Please tell me about your current role at HDE.
I work in the Accounting and Finance team of the Business Administration Division.
Generally speaking, accounting and finance is a position that handles the company’s financial matters.
This involves accurately understanding the actual situation of the company, quickly reporting to stakeholders in and outside of the company and linking this to the future of HDE. I see this as the “finance” aspect of my work.
Specifically, in order to accurately understand the actual situation of our company, internally gathered information must be correct, so we need to monitor internal controls as well. When reporting the actual condition to internal and external stakeholders, we process information accurately based on the fixed rules, such as monthly/annual settlements, tax returns, and consolidated account settlements. In addition, we also handle annual audits performed by audit firms and occasional government tax investigators.
Results are about the past.
In order to connect the results to the future, we prepare budgets, confirm the path taken by analyzing the results and its difference. At the same time, in order to see one step ahead, we confirm the KPI of each division which serves as advance indicators of the future, make predictions as to what route the company will likely take in the future and prepare as much as possible for that path.
HDE is a company that takes on new challenges, so there are many instances where we find ourselves in areas where no clear rules have been established anywhere in the world. We search daily for what we should do while confirming the direction of HDE by gaining insight from external experts. We research overseas companies with similar business models on establishing various KPI, viewing management figures, accounting documentation methods, control methods and so on for cloud sales and subscription based businesses and apply them to our path.