About the role:
We are looking for a Senior Finance Manager to join our Financial & Business Operations team in the Japan Region. This role will work directly with the Japan CFO, General Managers, Department Leaders, Shared Service Center and HQ organization. He/she will provide financial planning and analysis leadership for the Japan markets with in-depth understanding of KPIs and financial metrics that support strategic decision-making while supporting growth functions including Real Estate, Sales and Marketing. He/she will need to balance multiple projects at the same time and partner with different internal stakeholders. The ideal candidate is resourceful, analytical, motivated, eager to dive into the data and take a lead role in the implementation of new processes and best practices. He/She will manage several finance managers.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Develop monthly and quarterly forecasting, annual budgeting and long range planning.
Prepare weekly and monthly executive reports including key performance metrics.
Derive insights from analysis and develop action plan to drive business growth and process improvements
Maintain and continuously improve operating efficiency of financial processes and reporting.
Drive implementation of new processes, systems and sharing/re-apply of best practices.
Support strategic planning and review processes incl. regional board meetings.
Develop a strong understanding of end-to-end business, pro-actively collaborate and drive issue resolution working with all stakeholders including country finance managers, shared services, corporate and business functions.
Drive stewardship, internal controls and finance accountability throughout the organization
Review real estate deal economics and lease agreements to optimize returns and evaluate financial risks
Support Sales team on the go-to market strategy and deal pricings
Support Marketing team to develop budgets and evaluate the return on investments
Experience / Qualifications:
BA/BS degree. Major in finance, accounting, and/or economics.
MBA and CPA preferred
10+ years of experience in finance and/or accounting.
Expertise in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Self-starter and able to work independently.
Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once.
Knowledge of Workday system is a plus.
Fluent in English and Japanese
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