Finance Manager, Japan

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Mintel Group, a 46 year-old company with group headquarter in the London, UK, is an international leader in the provision of market research and competitive intelligence.  We work with the world’s most renowned consumer packaged goods companies and their suppliers.

Building on its success, Mintel is currently seeking an enthusiastic Finance individual with an extremely high attention to detail to join our Finance team in Asia Pacific as a Finance Manager, to be based in Mintel’s Tokyo office.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the finance department
  • Responsible for the full spectrum of the finance functions for Japan
  • Ensure proper and accurate financial reporting are in compliance with all statutory legislation and regulations
  • Review month end reporting pack and provide analysis and comments
  • Investigate fluctuations of performance and compare budget to actual, period over period, and forecast to actual
  • Review and check sales sheet before it is send out
  • Manage cash flow related activities
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly cash flow forecast (something to work on)
  • Report out on revenue analysis
  • Review monthly payment
  • Performs check on invoices to ensure accurate, reliable and timely submission of the consumption tax and other taxes and surveys
  • Implements and continuously improve internal controls to safeguard the company assets
  • Responsible for streamlining of accounting processes
  • Oversee audit, tax and secretarial matters
  • Working closely with the corporate office to harmonize the chart of accounts
  • Liaise extensively with Bankers
  • Responsible for the accounting system improvement
  • Assists in the monthly payroll process
  • Assist in yearly budget process
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects
  • Provides support on corporate secretarial functions
  • Handles and monitor the monthly reconciliation between SG and Japan
  • Supervise and work towards reducing Delinquent accounts


  • Supports the SG Finance to report to UK in a timely and accurate manner
  • Propose & implement 3 internal controls measure within the year
  • The reconciliation work between SG and Japan to complete

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting or CFA/CPA certified or an equivalent
  • At least 4-6 years of relevant experience with a multinational corporation
  • Well-rounded technical skills in accounting, costing and financial/ strategic planning
  • Possess sense of urgency and adaptability to changing environment
  • Able to work under pressure, deliver results and observe deadline
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, hands-on and meticulous
  • Communicate English and Japanese effectively at business professional level
  • Moderate travelling is expected
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