Assistant Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Yokohama Permanent ¥8,000,000 - ¥10,000,000 Japanese Corporate
  • FP&A at 大手完成車メーカー
  • FP&A at Major Automotive Manufacture

About Our Client

Major Automotive Manufacture

Job Description

<Main Tasks>
Co-lead the Annual Global Budget and Mid-Term Plan financial target setting
- Construct and maintain the financial models to simulate profitability by market and model for annual budget and mid-term plan
- Liaise with regions, GHQ, HQ functions to formulate and make alignment on the financial projections
- Analyze regional KPI's with overall business direction, identify anomalies/inconsistencies and raise queries to regions
- To support the management meetings with the provision of sound analysis and review packages

Co-lead and orchestrate the XXX TdC (Total Delivery Cost from production to wholesale to dealers) Workgroup
- Provide quarterly and monthly management reports by market and by model for management review
- Organize TdC analysis process and identify TdC cost saving opportunities
- Align with relevant functions (Program Director, Program Economist, Monozukuri functions) on vehicle profitability action items

Lead central FMI (marketing), G&A and CapEX (investment) budget/actual management
- Lead senior controllers to manage annual budgeting, monthly closing and reporting to Senior Managers.
- Liaise with Global HQ Control/Accounting/Tax to validation of each project to follow Delegation of Authority and Compliance guidelines

Other projects
- Prepare feasibility studies and financial modelling on new projects e.g. market expansion/ exit, turnaround strategies, profit outlook for new model launches, pricing changes, etc.
- Assist to coach junior staff to familiar with the FP&A processes and procedure

<Selling point of this position>
Great agility and team spirit due to the relatively small team of XXX (130ppl. In Japan), with a very culturally diverse environment, and opportunities to work on global projects and with teams accross various regions. Numerous career opportunities within the global corporation for the future also.

The Successful Applicant

<Skills and Experience Required (MUST)>

University degree in Finance / Accounting / Economics with at least 5 years FP&A experience in MNCs with Corporate/HQ background
MBA and CPA preferred
Working experience to manage projects, involving different teams and regions
Proactive, detail-minded with strong analytical skills and business acumen for decision support and investment analysis
Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to distill a complex/complicated problem down to simple issues and address them with independent fact-based analysis
Proven capacity to drive tasks and resolve issues with minimal supervision
Well-developed relationship-building and influencing skills, carrying out duties with drive, passion, enthusiasm and tenacity
Well-developed communication and presentation skills with ability to work under high-pressure, fast paced and dynamic environment with stringent timelines


Lead FP&A team and increase contribution of Finance to the business partners. This HQ Financial Planning & Analysis position holder is expected to closely work with the Nissan Global HQ accounting/management reporting team sitting in Japan.

Experience of the car industry:Not required

<Successful candidate image (Personality)>
・Has a sense of urgency
・Transparent, adaptable and fast learning, open-minded, self-driven
・Strong interest and passion about cars
・Enjoys working with a global team
・Flexible, Collaborative, Customer-centric
・Deals with pressure well (can work under tight deadlines)

What's on Offer

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Koki Tsuruhisa
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+813 6832 8923

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Koki Tsuruhisa
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+813 6832 8923
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