FP&A Manager for Regional HQ

Date:  Mar 27, 2021

Tokyo, 13, JP

Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Location: Shiodome HQ
Division: Strategic Finance Department Region Finance Group
Job level: Manager (Individual Contributor)
Report to: Group Manager
Contract type: Full time



Overall Mission

This role will provide support for overall forecasting and budgeting reporting process for the Shiseido businesses. This position will have exposure to and work with commercial businesses across Shiseido local regions. This position will report to Group Manager, Region Finance, Strategic Finance Division.




Core FP&A

  • Support Group Manager, Region Finance in the preparation of the monthly business review package by utilizing existing reporting to be reviewed with senior management
  • Coordinate monthly commentary process with your regional team. Ensure accurate and timely submissions from all regions
  • Partner with your regional to ensure compilation of retail sales, net sales and operating profit, including other key metrics
  • Run month-to-date and year-to-date P&L reporting versus budget and prior year and support on variance analysis
  • Track your regional financial performance against plans, analyze business performance and market conditions, help senior management make tactical and strategic decisions by providing periodic reports
  • Partner with Group Manager, Region Finance and perform various operational analyses and review with local finance partners and senior management


Operational Excellence

  • Work closely with accounting to provide input on management reporting needs and better understand our actuals
  • Contribute to Strategic Finance Division's effort in improving processes; partner with the accounting, IT, supply network, and strategy team as necessary to automate reporting functionality; standardize reports, identify opportunities to enhance the efficiency of existing processes
  • Global optimization -- support initiatives that optimize our Global Commercial P&L


Business Impact

  • Assist with financial modeling improvements in reporting, planning, and forecasting to enhance process efficiency, support new initiatives, and to accurately capture changing business environment and structure
  • Prepare various strategic, ad-hoc reports and analyses to identify opportunities and enhance corporate value
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or similar
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Minimum of 5 years in Banking, Corporate finance, audit, or operational FP&A at a large organization
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Self-starter
  • Working knowledge of enterprise-level financial planning systems (ESSBASE preferred)
  • Attention to detail, consistent with swift execution
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task, problem-solve, and thrive in a fast-paced environment


Other qualification

  • FP&A and/or internal audit experience in consumer goods
  • MBA, CFA, or CPA
  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience setting up and/or leading extraordinary FP&A process at global scale
  • Experience with SAP


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