－ Responsible for monthly closing of Japan financials.
－ Ensures appropriate internal financial controls are in place.
－ Supports the business strategy by ensuring the provision of financial ＆ business analysis and acting as key business partner to the Japan leadership team
－ Establishes and enforces effective customer pricing strategy and practices with understanding of Japan’s local cost structure.
－ Leads and coordinates the annual, weekly, monthly and quarterly budget process as well as sales and profitability forecasting. Effectively manages cost control through structured cost reduction programs
－ Oversees cash management, tax filings and insurance activities.
－ Responsible for performance assessment and career development of three local finance associates
－ Participates across－function MS Dynamic AX upgrade and improvement project for Japan
－ Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Japanese
－ Is approachable by his/her associates and is willing to listen to thoughts and suggestions and to consider other approaches
－ A minimum of 10 years of Financial leadership and experience in business support in a manufacturing environment, including product costing, sales analysis, variance analysis, pricing support, and budget and forecast preparation, and project analysis.
－ A full qualification in Finance i.e. Chartered Accountant, CPA or CMA
－ Master of Japan GAAP and in－depth knowledge of US GAAP; experience with reporting to U.S. parent strongly required
－ Excellent leadership, negotiation, problem solving, decision making, project management, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills required