Financial Analyst

Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: 正社員
Salary: 6000000 - 7000000 JPY
Job Function: Financial Planning & Analysis
Reference: JO-200703-220800
Industry: Services
Sub-Industry: Advertising/Marketing/PR/Media

Company Overview

World leading advertising agency seeks high potential accounting candidate for new FP&A and finance reporting position.
Most successful agency, used by more Fortune 500 top brands than any of their competitors!
International working environment, smooth career path!

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial and Management Reporting
- Responsible for the overall reporting of monthly financial results to Headquarters.
- Assists Finance Director with formulation of budget and rolling forecasts.
- Develops and maintains standard and ad-hoc reports on a timely basis.
- Analyze monthly results against budget and historical trends, providing variance analysis for review with management and highlighting areas of potential concern.
- Assists Account Directors in preparing client fee proposals and staffing plans
Commercial Responsibility
- Support Finance Director responsible for tracking financial performance of designated clients (profitability, resource optimizations and planning, timesheet management, WIPs and overall client budget/reforecast)
- Assists Account Directors in preparing client fee negotiation proposals and fees

Business Intelligence Reporting
- Assist the Finance Director in identifying and defining requirements for financial business analysis
- Design and deliver key management KPIs and reports
- Support data migration and transformation, validate data uploaded into Business Intelligence
- Analyze business intelligence data and interpret results

Requirements

Competency:

- Structures and summarizes analysis logically and recommends solutions on verified facts.
- Ability to troubleshoot and find root causes.
- Strong aptitude for building "partner" relationships with marketing and management staff.
- Demonstrates unwavering integrity and honesty in all transactions.
- High commitment to one’s personal growth.
- Proactive and consistently develops and applies innovative ideas and approaches.
- Deals well with different viewpoints and styles; willing to accept varied work assignments.

Additional Job Information

Knowledge & Skill / Experiences:

- 2-3 years relevant experience, including work in reporting and financial analysis
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred
- Strong communication skills; bilingual (English and Japanese) is a must
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, sumif, macros)