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Finance Controller


Finance Controller is responsible for accounting and finance operations, financial reporting, and tax reporting and filings in the Japan Market. Finance Controller is also responsible for ensuring that the organization is in compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards and has strong internal controls (implementing, monitoring, and enhancing)


  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP, local/statutory accounting standards, Zoetis policies and procedures and all applicable laws and regulations
  • Perform monthly/quarterly close by working with overseas Shared Service Center and market colleagues, including account reconciliations and SOX documentation
  • Respond to Corporate requests for data to fulfill external reporting requirement
  • Act as a conduit between Shared Service Center and market colleagues to ensure that day-to-day accounting and financial operations are properly conducted
  • Support Shared Service Center to ensure their outputs meet performance requirement in Japan market internally and externally
  • Establish and monitor policies and procedures, cascade regulatory and accounting policy throughout the market and serve as a resource in all aspects of country level accounting
  • Maintain business internal controls and ensure operational readiness for internal and external audits and that controls are uppermost when considering system, process, policy, or people change
  • Prepare and update RACM and SOPs for changes in processes and procedures within the financial reporting area
  • Maintain and organize filing systems for all accounting documents
  • Liaise with internal audits and external audits
  • Liaise with external pension consultants to ensure accurate pension accounting in both US GAAP and local GAAP
  • Execute global initiatives in the area of accounting and systems in the market
  • Prepare, approve, and remit monthly withholding tax, importation tax, custom duties, and social securities tax in timely and accurate manner
  • Prepare quarterly and annual income tax provision calculations required for consolidated financial reporting
  • Prepare all tax returns in timely and accurate manner with the support of external tax consultants
  • Work as a primary contact with local tax authorities in tax audits
  • Prepare monthly Bank of Japan survey and other surveys requested by government
  • Special projects as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA/CA)


  • 10+ years of Controller or equivalent experience
  • Experience in multi-national financial reporting
  • Experience in automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Experience in managing multi-national accounting operations


  • In-depth understanding of regulatory/statutory requirements, tax, internal controls, SOX, financial systems and procedures
  • Intermediate to advanced applications software experience
  • Ability to interact with professionals in various functional areas to resolve complex accounting and tax issues
  • Flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, high energy environment
  • Ability to multi-task, consistently meeting deadlines on multiple projects and activities
  • Ability to balance between strong adherence to compliance and efficiency
  • Ability to balance between attention to detail and having big picture
  • Work effectively in a team environment and in building collaborative relationship with peers and with other stakeholders
  • Business level language skills in Japanese and English






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