General Information

Job Advert Title: グローバルビジネスサービス部 会計グループ 課長(Associate Director)

Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Division: Finance

Employment Class: Permanent


Purpose & Scope

本ポジション(Japan Accounting Operation Sub Lead)は、GLをメインとして単体決算全般に対する責任を持ち、決算とりまとめと連結決算グループへの報告を主業務としています。これには、グループ会社とのIC Reconciliationも含まれます。


Essential Job Responsibilities

Coordinate the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing process for API. 

Responsible for legal entity.

Support External Reporting, Treasury (ERT), Corporate and Global Functions, R&D, IT and other functional groups in financial close responsibilities, accounting matters, and projects as needed.

Support ERT and Tax on, transfer pricing, financial consolidation, audits, statutory or tax-related matters, and improving control framework.

Align with RTR Global Process Owner and Sub-optimization lead to drive process consistency across in-scope entities.

Financial close process and reporting:

- Oversee financial close and preparation of accurate financial for in-scope entities, in coordination with internal and BPO operational accounting teams.  

- Ensure process for collecting relevant information and generating journal requests and supporting documentation is in place (e.g. Prepayments, Accruals, Reclassification)

- Responsible for integrity of financial statements and complying with group reporting requirements

- Review and sign-off of material, in-scope accounts, reconciliations, and inter-company recharges as appropriate

- Provide accounting guidance and oversight to business partners on complex transactions

- Support Global Process Areas within entity scope (e.g. Order To Cash, Procure To Pay) with local / IFRS and operational accounting and process guidance

- Collaborate with Sub-optimization lead, Inventory and Inter-company Lead on Finance Master Data framework to support statutory and managerial reporting requirements. 

Financial compliance:

- Ensure adherence to Astellas accounting policy and procedures

- Ensure business processes and financial controls are operated effectively

- Ensure Finance Authorization rules are effectively applied across the entities

- Ensure adherence to Astellas policies relating to healthcare compliance standards and interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) and Patient Organizations (POs)

- Embed Compliance Culture, ensuring Integrity in Action is actively applied in all initiatives and proactively address non-compliance

- Perform impact assessment and implement any changes in IFRS, and provide relevant accounting treatment guidance, develop position papers collaborating with group / regional reporting team, business and external auditors as applicable

Statutory, Tax and Audit:

- Supports audits from internal audit, external auditors and local Tax and Statutory authorities as needed

- Overview of reports and analysis to support tax and statutory filings

- Coordinate with tax department to ensure compliance to regulations/ standards around tax related matters

- Ensure maintenance of supporting evidence of control operation for audit purposes and tax audits.

- Collaborate with Finance Compliance and Governance teams around audit, control, and related processes and policies

Specific Physical or Environmental Requirements

- Requirement to be co-located with the HQ or GBS Hub Location but able to travel internationally on occasion

- Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

- Ability to manage multiple projects and demands on time

- Ability to operate effectively within a global environment, using remote communication, and appreciating different cultural backgrounds

- Occasional working from home with agreement from line manager and affiliate partner


• A track record of driving successful process improvement. Projects Poise, confidence, adaptability, and effective influencing skills used to deliver results when interacting with leaders and third parties in high stakes situations.

• Strong teamwork and partnering skills

• Strong project management skills.

• Results orientation that effectively balances the level of effort expended to value of output delivered.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills Highly self-motivated.


University degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline.

ACA / or ACCA / or CPA and / or equivalent accounting qualification.

Fluent English conversational and business English

Minimum Experience

Minimum of 5 years experience in managing internal teams or PJ teams.

Solid working knowledge of accounting (IFRS/Local GAAP) and internal control standards

Experience with SAP S/4 Hana or equivalent ERP system


Master of Business Administration degree

Experience with SAP

Specific category knowledge of biopharmaceutical laboratory supplies, instruments, and manufacturing equipment

【応募書類 / Application Documents】
Both Japanese and English Resumes are needed

【勤務地 / Location】

東京都中央区 アステラス製薬 日本橋事業所 本社

Nihonbashi, Tokyo

【勤務開始日 / Start Date】


Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration】


Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period】


No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary】




①Base salary: will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

②When Discretionary Work System is applied: Discretionary work allowance will be paid.(50,000~100,000yen, based on the Grade)

③When Flextime System is applied: Overtime allowance will be paid for time worked in excess of prescribed working hours.

【昇給 / Salary Raise】


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus】


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance】

裁量労働手当、住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Discretionary work allowance, Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours】

8:45~17:45(月~木)、8:45~16:00(金)、 企画業務型裁量労働制



Flex-time system or Discretionary Work System

【休日 / Holidays


Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave

年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等

Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare

雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等

Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact

アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.


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