Consumer Japan is a marketing affiliate which distributes Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products to Japan market. Consumer finance supports business in critical decision makings by providing financial information, analysis and insights for financial performance measurements and future growth in the competitive healthcare & beauty product market. The legal name of the entity is Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Ci:z Holdings, Ltd.
Ci:z Holdings, Ltd. a Japanese entity founded in 1999 in Tokyo, is the holding company of subsidiaries which manufacture and distribute various beauty-care related products from skincare products to health food and other products. Its product portfolio includes the leading brand called Dr. Ci Labo is well-known by that brand name. Ci:z Holdings, Ltd., also operates beauty salon businesses through its subsidiaries called Ci:z Labo Co., Ltd. and Sedona Enterprise Co., Ltd. For both business segments, the Company generates most of its revenue in Japan market. Ci:z Holdings, Ltd. became a family of Johnson & Johnson group in January 2019.
Senior Accountant – Consumer Japan
In this position, senior accountant will support accounting and reporting of Ci:z Holdings, Ltd., in accordance with Johnson & Johnson’s group accounting policy (US GAAP) and statutory reporting (Japan GAAP). The senior accountant will be in charge of a team to control and process accounting recording of some of the most critical accounts such as cash, inventories and cost of goods, as well as financial closing of (smaller) salon business entities. The senior accountant will manage monthly and quarterly closing of those accounts in scope, as well as supporting other teams to complete financial reporting of the total company. As the entity was a newly acquired company, the senior accountant will be engaged in continuous improvements, process-designing/implementation initiatives in its responsible area, including new system implementations.
The senior accountant will manage one to four accountant(s) in its team, and reports to senior finance manager (also work closely with CFO).
The working location is Ci:z Holdings headquarter building in Ebisu, Shibuya-ku.
Ø Responsible for execution and processing of accounting for assigned accounts – including cash management, balance sheet reconciliations, inventory accounting, period end closing, journal entry postings, accounting of small businesses, etc.
Ø Perform all assigned accounting work in line with compliance and audit guidelines, in a timely manner. Escalate issues to supervisor and/or management, when necessary, to avoid delays in processing close responsibilities.
Ø Co-work with colleagues and other finance teams for financial closing and reporting of the company
Ø Support the external/internal audit handling
Ø Support finance senior manager addressing new transactions and issues
Ø Be engaged in process improvements, re-designing and implementation of new processes, including new system implementations
Ø Build positive business relationships and network with stakeholders
Ø Manage staff accountants for team buildings and development
Ø Has a strong sense of accountability/responsibility.
Ø Challenges status-quo, look for opportunities of improvement.
Ø Has a strong interests in continuous improvements and driving changes.
Ø Self-motivated, energetic and keen to learn new skillsets.
Ø Proactive communicator, able to have strong partnership with stakeholders.
Ø Team-oriented, passionate to contribute to the team.
Ø Has a high interest in working in a globally operating company
Ø Has a strong application system and/or database skillsets (i.e., ERP)
<Experiences and Skills >
Ø More than 7 years working experience in accounting and closing reporting (US-GAAP preferred).
Ø Have 1-4 experience of using SAP. Strong SAP knowledge as a Finance user is preferred.
Ø Experience in system implementation is highly preferable
Ø Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel).
Ø Fluent in Japanese, English at business level is preferable.
Ø Finance degree/certification preferably with CPA
Ø Experience in audit firm or global company(ies)
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