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Associate Operational Controller, Japan

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Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Tokyo, JP

Company: Nielsen

 

Finance and Corporate Development - Japan Tokyo

 

 

Job Summary:

Support all aspects of local controlling and accounting in the local market. Assist with the coordination of activities between Operational Controlling, Revenue Controlling and Business Finance. Perform local accounting activities specific to the respective market. Support the local core finance processes.

 

Job Description: 

  • Support the local controllership function and lead the local Operational Controlling team; provide financial oversight on the local business
  • Ensure adequate performance and reporting on the following by leveraging both onshore and offshore resources:
    • US-GAAP accounting/closing, accruals, and account reconciliations
    • Financial closing and consolidation
    • Procure-to-pay functions (invoice & payment processing, T&E, etc)
    • Intercompany transactions and reconciliation
  • Support compliance with all relevant global, regional or local policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Support change locally with regard to standardization and simplification initiatives as governed by the Global or Regional COE core teams or by Finance leadership
  • Assist in producing monthly closing dashboard, and quarterly and year-end reporting packs in accordance with corporate requirements for the local market
  • Support Operational Controller to maintain internal controls and SOX documentation and ensure effective control environment through active coordination with the Group Controller and the Global and Regional COE core teams
  • Support the Operational Controller during local internal audit and compliance review assignments, including any SOX or distributed audits
  • Assist with the maintenance of local statutory accounts and ensure ongoing compliance with local regulation for the local legal entities
  • Assist in the statutory and tax accounting and audit processes and act as the single point of contact for external auditors and/or tax and statutory authorities or consultants

 

Job Requirements: 

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Local or international Accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, ACMA, or other) preferred
  • Fluency in English and local language mandatory; third regional language preferred
  • Relevant professional experience in accounting or financial controlling
  • External audit or public accounting experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with local statutory requirements and statutory audits (Local GAAP, statutory financial statements, tax calculations, VAT returns) preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with US-GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP) preferred
  • IT-PC literate (Google for Work, Microsoft Office)
  • Strong communication skills, team player, leadership traits

 

 

 

About Nielsen:

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation,continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

 

Primary Location:  Tokyo

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