Senior Financial Analyst - Pharmaceutical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥7000000.00 - ¥11000000.00 per annum
Specialization: 経理・財務
職種 管理会計(スタッフ)
お問合せ Andre Schuetz
参照 JO-2012-452296
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Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese


The Senior Specialist is a member of finance team. The specialist is primarily responsible for financial analysis & planning (FP&A) of our business, collaborating with commercial stakeholders. He/she also assumes other selected responsibilities in finance team, such as accounting-related and financial operation tasks. As a start-up member of our company, he/she is expected to lean into challenges to building financial and operational process with entrepreneurial mindset.

Primary Activities / Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall financial forecasting process - managing assumptions and data for sales, headcount and operating expense
  • Prepare various management reports (e.g. financial summary, commentary, outlook, etc.) to local and global stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Prepare analysis of data/assumptions and management review materials for budget reviews
  • Partner with commercial stakeholders to track financial performance, analyze variance and discuss/ensure forecasting assumptions
  • Support financial closing, collaborating with accounting and other finance counterparts.
  • Develop financial analysis and modeling in terms of business development and partnership scenarios
  • Co-work with business support center staffs at international locations who assist data management, delivering forecast submission and regular reporting
  • Proactively engage in process development and improvement (e.g. financial and demand forecasting, management reporting, tool development) in aligned with global standards and local needs
  • Also responsible for other selected finance roles than FP&A, such as accounting and financial operation area.


  • Understanding on accounting knowledge and background (Japanese bookkeeping certification grade 2 level, or equivalent)
  • Working experience in FP&A and/or accounting area for 3+ years
  • Proficiency in mid / advance function of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding and experience working with financial systems (e.g. SAP, BPC)
  • English communication in verbal/presentation/writing (business fluency)


  • Working experience in pharmaceutical industries is a plus
  • Intermediate or advanced skills for financial data management - experience of Macro/Access/Power BI/Power Query
  • Project management skill

[Additional Requirement]

  • Strong analytical skills of financials /business plans, assumptions, act vs plans
  • Strong communication skills to build channels and relationship with stakeholders
  • Quick catching up and natural curiosity to understand commercial scheme/practices of the company and pharmaceutical industry
  • Willing to challenge status quo and actively seeking innovative ways of improving productivity
  • Be flexible and comfortable working with quick turnaround times and deadlines
  • 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



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