Ref: MW44005

<VISA Support> Japanese-speaking Global Internal Audit Manager(Ref: MW44005)

Sector Accounting/Audit
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Japan-Tokyo
Salary (Annual) ¥10,000,000 - 12,000,000 / Year
Benefits Visa & Relocation Support, Cafeteria, and others
A major Japanese e-commerce related company is looking for a Japanese-speaking Internal Audit Manager in the Global Internal Audit Section based in Tokyo to be a liaison across regional internal audit teams in EMEA, APAC and Americas as well as engaging in domestic audit or ad-hoc projects in Japan.
This role requires a big picture perspective and hands-on experience and expertise in varied audit, risk and compliance areas in dynamic global companies or equivalent, and an IT background is a big plus. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated and have great interests and desires in learning our culture, businesses and adopting a diverse workplace environment, moreover, have willingness to work closely with various functions and organizations in Global Headquarters in Japan and overseas locations to enhance corporate governance, risk management, compliance management and implement internal controls in group companies across regions.
Business level of fluency in both English and Japanese are required for this role.
TYPE: Permanent, full-time

SALARY: basic 10-12million yen depending on experience, plus good benefits

START: negotiable


VISA: The company will be able to provide visa & relocation support for the right candidate


- Contribute to developing a strong and sustainable global internal audit team
- Participate in and coordinate all phases of audit process (planning, execution, closing and reporting) for global and Japanese domestic internal audits projects based on the annual audit plan, and J-SOX compliance audits
- Participate in regular team and managers meetings, and also important meetings within or outside of their department if necessary
- Take charge of domestic J-SOX projects, mostly on Process Level Controls (including IT systems), and complete projects and report results internally and externally (external auditors) on an effective and timely basis
- During audit projects, conduct day-to-day management and supervision of internal audit staff if necessary, and overall control of the audit process, programs and review of test results and working paper quality
- Provide solution-oriented recommendations, identification of risks and agreement upon risk-minimizing measures with the relevant stakeholders
Regular reporting of results and status updates of remedial actions
- Maintain and further enhance audit quality, provide internal audit staff with continuous professional development opportunities by holding internal trainings
- Further improvement of policies, procedures, methods, processes, and technologies used for internal auditing by leveraging group internal audit resources and know-how, or external resources
- Proactively participate in or facilitate any collaborative work with stakeholders in charge of governance to promote group-wide initiatives and enhance all lines of defence on a global level


- Business level fluency in English and Japanese (ideally JLPT N2 or above)
- Obtained a BA/MA/MBA from a university overseas or working experience overseas as an expatriate are highly advantageous
- Relevant university degree in the field of finance, accounting, business, engineering, or audits
- At least 5+ years of experience in internal audits or similar role (Big4 experience is a plus), and at least 3 years in management role
- Hands-on experience in implementing or assisting to implement and document process and internal controls, evaluating and improving those processes and controls (SOX audit)
- Hands-on experience in responding to external auditors is an advantage
- Experience of regular reporting to management on audit, regulatory, compliance matters within internet e-commerce, other internet services is an advantage
- Knowledge and experience in IT security, GDPR (or privacy laws in other regions), IFRS (Financial Reporting) are an advantage
- Relevant audit or accounting certification, expertise desired (CIA, ACCA, CPA, CISA, CFE, ISO27001, CIPP, etc.), and strong interest and ability to acquire innovative audit methodology, and technologies are an advantage
- Excellent IT literacy and skills, preferably has experience of SAP, Oracle, Business Intelligence, CAAT
- Excellent interpersonal skills building relationships across varied businesses, international company and with internal and external partners
- Excellent communication and consultation skills, both written and verbal in Japanese and English. Other languages are also advantageous
Updated: 226 days ago
Ref: MW44005