Permanent
Kawasaki (Kanagawa), Kanagawa
Finance & Controlling
Full - Time
14-Nov-2023

 

For more than hundred years, L’Oréal believes that beauty needs Science. In a world now transformed by digital technology and the emergence of new scientific domains, we are confident in our ability to turn these opportunities into major innovations, closely linked to the new consumer expectations all over the world. Science & Technology are allowing us to invent safe, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. 

 

L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 4 100 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world.

 

In the department of Finance, we are looking for a senior finance controller. The objective of this position is to lead the financial planning and analysis function at Research & Innovation Japan. 

 

Type of contract : Permanent 

Location :  Kanagawa, Japan 


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As a senior finance controller, your main responsibilities are : 


  • Lead the R&I Japan finance team to continuously improve the structure and process for the development of the annual budget and rolling forecasts;
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to executive management and explain differences vs. budget/forecast, areas of risk and opportunities
  • Presentation and Business Reviews: including department financial debrief meetings, annual budget presentation, forecast update for internal stakeholders, etc.
  • Oversee and provide support in matters related to budget, assisting with resource prioritization for the executive team
  • Primary point of contact to North Asia R&I CFO and global team in France as it relates to all financial planning and reporting issues for Japan
  • Active participant in the month-end, semester and year-end close (P&L and Balance Sheet review), ensuring R&I’s financial objectives are met and financial statements are recorded accurately
  • Collaborate with Corporate teams in managing capital assets, ensuring that assets are properly recorded, depreciated, and decommissioned
  • Proficiency in all aspects of accounting and all pertinent GAAP/IFRS, as well as internal control compliance; support remediation process of any outstanding audit issues
  • Focus on continuous improvement and process simplification, in collaboration with other North Asia R&I Hubs when relevant.
  • Team management including training and development team members
  • Financial support to R&I ad hoc projects.


You may be involved in R&I Japan transversal projects



To succeed in this position, you have : 


  • 10+ years’ experience in the Finance/Accounting area, with solid background in business planning and financial analysis
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting required
  • Ability to identify issues/ concerns and develop effective solutions
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence tools (Power BI, Tableau, Spotfire, etc.) preferred
  • Hands-on knowledge of ERP (SAP, TM1, etc.)
  • Fluency both in Japanese and English



You are :


  • Strong team builder and strong communication and influencing skills
  • Strategic thinker to add value to the business


If you identify yourself in this position, please apply by uploading your resume in PDF. 


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The L'Oréal Group is convinced that difference is a deep source of wealth, that allows everyone to grow, to challenge themselves and to go further. We strongly encourage everyone to always dare and never censor themselves. Skills can always be learnt. We will be delighted to exchange with you! 

 

 

To discover our scientific and technical functions at l'Oréal Research & Innovation, please check our career website : https://careers.loreal.com/en_US/content/ResearchInnovations?3_4_3=128 










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