Program Controller - FIN15919

Function: Finance
Localization: Japan - Hodogaya-ku - Yokohama
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 27th November 2018

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer


New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.

Our Faurecia Interior Systems Division is looking for a Program Controller for its R&D Center at Yokohama.


The role of the program controller is to manage program FP&A & financial accouting for the interior systems BU and the joint venture (Faurecia Howa Interioris) and also to perform costing with teams for the first-time domestic production.


The main missions of the role are to:


Ensure financial accounting procedures are in compliance (closing)

  • Prepare journal posting files (program accrual, cost of sales, development assets, reclassification, etc.) and review general ledger to ensure accuracy.
  • Create sales orders in SAP
  • Perform SAP processing (WBS/internal order craetion and settlement, sales data transfoer to COPA, etc.)
  • Reconcicle B/S accounts (development assets & program accrual)
  • Upload engineering timesheets in CATS
  • Complete monthly financial reporting in the systems
  • Communicate with APAC finance division to provide financial analysis and answer inquiries
  • Collaborate with Shared Service Accounting to complete closing in timely manner

Ensure program costs are under controll and take ownership of program controlling

  • Provide program financial analysis margin and variance analysis vs. budget/forecast and monitor the status.
  • Proactively communicate with program teams to support them and be aware of program activities.
  • Propose action plans resulting from relevant analysis in order to achieve operational targets. Help identify risks and opportunities
  • Support monthly development cost recharges by program.
  • Validate inter-co purchase invoices against work order and track costs by program.
  • Communicate with inter-co partners and APAC finance division
  • Support launch phase of the first-time domestic production
  • Support to control domestic productin financials with program teams and monitor the Business Plan

Support annual budget & 5 year strategic plan preparation

  • Build development plan & domestic production financials logically by collaborating with his/her and engineering managers. Revise numbers accurately and timely following assumption changes.
  • Build program acquisition radar with sales managers aligning global targets with France HQ and keep it up-to-date
  • Communicate with inter-co partners to align target programs and development costs
  • Communicate with APAC finance division and provide financial analysis.
  • Support to prepare presentation materials
  • Prepare database input files and complete system input accurately.

Perform product costing for domestic production with teams

  • Summarize all costs and standard prices for production, purchasing and logistics and integrate all the production assumptions in order to estimate production costs.
  • Communicate cost estimation results with program teams and ensure integration of the results to the Business Plan


  • Register new cost center & program code and maintaint payment approval flow in SAP
  • Support internal & external audit
  • Manage other ad-hoc tasks


The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance
  • 5 yeaers of financial accounting and/or FP&A experience
  • Good understanding of debit/credit (general ledger) and balance sheet
  • Business level English & fluency in Japanese (speaking/reading/writing)
  • Experience in manufacturing company prefered
  • Communication skill in international environment
  • Experience in foreign capital company
  • Willingness & ability to manage a wide range of tasks in timely manner
  • Experience in ERP (SAP prefered)
  • Internmediate Excel & Powerpoint skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Proactive, sel-starter

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