Finance Manager, Tokyo

The Finance Manager is responsible for the direction and coordination of OANDA Japan’s financial reporting, regulatory reporting, management reporting, cash management, internal control processes and coordination of the annual financial and regulatory audits. This role also ensures company accounting procedures conform to financial reporting standards.

Finance Manager reports to Global Controller in Head Office and to Managing Director in Japan.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare regulatory reporting for the Financial Services Agency (FSA)

  • Preparation of tax returns as well the annual corporate tax return with the assistance of corporate tax group.

  • Prepare, monitor, and analyze monthly operating results.

  • Manage daily client money segregation procedures

  • Assist senior managers with budgeting/forecasting and track actual results to budget.

  • Prepare presentations for management on financial results and key performance metrics.

  • Assist in the recommendation and implementation of benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance.

  • In collaboration with the central treasury function in Toronto, coordinate excess cash management.

  • Assist the treasury group with projecting operating and customer cash flows.

  • Assist the treasury group with capital management to ensure regulatory capital requirements are met most efficiently.

  • Manage the preparation and/or supervision of the annual financial statements

  • Act as primary liaison with auditors on audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements.

  • Conduct research for FSA and international accounting requirements as required.

  • Manage intercompany transactions, cross-border transfer agreements and foreign exchange transactions.

  • Documentation of all tax and financial internal and regulatory reporting processes and procedures.

  • Management of accounts payable function and review of invoices prior to their payment.

  • Assist senior managers in building strategic business plan by providing data driven analysis.

  • Act as a mentor to OJ Finance team and other team members, if any, and ensure they are properly mentored, trained and developed.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • 7-10 years of experience in an Accounting and Senior Finance position

  • Accounting designation

  • Native level Japanese

  • Strong ability to communicate in English required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles

  • Strong knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.

  • Sound, up-to-date knowledge of accounting standards and FSA regulations.

  • Strong knowledge of local tax regulations

  • Mature, effective, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong negotiating and organizational skill, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently.

  • Excellent knowledge of the financial services industry, regulations and related matters

  • Ability to stay current with the business and economic realities of the market place.

  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple project at once

  • Ensure adherence to deadlines

  • High level of people and management skills specifically when working cross functionally and with third parties

  • Positive attitude and flexible nature to adapt well in fast paced and changing environment

  • Ability to identify areas to be improved, propose and implement new ideas in timely manner