Internal Control Specialist (Japanese Speaking)

Job title: Internal Control Specialist (Japanese Speaking)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: $6,000 - $8,500
Start date: 19-09-2021
Reference: PR/080993
Contact details: Elsie Soh
Contact email:
Job published: August 23, 2021 11:25
This is a newly created role and the incumbent will play a key role in reviewing and establishing key internal controls and disclosure controls, identify control weaknesses and make appropriate recommendations to enhance efficiency and ensure adherence to compliance. 

Reporting to General Manager, Legal & Risk Management, this position will be responsible for coordinating the Company’s J-SOX audit and internal audit activities for affiliates in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region under direct guidance from the Internal Control Division of Japan HQ.

  • Lead the analysis and review of key internal control procedures, risk and control matrix and test plans
  • Provide support in the preparation of audit materials and develop audit plans for newly assigned companies
  • Execute the annual J-SOX audit plan and evaluate activities to ensure compliance with J-SOX regulations
  • Lead and implement the annual and periodic risk assessments to identify risks and control weaknesses and report findings to the Management
  • Carry out operational audits and work closely with audit firms
  • Supervise and review testing performed to ensure compliance with J-SOX regulations
  • Ensure the proper documentation of findings and follow up closely with the business units to ensure prompt and substantive resolutions for audit issues
  • Prepare, analyse, evaluate and document internal controls testing assessments and results
  • Liaise with external auditors on control testing
  • Carry out post-audit communication with Japan HQ and companies audited
  • Analyse data and identify deficient controls and non-compliance with laws, regulations and management policies
  • Examine the work and operational processes of business units and recommend appropriate advisory for continual improvement and enhance efficiency
  • Undertake any audit assignments as and when required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy with prior working experience and/or training in the areas of internal control, accounting and/or legal
  • Experienced in Public Company Auditing including SOX
  • Relevant certification or accreditation in CPA a must. CIA certification would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, able to multitask and manage deadlines
  • Possess good communication skills, able to work independently and with individuals at all levels
  • Able to travel for business across the region as and when required – approximately 25%
  • Fluent English communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to converse in Japanese to liaise with counterparts from Japan HQ.
We regret to inform applicants that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.

Elsie Soh Lay Ching (R1105510)
JAC Recruitment Pte Ltd (EA Lic No: 90C3026)