Finance Controller in Tokyo, Japan at Videojet

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: VID005190

About Us

Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in continuous ink jet, thermal ink jet, laser marking, thermal transfer overprinting, case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 325,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service, and training support is provided by direct operations with over 3,000 team member in 26 countries worldwide. In addition,the Videojet distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.


Purpose of this Position:


Provide Finance leadership to Japan operations to develop annual and strategic plans, drive and deliver KPIs and ensure accuracy and predictability of financial results. These are to be achieved through a sound financial management process including timely and regular financial reporting and reviews, financial planning and forecasting, maintenance of internal controls, working capital management and working as a strong business partner to the local GM


•         Provide decision making and business support to the Japan Country Manager and act as his/her business partner, providing ideas and suggestions to achieve the business goals for the region.

•         Provide leadership in delivering and improving financial results:  Revenue, Operating Profit & Working Capital.

•         Support Country General Manager on annual planning exercise; compile, own and submit annual financial budget and monthly financial forecasts.

•         Leading and supervising local accounting processes in relation to the preparation of financial statements, and ensure compliance with local tax and statutory regulations

•         Leading and supervising Customer Service & Logistics function and processes including procurement planning and material management

•         Manage one PID helpdesk staff who is dotted line reporting IT manager of APACK

•         Responsible for all the legal matters related to local business working with 3rd party legal partner and corporate legal. Owning company seal and responsible for reviewing all legal documents.

•         Own and oversee the preparation and submission of management accounts to corporate and ensure compliance with US GAAP and other Danaher/ Videojet Accounting Policies

•         Perform detailed variance analysis on financial results against forecasts and prior periods to help management understanding root causes of variances and support management in determining actionable countermeasures

•         Maintain a sound business forecast and review process to ensure predictability of financial results

•         Raise early warning signals highlighting business risks and work with GM in identifying countermeasures and opportunities to mitigate those risks

•         Support the business strategy by ensuring the provision of financial & business analysis and acting as a key business partner to the leadership team

•         Managing Working Capital, including but not limited to delivering DSO, AR Past Due %, DPO and Inventory Turns targets

•         Identify and drive initiatives to save costs and manage operating expenses within plan/ budget

•         Implement and continuously improve internal controls that ensure accurate reporting and proper safeguarding of company assets

•         Provide decision making and business support to the India business leaders and act as their business partner, providing ideas and suggestions to achieve the business goals.

•         Support regional compliance team through on-site internal audit of another operating entity in the group

•         Coordinate with other Department heads in meeting organizational goals and objectives

Job Requirements



•         Proven experiences in driving financial results (revenue, costs , margins and OP) in a business of $10 - $40 M size

•         Strong business understanding and acumen

•         Strong  knowledge of Internal Control procedures

•         Excellent knowledge and practical understanding of applicable US GAAP

•         Excellent knowledge of local Japan statutory reporting requirements

•         Proficiency in English and Japanese, with strong written and oral communication skills

•         Independent and strong sense of integrity

•         Can successfully deliver results while quickly adapting to changing priorities and unforeseen challenges

•         Can strive for continuous improvement

•         Passion to win

Education and Experience

•         Local financial accounting degree – college or university level

•         CPA certification or international equivalency preferred

•         Financial Controllership or assistant-to, preferably in an international environment

•         US GAAP experience

•         Highly computer literate (especially in MS Excel) with prior Hyperion knowledge a plus


•         To whom does this position report?

  Position reports to the Regional Finance Director with dotted line reporting responsibilities to the Country General Manager, Japan

•         What positions report directly to this position?

  Finance Department, Japan Subsidiary.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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