With nearly two decades in Japan, Lars brings extensive recruitment industry experience as well as fluency in Japanese. He has a solid track record of successfully building new desks and teams with Tokyo-based recruitment firms.
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Lars manages Optia Partners’ Professional Services Group, which including legal, HR and finance & accounting desks.
Lars is a specialist in recruiting Finance & Accounting professionals in Japan, primarily in healthcare and manufacturing. The positions he covers include CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Controller, Finance Manager, FP&A Manager, Accounting Manager, Audit Managers, Tax Managers, Credit Managers, Senior Accountants and Analysts.
Lars has been in the recruitment industry in Japan for the past 15+ years and has developed a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing domestic as well as foreign-capital companies in a wide range of industries. He has a solid track record of successfully building finance and accounting desks and teams with Tokyo-based recruitment firms.
Lars is originally from Sweden and graduated from Lund University with a B.A. in Economics. He first came to Japan as an AFS scholar in the early 1990s and has been living in Japan since 2001. In addition to his native Swedish, Lars has a fluent command of English and Japanese. Lars is a dedicated family man and is a passionate skier.
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I had taken a job in a growing company with a promising career path, but that all came to an end 3 years later with the Covid-19 pandemic hit. I reached out to Optia Partners, and I was pleasantly surprised at the deep understanding the consultant had of my career, and that he didn’t write me off as a job-hopper like so many other agencies had done. Optia Partners guided me through the interview process for several promising opportunities, and it didn’t take long before I received an offer that I couldn’t refuse.
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Our Japan business was experiencing rapid growth, and as a result, we needed to hire our very first Japan Finance Manager. We needed somebody who could build our finance function from scratch and roll out a new ERP. We also needed somebody who could join within 2 months. Optia Partners promptly provided us with a shortlist of 5 solid candidates, and in a matter of 2 weeks, we had interviewed, offered, and received acceptance from a candidate who joined us 1.5 months after the start of the search.
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