Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 5000000 - 8000000 JPY
Job Function: Financial Planning & Analysis
Reference: JO-181026-174365
Industry: Life Sciences & Healthcare
Sub-Industry: Consumer Health/OTC

Company Overview

My client is a globally leading US-based Medical Device company with a world-renowned product line that is the market leader in their field. They have a stable and growing business in Japan as well as the wider APAC region, and are looking for a talented and ambitious Financial Analyst to join their growing team.

Job Description

This position supports Finance Manager by preparing and managing the control of the budget. You will gathers, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for financial plans (short and long term), as well as perform variance analysis between actual and the budget. Your main responsibilities will be as below:

• Prepare, consolidate and communicate budget inputs with functions
• Prepare monthly expenses forecast
• Review and approve expense requisitions; highlighting items which are outside of budget parameters
• Publish month-end financial reporting package
• Support accounting close
• Perform variance analysis between actual and the budget
• Identify and drive implementation of cost reduction and process improvement projects
• Develop and coordinate departmental budgets and forecasts
• Work with global finance colleagues to update current situation and solve issues

Requirements

• Excel skills are mandatory (pivot tables, VBA macros and Lookup functions)
• Understanding of integrated ERP Information Systems, preferably SAP
• Strong financial systems and business application skills including database (Hyperion Essbase)
• Working knowledge of GAAP
• Superb analytical skills with a focus on solving financial and business issues
• Proven self-starter with ability to work in a cross-functional, multi-cultural and fastpaced environment
• At least 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting to support a sales or marketing organization
• BS in Accounting or related degree; MBA is plus
• Good communication capability in both Japanese and English