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Financial Accounting

Bramalea, Ontario, L6W, Canada
August 05, 2019

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Kyoji Takakusaki, MBA &, CPA, CMA

Brampton, Ontario


Value-focused finance professional with 20+ years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and financial services industry. Well-versed in financial management and cross-functional leadership with the ability to translate strategic ideas into financial plans, facilitate the optimal alignment of business resources, and drive financial results with business processes simplified for efficiencies and transparency Financial Statements:

Consolidation, IFRS, US GAAP

Management reporting:

KPI, Variance analysis

FOREX, Multicurrency;

Risk management

Financial modeling:

Projections, Valuation

Financial Planning:

Annual budgeting, Investments


Cash flow management

Process improvement;

Internal control (SOX, SOP)

Working Capital Management

(A/R, A/P, Inventory)

Process costing:

Standard Costing

Cross-functional Leadership;

Post-merger integration

System conversion;

data migration

SQL Query; Access

ERP systems:

SAP, Dynamics AX, JDE

Advanced Excel:

macro, VBA; scenario analysis

Other accounting systems:

QuickBooks, AS400


CONSULTANT (contract) 2009 – Present

Controller (Wagner Sidlofsky LLP) 2016 – 2017.06

Established accounting policies and procedures and maintain the integrity of financial records of the firm in compliance with the accounting principles in law society; implemented QuickBooks to manage and administer the partner’s investment portfolio. Administered payrolls and completed T4 and other regulatory requirements

Clarified the criteria for bad debt provision in accounting policy to be qualified for tax-deductible, saved tax expenses $35K

Drafted and implemented the policy for foreign currency conversion to be consistent Interim Controller (AMADA CANADA LTD) 2015 – 2015.06 Helped the transfer of Finance/Accounting functions from Quebec to Ontario; performed statutory reporting requirements (such as GST/HST, WSIB and Pension Plan); month-end closing and financial report preparation; maintained banking relations

Reviewed existing procedures and recommended the correction of discretional accounting practice

Created the amortization schedule for leasing contracts with customers with Excel and reconciled with SAP for effective management and accurate transactions Sr. Financial Analyst (ETG COMMODITIES INC) 2014 - 2015.01 Helped a growing company to establish appropriate financial and accounting processes, and provided financial leadership to complete the transition from QuickBooks to new ERP (Dynamics AX); Completed the acquisition accounting; bank reconciliation; intercompany account reconciliation; GST returns and statutory reporting Kyoji Takakusaki 647-***-**** page 2

Implemented proper accrual accounting and transaction recognition, and assisted in establishing sound financial and accounting process in accordance with IFRS

Reconciled the transaction records of the acquisition of a product processing company, completed acquisition accounting and prepared consolidated financial statements

Examined the premium paid in acquisition and assisted with the identification of synergetic options by scenario-enabled financial models Senior Manager, Treasury/Finance (TOYOTA TSUSHO CANADA, INC) 2009 – 2010 Developed and implemented the risk management framework to mitigate currency risk exposure with effective hedging arrangements and managed cash flows; Improved financial planning process and assisted with the development of operating and capital budgets for the company with 5 business units

Developed and implemented a financial model to forecast cash flows and measure currency risk effectively; established a hedging strategy to optimize the risk exposure

Analyzed past performance with business unit managers to identify key performance variables, and developed a financial model for activity-based financial planning

Attained 8% savings on leased premises by proposing capacity utilization plan based on the projection for the next five years and successfully negotiating the lease amendment MITSUI & CO. (CANADA) LTD., Toronto, Ontario 2008 – 2008 Director, Group Company Management & HR

Oversaw the control over group companies, and provided support to improve financial performance as well as internal controls; Led SOX review process to improve corporate governance

Valued an opportunity to invest in a joint venture of $150M with financial modeling, checked key business assumptions for sensitivity analysis to mitigate risks

Reviewed the joint venture agreement and proposed remedial measures to address the weaknesses and deficiencies in control over the joint-venture

Implemented the objective-based compensation and career development program to integrate Human Resources development with organizational objectives BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ (CANADA), Toronto, Ontario 2000 – 2007 AVP Corporate Planning & General Management (2006 - 2007) Controller, AVP Accounting & Planning – UFJ Bank Canada (2000 - 2005) Spearheaded corporate planning and controllership for the Schedule II bank during the period of organizational transformation to achieve the integrity of financial results; ERP system conversion and improvement; corporate tax, international taxation planning

Led the BSC initiative and provided cross-functional leadership to boost 45% portfolio expansion and streamline operations during the post-merger period

Developed optimal business plans utilizing financial models and ensured KPIs properly aligned with strategic initiatives

Simplified financial reporting process by leveraging Excel’s functionality, and reduced the time to prepare the financial statements by 70% with accuracy and flexibility

Researched and provided financial guidance on international taxation issues between entities EDUCATION

MBA Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands

LL.B University of Tokyo, Japan

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