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Job Description

A unique opportunity to manage a small, specialized finance team at a renowned global financial institution, supporting the CEO in Japan.


  • As the Head of Finance, you'll be responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant government financial regulations and tax laws.
  • Oversee all financial operations, including invoicing, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger and revenue recognition.
  • The bank is growing it's business in Japan and Asia and the Head of Finance will need to support with new product/business approval, completing financial planning and setting up finance governance and control.
  • Work closely with the legal team to produce accurate financial reporting, and you'll use your expertise in accounting to tackle technical issues related to GAAP compliance.
  • Lead the month-end and year-end close process, ensuring all financial transactions are recorded accurately and all financial reports are of the highest quality.
  • Play a crucial role in improving internal controls by creating and implementing accounting policies and procedures.

Required skills

  • This role is ideal for a finance specialist with management experience who is keen to step up and work with senior leadership, supporting the growth of the organisation in Japan.
  • Seeking a candidate with expertise in navigating Japan's regulatory reporting requirements, and a proven track record in conducting successful audits both internally and externally.
  • Strong communication skills in Japanese and English.

Preferred skills

  • Deep understanding of investment banking products and financial regulations/standards related to these products.

About our client
A well-established global investment banking firm with a long history of serving clients worldwide. We offer comprehensive financial products and services, including investment banking, equity, fixed-income, and asset management.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Steven Howden
Steven Howden