JOB SUMMARY :
As the principal financial advisor and business partner for the Japan operations and as a member of the country leadership team :
Responsible for overall leadership of all aspects of financial control, planning and forecasting, and business partnership
Partner with the General Manager and sales management to develop and implement business strategies which will meet short and long-term performance goals.
Model of respect and ethical behavior and perform role as Company Director
Ensure the provision of accurate and timely financial information and reporting to internal, group related and external parties.
Ensure systems of internal controls are in place and effective; that group and local policies and procedures are complied with;
and that they all evolve to continuously meet the changing nature of the business.
Continually strive to improve and develop the business and financial systems, procedures, and reporting.
To ensure that the Company’s agreed financial and quality standards are maintained with regard to its products, procedures, policies, operations and customer contact
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Works closely with local business leaders and is actively involved in decision-making process with respect to making sound profitability and margins-
based business decisions
Provide financial information and advice to Management Team
Member of country leadership team and contributes fully on key business issues
Reviews, analyzes and interprets financial information to provide business pro-active advice as a partner to business leadership.
Participate actively in key management and business decisions.
Directs all aspects of accounting operations, resource allocation and financial planning & budget / forecast activities.
Oversees the development of financial accounting systems required to maintain reporting and statutory requirements.
Review and approve recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to the executive management team.
Monitor SBU and Function adherence to approved budgets.
Liaise and build relationships with external and internal parties; including banks, auditors, tax and statutory authorities, and advisors
Develop tools, processes and systems to provide critical financial and operational information
Monitor cash flow and forecasting, with a specific emphasis on maximizing cash flow and minimizing days sales outstanding (DSO)
Establish, monitor and maintain appropriate internal controls to safeguard financial assets.
Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analysis, reporting, financial modelling and recommendations
Assists with negotiation of contracts related to distributors, projects and services with customers
Provides tax, insurance and other reports required by governmental regulations.
Participate with other senior managers to develop and implement business strategies and tactics.
Drive change in cross-functional business systems and processes to improve productivity and cost efficiency.
Act as primary co-coordinator & ensure compliance with Corporate and Local Policies for example Travel and Entertainment and Interactions with Health Care Partners’.
Ensure major capital expenditure requests comply with budgets and approval systems
Represent the organization in dealings with external providers such as legal counsel, auditors, bankers
Ensure that the accounting records of the company are properly maintained in accordance with both corporate and statutory requirements. This includes :
o Cash receipts and payments
o General journals
o Payroll records including Group Tax / Payroll tax records
o Company Assets
People developer - Building a strong Finance team
Manage, motivate and guide Finance employees to ensure they have a clear understanding of Business and Functional Goals within the context of Corporate Objectives.
Improves team efficiency and effectiveness
Responsible for the management of staff including selection, direction setting, feedback and coaching, performance management, rewards and recognition and development planning.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE :
Degree qualified in accounting and finance from a top tier university
Post graduate accounting qualifications, MBA highly regarded
At least 10 years commercial finance and accounting experience in a global firm
At least 10 years successfully managing a team and function, highly developed people management skills - ability to lead, manage and motivate by example
Experience as Company Director
Experience with systems such as SAP and JDE
Highly developed analytical and financial skills gained in complex multinational businesses
Experience working in healthcare industry
Computer literacy including advanced knowledge of the MS Office suite of software.
ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS :
Numerate and able to interpret and explain results. Attention to detail
Business minded, logical, analytical, good strategist and implementer
Technically sound in accounting, statutory matters and accounting related tools
Drive - Energetic, self-motivated and able to work autonomously
High level of focus on excellence in execution and responds to deadlines and changing priorities
Able to work under pressure to meet strict reporting deadlines
Able to identify issues, research solutions and resolve problems.
Discretion / confidentiality
Ability to influence the thinking of, or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations
Willing to listen, compromise, persuade and collaborate
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with fluency in English a requirement
Ability and desire to nurture, coach and mentor the team