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Senior Manager, Global Finance Organisation RTR

Tokyo , Japan

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. is a Sony company, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. and it is one of Hollywood’s major studios. Its business domain ranges from film production & distribution, marketing & sales of packaged media such as DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (BD), TV shows production and distribution, to the broadcasting operations of BS/CS/cable channels.

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. is one of its subsidiaries, which distributes films, markets and sells DVD/BD, license films and TV shows, and operates Animax, AXN, AXN Mystery and Kids Station Channels.

Our Japan office, located in Toranomon Tokyo, currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager, GFO RTR to join their team.

Department Summary:

SPE Finance is currently transforming the organization from a Line of Business and territory orientation to one which is global, enterprise-based, focusing on process improvement, standardization, reducing complexity and the use of technology. The global finance organization (GFO)’s objectives are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall team while enhancing the value and accessibility of the data created by the accounting processes which will enable the commercial teams to drive toward greater revenue growth and margin improvements.  The mission of the RTR GFO is overall responsibility for SPE’s accounting, financial reporting and related analysis functions coupled with continuous improvement, standardization and simplification of those functions and outputs. The GFO is the liaison between SPE’s outsource provider, Capgemini, and SPE’s lines of business.  The RTR GFO serves as an agent of change, communication, design and problem-solving.

Roles & Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for oversight on the RTR function with the focus on Home Entertainment and TV Distribution lines of business in Japan with liaison between GFOs, Divisional Finance, Capgemini, while supervising and developing direct reports in other lines of business in Japan to meet/exceed business and operational requirements. The secondary focus will be to serve as a change agent through promoting and implementing continuous improvement through process and system standardization for Japan GFO and aligning with the global teams in global optimization projects.

Key responsibilities include:

• Drive continuous accounting improvement efforts and standardization across the lines of business and territories to ensure finance goals such as timely and error-free finance closings, clean statutory reporting, and strong internal control and SOX compliance

• Supervise Japan GFO team members, supporting their lines of business by monitoring sustainable workloads and promoting a culture of teamwork and innovation

• Ensure strong relationships with global stakeholders and in-territory Divisional Finance by providing support all accounting related needs across all the lines of businesses

• Ensure the integrity in our books by reviewing the entries processed by Capgemini staff

• Ensure practices and processes are aligned with the current Japanese statutory bookkeeping and tax   requirements

Candidate Requirements:

•Typically a minimum of 7-10 year-experience in the field of finance/Accounting

•Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, with a CPA or equivalent professional qualification

•Knowledge of all applicable accounting principles (to include Japan GAAP and IFRS) and statutory standards, including how to apply them, and when applicable

Must have strong knowledge of:

• Tools, approaches, roles, techniques, processes, and/or procedures needed to:

  • Embrace change and adapt to a changing environment

  • Explore and evaluate alternative accounting processes

  • Challenge existing processes to eliminate, standardize, and/or optimize

  • Create and maintain accurate and thorough financial reports, underlying records, and statutory & tax filing

  • Recognize, anticipate, and resolve organization, operations, or process problems

• Internal control environment and ability to adjust internal control needs based on risk assessments and corporate policies (including Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requirements)

• Applicable laws, rules and regulations governing proper business conduct and disclosure of information about the organization, business activities, and employees

Strong ability to:

• Effectively communicate across the Business and Finance organization with strong English oral and written skills as well as Japanese

• Work in a dynamic and fast moving and changing environment managing multiple priorities

• Effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors, tools, and techniques

• Establish and build healthy relationships with clients, vendors, management, and peers to create an environment committed to providing excellent and continually improving service

• Read, interpret, and draw accurate conclusions from financial and numerical material

• Create, implement, evaluate, and enhance internal control processes

• Enhance business strategies for the purpose of detecting, correcting, and preventing fraudulent activities

Other:

• Experience with SAP S4 strongly preferred

• Experience working in an international organization and in the entertainment sector

• Experience working with outsource providers is a plus

• Motivated by passion to exceed expectations and to continuously improve yourself, your team, and the global team

• Embrace a management style that prioritizing mentorship and empowerment with coaching over command-and-control direction

• Ability to forge strong, international relationships with diverse teams through collaborative effects and partnering relationships

• Build effective teams, understanding the importance of team culture and values

• Be comfortable with ambiguity in a dynamic, changing, commercial environment

• Demonstrate true learning agility

• Systematic problem-solving skills and mindset

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to their race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable)

If you require any reasonable adjustments with any part of the recruitment process, including the application or interview process, please contact Lana_Beer@spe.sony.com. Please put Reasonable Adjustment Request in the subject line of the email.

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