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Finance Manager, Japan

Allianz Tokyo, Japan
Posted 29 days ago Permanent Competitive
Finance Manager, Japan
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At Allianz Global Investors we foster a culture of professionalism, fulfilment, and an inclusive working environment. Do you want to be part of a leading active asset management company? Then join us now!

We are seeking to recruit a candidate to oversee all finance operations and reporting for AllianzGI Japan, a fully owned subsidiary of AllianzGI GmbH, with headquarters in Germany. e.g. financial reporting, management reporting, capital and liquidity management, treasury, statutory and tax reporting.

In this role, you will work closely with our offshore outsourcing vendor to ensure accuracy and timely submission of Japan`s financial and tax deliverables, compliance with applicable accounting standards, tax rules and regulatory requirements, both locally and globally.

As a satellite location in Asia, we strive to provide colleagues with broader scope outside of their own location. For Japan, given the intensive transfer pricing arrangement, the position will oversee the TPA operation.

As a local controller, you are also required to act as a strategic business partner, maintaining close and trusting relationships with local management. This involves providing value-added advisory services, challenging, and contributing as appropriate to support sustainable business growth. Your responsibilities include performing business analytics for new products, mandating assessments and supporting M&A activities.

You will also need to participate in various global projects when necessary.

What you will do

  • Manage and maintain the overall accounting process by working closely with offshore outsourcing vendor and other F&C functions (FP&A, Business Partnering, Accounting & Financial Management, F&C Operations, Procurement, etc.)
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of the IFRS (monthly) and Japan local GAAP (annually), tax, and regulatory reports; group financial reports, and all other financial management information including quarterly NAV projections
  • Ensure continued compliance with AllianzGI and Allianz Group accounting policies, tax rules and regulatory laws
  • Provide support to supervisors as the finance change agent, drive the process streamlining and improvement to enhance operational efficiency
  • Maintain close and trusting relationships with local management through the provision of value-added advisory services; challenge and contribute to support sustainable business growth
  • Perform checks on work and reports submitted by subordinates (including service vendors) and authorize accounting inputs and outputs
  • Review and monitor the quarterly forecast and annual budget
  • Prepare schedules for auditors or tax representatives
  • Provide suggestions regarding appropriate accounting treatments and reporting requirements for any new or revised rules or standards, whether external or internal
  • Review and prepare ad-hoc assignments from local / regional offices
  • Perform user testing, which includes preparing test plans and coordinating user sign-off (if necessary)
  • Manage the support service provider team in India and utilize the resources for more efficiency
  • Present financial results and topics to senior leaders including the board members

What you bring

  • University graduate with over 10 years of accounting experience, preferably in a multicultural environment
  • Strong knowledge of the asset management industry would be a plus

Background Experience and Skills
  • In-depth accounting knowledge both in IFRS and Japan GAAP
  • Audit related experience (preferred)
  • Excellent PC knowledge (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, PowerBI, etc.)
  • SAPERP experience (SAP preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of local tax and regulatory reporting and requirements

  • Proficient communication in written & spoken English (need to actively participate in conference calls in English)

Other Skills
  • Passionate and committed to excellence, with a strong sense of self-discipline
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Strong analytical mindset and problem solving skills
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated, hardworking, able to multi-task, able to work under pressure
  • Adaptable to fast paced changing working environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, positive thinking
  • Strong planning & organizational skills (data analysis, report writing, data presentation), and able to prioritise tasks
  • Creative & analytical

What we offer

  • "New Normal", it's not news to us: As a global company, we've known the hybrid model before it was 'in'. Work flexibly according to internal guidelines (e.g., hybrid model/ flexible working hours)
  • Investments for the future: Access to pension/ savings plans/ Allianz products
  • Shared success: Company share purchasing plan
  • Support for what matters: Mental health and wellbeing programs
  • Investments in your career: Career opportunities within the entire Allianz Group
  • Investments in your skills: Comprehensive learning and development offerings, including certifications and professional qualifications
  • ... and so much more!

About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading global active asset manager.

We invest for the long term and want to create value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active - in how we partner with clients and anticipate their needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on enhancing our clients' assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability for positive change. Our goal is to enhance the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or goals.

Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in a transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We encourage a collegial culture, that supports individual responsibility. We invest in the development of our employees to maximize the power of innovation.

We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce, we are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to helping applicants with any disabilities. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Great to have you on board.

If you feel inspired to promote the active asset management experience, this is the place for you. Join our diverse, international, technology-enabled, and agile environment. Simply upload your CV in English to apply for this position! If you need support to navigate our websites or at any stage during your application, please send an email with your request to

To Recruitment Agencies:

Allianz Global Investors has an in-house recruitment team that sources great candidates directly. Therefore, Allianz Global Investors does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters.

When we do work with recruitment agencies, that engagement is formalized by a contract. Fees will only be paid when there is a contract in place.

Without a contract in place, we will not accept invoices on unsolicited resumes, even if the candidate was ultimately employed by Allianz Global Investors.

Finally, please do not contact hiring managers directly.

47098 | Finance & Accounting | Professional | n.a. | Allianz Global Investors | Full-Time | Permanent
Job ID  47098
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