CFO - Luxury Brand

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥15000000.00 - ¥23000000.00 per annum
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: CFO / Financial Controller,
Contact: Andre Schuetz
Reference: JO-2008-446101
Andre Schuetz

Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan

[Company Description]
Global Luxury Brand Company


  • The CFO has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company, which including direct responsibility for accounting, finance planning and analysis, treasury, tax, internal control, legal, and leasing negotiations, etc..
  • The CFO plays an important role in maintaining and developing close relationship with relevant government authorities, professional firms and landlords.
  • He has a functional report to the HQ CFO

Strategy, Planning and Management

  • Act as strategic business partner to the local management team as well as Milan HQ team.
  • Assess and evaluate performance of organization with regard to long term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide insights and recommendation to both short term and long term growth plan of the brand in Japan, like promotion campaign, new store project and renovations, etc.
  • Build and develop an efficient and effective Finance Department, through regular performance evaluation and timely feedback.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Champion of the company annual budget process, work as local window with Milan Finance team for the reviewing and monitoring process. Company Human Resources Department March 10, 2020 2 Responsibilities:
  • Work with FP&A team on preparing and presenting monthly financial reports, including P&L, actual vs budget, rolling forecast, etc. , within the deadline given.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial result and provide recommendation.
  • Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, marketing campaign, store projects and other new offerings.

Accounting, Administration and Operations

  • Oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly finance statements and in charge of the local management book
  • Enhance and implement accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems. Serve as key contact person for internal and external auditors
  • Ensure that local operations comply with all tax and legal regulations and provisions.
  • Negotiate and manage the terms and conditions regarding leasing agreement, credit card, insurance and other corporate related matters.

Internal Control

  • Implement policies, procedures and process and ensure they are applied and followed
  • Improve system, policies and procedures on an ongoing basis and make sure proper documentation in place to cope with the company's objectives
  • Work with internal/external auditors, apply and follow up recommendation raised
  • Design, implement and monitor crisis management procedure
  • Oversee office administration where necessary


  • Bachelor degree holder with minimum 10 years relevant working experiences in Finance function, with proven track record in finance and team management experiences with multinational retail company in Japan
  • Familiar with Japan legal and taxation regulations for Retail and Importation operations
  • Excellent business acumen and analytical ability
  • Outstanding in strategic thinking, whilst possessing a hands on approach
  • Flexible, can work under pressure and deal with ambiguity
  • Result driven and multi-tasking
  • Outstand communication and interpersonal skills, able to deal with purple of different levels in an effective way
  • Fluent English, both in oral and written

[Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities]

  • MBA background is a plus
  • Retail company / FMCG experience is a big plus

[Employment Type]
Full time

15M〜23M JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


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