5 years in accounting, controlling or related field
  • Technical & Professional Knowledge
    • Intermediate or advanced finance and accounting, proficiency in interpretation and analysis of financial reports
    • Advanced communication skill in both English and Japanese
    • Advanced skills in MS Office applications
    • Understanding of SAP or other ERP applications

[Employment Type]
Full time



Social insurance

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

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