Finance Manager - Scrum Studio, Japan

Job description

Scrum Studio is growing and with more innovative programs in the pipeline, we are hiring for a Finance Manager to manage budgets, establish projections, and ensure Scrum Studio’s financial stability. This position is located in the Tokyo office but will work closely with both the U.S. and Tokyo offices.


  • Plan and implement Scrum Studio’s financial objectives and strategies that support long-term growth
  • Assist Scrum Ventures’ CFO in key financial decisions
  • Support portfolio companies that open Japan subsidiaries and other incubation projects
  • Build and manage the finance & accounting function of Scrum Studio
  • Oversee cash management, including cash balances, capital requirements, reserves management, etc.
  • Assist in external audit, tax, and service relationships
  • Oversee financial and compliance areas, recommending and implementing solutions
  • Coordinate, prepare, and review monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Oversee some critical operational needs that directly contribute to the growth of the company such as IT, facilities, and supply agreements.


  • 外部会計士監査対応及び国税局調査対応
  • 決算実務担当
  • 月次・年次決算(試算表作成、修正仕訳など)
  • 連結会計
  • 税務(申告業務など)
  • 資金管理、銀行折衝
  • 財務分析、管理会計業務
  • 業務フローの改善提案、推進
  • 各部、各投資担当者とリレーション


Job requirements: 

  • 2~3 years of experience as an accounting manager, 4+ years of general accounting/finance experience
  • Bilingual in Japanese and intermediate English
  • Experience with Japanese business communication with established corporations
  • A few years at Big 4 audit/tax is preferred
  • Strong strategic thinking and broad business understanding; sees finance as a strategic resource for corporate growth
  • BA in Accounting or Finance; CPA, CMA, MBA preferred

Job requirements:

  • 大手会計事務所で会計士または税理士、もしくは事業会社での経理、財務実務経験(3年以上)
  • 決算処理経験必須
  • 財務分析経験必須
  • ファンド会計経験尚可
  • 公認会計士、税理士、USCPA、証券アナリスト等の財務、会計系有資格者歓迎
  • 企画戦略思考があり、業務改革を中心メンバーとして推進できる方
  • スタートアップ、アクセラレーター業務に興味のある方
  • 英語:中級

About Scrum Ventures

Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm based in San Francisco with a growing Tokyo office. With entrepreneurial expertise and a strong network in Japan, we actively support portfolio global growth and success. Learn more at

About Scrum Studios

Scrum Studio is an open innovation platform we launched in 2018 with the goal of incubating new businesses by connecting iconic Japanese corporations with startups from around the world. Some of our programs include Sports Tech Tokyo, SmartCityX, and Food Tech Studio - Bites! Learn more at