Head of FP&A

Kanagawa Japan
Reference No: 12607

What's the role?

We are looking for a high caliber candidate with strong business acumen to unleash your full potential in financial planning & analysis and controlling. The successful candidate will be a strong finance business partner in providing financial insights and analysis, oversees and implement relevant procedures and processes to achieve sustainable and profitable growth for Hilti Japan by collaborating with all departments.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to our industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and first-rate service. With 30,000 people in more than 120 locations, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth as you learn, grow and carve-out your career.

What does the role involve?

Report to Finance Director, work closely with the team in driving the whole finance performance management cycle such as annual planning, rolling forecasts, monthly tracking, management reporting, etc. Be a strong finance business partner with the ability to develop strategy and concept with specific action items for implementation and provide in-depth financial analysis with the overview of business in mind. Form trusting relationship across different functions by partnering with sales, marketing and management team in identifying and executing mutually agreed measures and accountable for business performance against strategic objectives to achieve sustainable value creation. Prepare periodic financial reports, comprehensive set of controls and budgets to mitigate risks, enhance accuracy of the company’s reported financial results as well as strengthen internal control by working closely with both internal and external auditors. Passionate about people development through coaching, providing clear direction and support, and fully engaged in team members’ career development. Participate and in-charge of ad hoc finance initiatives and actively involve in strategic projects across functions or even cross countries.

We’re proud to be ranked in Great Places to Work as one of the Japan’s best workplaces.

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.

Why should you apply?

We have a high-performing culture for highly passionate people. If you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s not a problem. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background is.

What you need is:

Bachelor degree or above in finance, business, or other discipline from reputable university.
Qualified CPA or CFA with at least 10 years of experience gained in well-known Japanese or MNCs company with focus on finance planning and analysis and/or strong partnering with business.
Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills with sound business acumen and the ability to advise stakeholders in planning and implementing key business decisions.
Demonstrate the ability to roll-up the sleeves and work with others and thrill to tackle difficulties with practical solutions.
Strong attention to detail, well organized and with exceptional planning and time management skills.
Adaptable to change with strong winning and high performing mindset.
Highly proficient in both written and spoken Japanese and English.
Aspiring to develop a long-term career with us and look for the opportunity to excel the exposure at regional or even at global level.

“There’s a real family spirit and you can literally knock on any director’s door at any time. Also your line manager will work very hard to help you develop your skills, both professionally and personally.”

- Amer, Key Projects Manager