Finance Manager

Lead Consulting Group Tokyo, Japan

Posted on
Sep 7, 2020
Job type
Career level
Mid career

Job description

Overall Role Purpose

Senior finance professional to coordinate, review and lead the month end closing procedure of three legal entities in Japan.

Ensure a timely and accurate processing of journal entries.

Oversight of fixed assets and lease accounting.

Preparation of evidences for internal control system

Smooth payment processing.

Support for PTP, RTR, OTC and MDM.

Support internal and external audit.

Support tax filing.

Active involvement in local, regional and global projects e.g. RPA roll out, automated billing, accounting system move to cloud, etc.


【Key activities/

Accounting tasks:

・Review and approve journal entries

・Review and approve supplier and employee payments

・Supervise month end closing tasks e.g. close of system, data upload a.o.

・Month end cost allocation and adjustment journals

・Perform balance sheet reconciliations

・Review and approve lease entries according to IFRS16

・Review and approve fixed assets additions, transfer, disposal

・Oversight of fixed assets physical count

・Review / prepare accruals

・Support preparation of tax filing

・Support finance system management

・Oversight of subsidiary/sister company accounting / month end close

Internal control:

・Support the preparation of internal control evidences

・Implement corrective actions for deficient controls

・Balance sheet review and corrections of wrong bookings

Digitalization projects:

・Billing tool

・Accounting system upgrade to cloud version

・RPA implementation and maintenance

・Supplier e-invoices

・And others

External communication:

・Support the communication with banks, auditors, authorities

・Communicate with suppliers and customers when needed

Internal communication:

・Helpdesk for accounting related issues e.g. payments, expense claims, fixed assets, leases, a.o.

・Support trainings to operations incl. preparation of training material/manuals

・Frequent communication with regional teams

【Problem Complexity / Process

・Coordination of accounting tasks to ensure timely and accurate month end closing. Make sure the team can work efficiently with minimum overtime. Improve processes to increase quality and reduce time

【People Management 人員の管理】


Career / Role Development 

・Accounting manager, financial controller

Key capabilities & Skills

・Strong accounting background

・Fluency in English

・MS Office applications, particularly MS Excel, Oracle as nice to have

・Analytical skills and high sense of accuracy

・Problem-solving skills

・Inter-personal skills, team player, speak up attitude

・Open and transparent communication

・Good self and time management, organized and structured working style

・Good understanding of accounting principles (IFRS, JGAAP)

・Able to work on own initiative and to take responsibility


<Competency segment "Business">

Customer Orientation: supports the requests and questions from internal customers in a timely and accurate manner. Able to understand where and how the accounting and controlling team can be supported best.

Business Acumen: Understands business principles and language, including the fundamentals of finance and profitability. Is able to identify and implement process improvements.

<Competency segment "Personal">

Communication: keeps an open communication with all stakeholders especially team members in accounting and controlling as well as operations.

Commitment to excel: has the ability to work in an accurate and structured way in order to achieve a high reliability of reports and presentations.

Supports efficient working style with high degree of automation and paperless.

■Expected years of experience (Minimum)

・10+ years of experience in accounting and controlling

・Exposure to operations

・Working experience in foreign company in Japan

financial reporting, finance, accounting, financial audits
Education level
Bachelor's Degree
Japanese Level
English Level
Annual Income
JPY 7M - 85M


Tokyo, Japan


■Expected Educational Qualifications

・Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting/Controlling

・Professional accountancy qualification preferred (CPA or equivalent).

Lead Consulting Group

Tokyo, Japan

About Us

Lead Consulting Group is an executive recruitment consultancy company based in Japan.

We work closely with multinationals, midsize to small companies, governments and educational institutions in the areas of human capital management and related services in Japan.

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