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General information

All posting locations: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 01 - Finance Management

Date Published: 10-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements


  • Oversee all aspects of procure to pay- order to cash and record to report for the region. Manage all accounting operations including Billing- A/R- A/P- GL and Counsel- Cost Accounting- Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Support and drive the timely and accurate monthly- quarterly and annual books close.  Stay on top of the reporting process- monitor adherence to close calendar.  Timely communication and resolution of issues. Accountable for ensuring the books are closed and consolidated accurately across the region in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures for example revenue recognition- fcpa etc.
  • Align with Commercial Finance Team and Supply Chain Finance team understanding their reporting outputs and requirements
  • Hands on work for journal entries regarding accounting closing and GL maintenance
  • Review- analyze and report the key financial drivers of P&L- Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. Provide valuable financial insights of the region’s business and develop strategies to achieve region targeted goals and objectives.
  • Participate in the review of financial performance of each BU/Country and provide relevant input as to the health of the financial statements and contribute to ensure that the region delivers agreed financial commitments.
  • Lead key controllership projects to optimize financial processes/dashboards- improve systems to ensure a robust analytical framework and establish best practices in region
  • Facilitate effective communication of regional risk assessment process related to financial statement assertions- processes and controls. Timely analysis- communication- mitigation and resolution of risks and issues across the region.
  • Drive Balance Sheet reviews and effective management of balance sheets to ensure integrity- full understanding of assets & liabilities and provide transparency of accounting records.
  • Responsible for all fiscal reporting requirements; most importantly statutory accounts- corporate/business tax- Consumption Tax/VAT returns – ensuring completeness- accuracy & timeliness.
  • Collaborate with auditing firms to ensure proper compliance with all internal and external regulations and timely completion of statutory audits. Work with the tax department and tax advisers to monitor tax filings in all jurisdiction in ANJ. Ensure open Internal Audit points are successfully and timely closed.
  • Ensure Compliance requirements are met - principally Sarbanes Oxley - within the region
  • Implement internal and financial control- including standardization of policies-  procedures- analysis- reporting- etc. Perform internal control duties defined by Kraft Heinz policy and execute the SOX testing and take initiatives to improve the relevant business processes and to enhance internal controlling such as revising approval processes along with documentations.
  • Ensure that fixed costs are booked and managed properly in conjunction with Kraft Heinz policy (Zero Based Budgeting) and track actual spending by team and encourage the management to take actions by providing insightful analysis
  • Perform cash flow and financial forecast up to Net Income- and present it to ANJ finance team.
  • Lead the annual budget process of Cash flow- Capex- Net Income and Fixed costs aligning with Financial Director as a part of the total company commercial budget.
  • Responsible for dealing with Japanese/Korea statutory audit and tax inspection
  • Tax accounting
  • Working closely with Finance Director and the senior management team to implement and drive on-going improvement in the business.
  • Be a main contact point with ANJ and WHQ accounting controlling function and ensure all the global accounting standards are met
  • Lead a cross-functional project regarding financial/ERP system implementation and enhancement and business process improvement where required
  • People management of all the functions and process improvement of the teams
  • Ensure to stay compliance with Japan Company Law

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