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Abbott Head of Finance, SH Japan in Tokyo, Japan

Primary Function/ Primary Goals/ Objectives  

Describe primary functions/ goals / objectives that this position has.

Responsible for 100MM with growth of 15-20% over next 3 years

Support General Manager to implement financial plan & company strategy.

Provides direction and vision to the Finance, Operation, General Affairs and in-directory to IT organization.

Demonstrate strong leadership as management

Ensures that proper controls and reporting are in place to meet all regulatory and statutory requirements. 

Core Job Description -   Major Duties and Responsibilities  

Fill 5 or 6 core Job Responsibilities/Accountability/Scope to perform the function and to attain goals/objectives

  • Direct and lead Finance, Operations, IT and General Affairs departments by setting the target for each group to achieve company objectives.

  • Monitor the progress of the plan, and work with managers to complete the plan.

  • Identify staff's development areas and career goals, set the clear objectives, and support them to achieve the individual objectives.

  • Identify issues or improvement areas in the department, prioritize them, develop action plans, and lead the department to improve the department performance.

  • Allocate resources (money and people) adequately in the department to maximize its perform.

  • Works across organizational boundaries (cross-functional and cross-geographical) to ensure that financial policies are consistent.

  • Monitors compliance of policies and procedures with external regulations (GAAP, SEC regulations, Japan tax code, Abbott Policy etc)

  • Ensures proper internal accounting controls are developed and implemented to safeguard company assets.

  • Manages the responsible operational budget effectively.

  • Plan and drive to work towards achieving company vision, objectives as well as divisional mission and strategies

  • Motivate and develop staff

Candidate Qualification

Fill the required / Preferred Education, Experience, Skills Description

  • Minimum of 12 years of work experience in finance and 10 years of managerial role.

  • Preferred to have post-graduate degree in finance/accounting

  • Preferred to have Japan and/or US CPA or Zeirishi certificate

  • Fluent in communicating English for verbal and written

  • MBA degree desirable 

  • Preferred to have experience in financial planning and analysis as well as accounting managers role or equivalent.

  • Preferred to have experience in controller role prior to this role

  • Preferred to have people management experience prior to this role, managing small and expanding team

  • Cross functional project experience preferred

  • Cross business unit or geography experience preferred

  • Have good working experience in systems (e.g. SAP, Hyperion) and process improvement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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