Financial Controller - Chemical/Pharmaceutical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥10000000.00 - ¥12000000.00 per annum
Specialization: 経理・財務
Sub-specialization 管理会計(マネージャー)
お問合せ Tomoya Takenaka
参照 JO-2006-442484
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[Company Description]
Global Chemical/Pharmaceutical Company


  • Provide financial decision support on a wide scope of financial topics, including but not limited to:
  • Responsible for financial reporting and planning, financial analysis, resource allocation and compliance for the commercial organization - support the full P&L
  • Provides relevant data, financial analysis, and fact-based recommendations in a timely manner; ability to anticipate and comfortable working with fast pace deadlines
  • Demonstrates good financial judgment; ability to articulate recommendations to both business partners and finance leaders based on quantitative financial analysis
  • Proactively identifies and communicates areas for process improvement to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the controlling function in providing value-added support to business partners (i.e., more time spent on analysis, and less on process oriented operational tasks)
  • Develops and documents standard financial processes, with a focus on implementing common financial processes and practices within Japan to improve efficiency
  • Provide appropriate coaching to the direct report
  • Ability to effectively interpret financial data for non-finance partners to drive optimal business actions and decisions to achieve financial targets
  • Act courageously: Always serve in the best financial interests of the company and Life Science sector even if it means sometimes having to disagree with business partners
  • Monthly & quarterly reporting analysis of financial results, understanding of developments in business and forecasting risks and opportunities
  • Maintain regular interaction with CFO organization and/or Accounting Shared Services to ensure monthly closing is well executed (e.g., appropriate accruals are done)
  • Appropriately balances corporate and divisional perspectives in developing forecasts, and provides transparency into business drivers, risks and opportunities


  • Minimum 3+ years' experience with demonstrated experience in financial planning & analysis
  • University degree in finance or accounting discipline
  • Native or bilingual proficiency in Japanese; Full professional proficiency in English
  • Motivated, quick learner with strong critical thinking & problem-solving skills; ability to handle complexity
  • Ability to collaborate across cultures and to influence without authority
  • Demonstrated financial acumen; solid working experience with Excel skills
  • Strong IT skills, especially with Excel, PowerPoint, TM1 and Office, SAP or other ERP system.
  • Experience working in a multi-national and matrix environment is a plus
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace with tight deadlines
  • A self-starter who fosters critical thinking skills (not just a task-taker); goes the extra mile to interpret data
  • Must be a team player with leadership skills; maintain flexibility and highly adaptable in a change management environment
  • Must have leadership skills, including but not limited to developing/coaching direct report with both technical and soft skills, motivating team spirit with empathy.
  • Must embrace diversity and respect for multi-cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English); ability to deal with different stakeholders and balance various interests/viewpoints
  • Possesses the behavioral attributes of the finance competency model: Adaptable, Resilient, Accurate and Rigorous, Inquisitive and Probing, Courageous, Assertive and Influential

[Other desired skills & qualities]

  • Prior industry experience (Pharmaceutical and/or Life Science industry experience preferred)
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal), and presentation skills; excellent customer / business and results orientation and excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, enthusiasm, drive, commitment and flexibility
  • Strong tactical and analytics skills: Fact-based analysis
  • International exposure (willingness to travel)
  • Strong knowledge of accounting regulations and Group accounting policies and practices, and unquestioned integrity in the application of such standards
  • A strong "can do" attitude, to reach objectives as a single contributor and in collaboration with others
  • Good at workload prioritization and efficiency improvement, resource management, and project management.
  • Effective at driving change and collaborating in teams to achieve desired results
  • Capable of articulating a plan, gaining organizational commitment to action, and influencing others to achieve results

[Employment Type]
Full time

10M〜12M JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


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