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Japanese-speaking Business Controller- Accounting & Financeref: MW43067
Sector Accounting
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Japan - Other
Salary €4000 - 4500 / Month
* Under the company’s global assignment programme

A Global Automotive technology company (HQ in Germany) is currently recruiting a Junior Business Controller under their global “executive” assignment programme.

Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Various locations – The global “executive” assignment programme is structured so that participants will get a broad understanding of the accounting and financial control activities of the company’s various business units by directly working in 3 different locations. This is a 3-5-year programme designed to give the talented individual the best training before transferring to one of their main offices in Japan (Chubu area). The company will provide a bespoke training programme for candidates who could potentially become core management staff.

3 different locations will be selected from the following branches:

• Japan (Chubu area)
• Korea
• China
• Canada

Salary: €4,000-€4,500 per month (¥5-7 million Japanese yen per year) depending on experience
Start: ASAP
Visa and Transferring Cost: The company can provide visa/transferring support for the right candidate

Main responsibilities
• Help with documentation and execution of policies and procedures to achieve the task
• Support their finance staff, who run the general ledger, cost accounting, and reporting functions. Compliance with IFRS and local GAAP, tax regulations and treasury requirements must be ensured
• Timely and effectively support the preparation of their board, steering committee meetings and shareholder discussions
• Support planning and management of their controlling activities with a pragmatic and hands on attitude
• Execute corrective actions and track ideas for cost containment as guided by the supervisor and their Controller

Required profile
• University degree / ideally in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent
• University degree / ideally in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent
• Experience using SAP system (or strong knowledge)
• Knowledge of IFRS and US-GAAP, Japanese GAAP, which influences accounting and reporting for the division
• Language skills: strong English skills required; business level of fluency in Japanese is also required; other languages considered a plus such as Korean, Chinese and German
• Current and commanding knowledge in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, investment calculations, contract administrations, and analysis of various business strategies developing various scenarios to understand the opportunities –strategically and tactically in support of the business decisions.
• Project management skills
• This position requires you have more than 3 years’ experience in the finance and accounting field with an internationally operating company
• Work experience within a multi-cultural environment
• Effectively working and inspire teams within diverse cultures and locations
• A high degree of communication skill, both oral and written
• Strong analytical and business skills. Clear and crisp verbal and written presentation skills
• Independent thinking, self-motivation
• Stress resilience
• Excellent analytical capabilities and problem-solving skills as most of the activities
• are unique in their nature
• Motivate and inspire peers
• Intercultural awareness, understanding of different business practices in the relevant
• cultures
• Frequent international travel is required