About the job:
Saxo Bank Securities Ltd, Japan (“SBS”) is a licensed subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S in Denmark and has operated in Japan since 2007. We provide access to global markets for our local customers and serves as a gateway to Japan markets for our global customers. Saxo enables individual and institutional clients to trade more than 40,000 instruments globally from one single margin account and provides institutional clients such as banks and fintech with Open Banking solutions from multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services to trading technologies.
Saxo‘s multi-asset platform provides access to trade across FX, FX Options, Futures, Stock Options, Stocks, Bonds, CFD’s, Indices, etc. Our clients include Banks & Brokers, Fund Managers, Private Banks, Corporates, Investment Managers and Family Offices, HNW and retail clients.
About the Role
Japan Finance is part of APAC Finance. It is responsible for financial, management and statutory accounting and regulatory reporting of Saxo Bank Securities Ltd, Japan (“SBSJ”). SBSJ is a licensed subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S and has operated in since 2007. Reporting directly to the CFO APAC, the Japan Finance Manager will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, and part of the Saxonian family of 2500+ employees globally. The Japan Finance Manager will oversee enterprise wide finance responsibilities for SBSJ, which provides significant opportunity to apply and develop skills in accounting and reporting at a operational and strategic level.
The Japan Finance Manager is responsible for, but not limited to the following:
Financial statements preparation in IFRS for Saxo group reporting
Financial statements preparation in JGAAP for local reporting
Budget preparations, costs and revenues breakdown
Facilitate the review and analysis of actual costs vs budgets
Facilitate vendor payments
Liaising with external auditor to complete the annual audited financial statements
Reporting to local regulators and tax authorities
Periodic reporting to SBSJ board of directors
Manage regulator, internal and external audit inspections
Keep up to date on corporate income tax and C-tax requirements, including the preparation and submission of corporate income tax and C-tax returns
Coordinate with Saxo SSC Accounting for outsourced accounting work flow/processes
Maintain Finance Procedures Manual, updated at least annually
Support quarterly sales planning activities
Other specific tasks which may be allocated from time to time
A university degree with sufficient relevant experience:
Minimum 10 years experience in finance/accounting operating with ERP and accounting software, preferably in the Financial Service industry.
Knowledge in IFRS and JGAAP
Excellent skills (verbal and written) in Japanese and English languages to deal with documents that are written in Japanese and English.
Group Finance is responsible for the following corporate functions in the value chain within the bank: Finance, Legal, Procurement and Treasury.
At Saxo IT and the business are integrated into the same teams, ensuring end-to-end ownership. We are organized based on what we want to do for our clients rather than on subject matter expertise. Within Finance you will work together with people from different disciplines.
Some of the key responsibilities for the division include:
• Controlling cost and generating higher and more stable revenue, leading to an improved EBIT margin
• Managing capital cost and regulation efficiently to generate an improved return on Equity
• Supporting mergers and Acquisitions for the Group
• Supervising and overseeing the review, negotiation and drafting of major contracts, tender documents and other legal documents, as required by the operational departments
• Organizing and managing liquidity globally
We aspire to be a non-hierarchical, purpose-driven organisation. At Saxo, it is not about entitlement; it is about impact – no matter where you sit in the organisation. A good idea is always taken seriously and you can truly make a difference.
When you work here, you become a Saxonian. Obviously you will get an attractive compensation package. But we also invest in your personal development and offer you large responsibility from day one. We encourage an open feedback culture and a supportive team environment. If you show a collaborative spirit, drive and passion, your learning curve will be steep and your (international) career opportunities with Saxo immense.
At Saxo we don’t just offer a job – we offer an opportunity to invest in your future!
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