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General information

All posting locations: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 02 - Accounting- Reporting- and Controlling

Date Published: 17-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Leadership role responsible for managing the whole Accounts Receivables and Accounts payable process- manage a team up to maximum of 4 staff depending on experience
  • Lead the Deals and Allowance (D&A) area to ensure claims from customers are valid and payments are conducted properly. Manage up to maximum of 4 staff depending on experience
  • Take part in new trade management system implementation to establish a new process of D&A management
  • Day to day communication with customers and sales team to ensure that all relevant processes are facilitated smoothly and resolve all issues/conflicts/requests related to sales- invoicing and cash collections. Also manage all change requests for invoicing from customers and sales properly.
  • Lead credit management process
  • Work closely with SCM team to ensure all the AP process are conducted properly
  • Track and monitor AR and AP balances to prevent and handle overdue issues and responsible for Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Involve in month-end and year-end closings and reporting where relevant such as bad-debt provision and AR and AP aging reporting.
  • Responsible for employee expense reimbursement process
  • Review policies- sox requirements and procedures and take proactive actions to establish more efficient and effective controls. Handle requirements and engage in remediation activities based on  Internal Audit feedback.
  • Support Financial Controller for Internal/External Audit process to ensure documents required are ready on relevant areas
  • Liaise and communicate with customers/suppliers and sales and SCM team on a daily basis to ensure the all Sales/Collections/D&A payment and AP processes are efficient and effective.
  • Lead a cross-functional internal project to ensure all the relevant processes are enhanced and optimized- especially in accounts payable process where SCM team are involved
  • Ad hoc analysis- project work where relevant
  • Liaise with IT department with regards to systems issues and improvements for AR processes

Key Requirement

  • At least 7 -15 years proven experience in Accounting
  • Knowledge of general AR and AP processes
  • Experience in process improvement along with relevant system implementation or enhancement
  • Business level English
  • Must be flexible- organized- able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to organize own work- set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with people and project a positive attitude.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in food or consumer goods industry
  • Experience in inventory accounting and “import” process.
  • Good knowledge in rebate custom in Japan
  • Experiences of dealing with external authorities- like auditors and tax institutions- is desirable
  • Sox experience is desirable
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft Office are required with particular focus on Excel
  • SAP experience is preferred for future SAP implementation

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