Business Analyst - Fortune 500 Insurance firm from Europe
Work closely with the CFO and communicate with overseas offices
This is one of the world's leading re-insurers, and have been on the Fortune 500 list for more than 25 years. Japan is one of their priority markets, which has seen big growth in recent times. As a re-insurer, they focus on institutional clients, and most staff in the office are from major financial institutions or notable insurance firms. At least 30% of the staff is non-Japanese and the Japanese staff can speak English well and have an international mindset.
Your main responsibilities include:
- Financial Planning and Analysis
- Prepare financial and other statutory/regulatory/tax reports and special analyses for the branch operations
- Assist with the development and implementation of financial, tax and statutory accounting and management reporting processes, by keeping up to date with IFRS and local tax and accounting regulations
- Work closely with the CFO on the establishment and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures
- Prepare required materials for budget and communicate with related parties
- Work closely with the CFO on preparations for external and internal audits and inspections
- Communication skills in both Japanese and English.
- Around 5-10 years of finance-related experience.
- Knowledge of finance, accounting, tax, budgeting and/or cost controls principles, including IFRS and/or JGAAP
Good to have
- Experience in Financial Services industry (especially Insurance) is advantageous.
- Experience in analyzing financial data and preparation of committee materials is advantageous.
- CPA, Certified Tax qualification and/or Nissho Bookkeeping is advantageous
- Stable company: This is one of the world's leading re-insurers, and has been on the Fortune 500 list for 24+ years.
- Career growth: The CFO wants this person to be in charge of the financial planning for the Japan market.
- Great Work Life balance: Core working hours are 10:00-16:00. People in the finance team that manage their time well, generally leave the office at 5pm every day.
- International working environment: At least 30% of the staff is non-Japanese. You will communicate closely with the headquarters in Europe, and the Asian hub in South East Asia.
- Fast paced work environment: The Japan office operates independently, which makes decision making faster. This results in an efficient and fast paced working environment.