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Minato-Ku , Japan

Ref#: 19032645

Date published: 17-Oct-2019

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Position Summary:
This position assists the Associate Director in monthly general ledger closing, annual financial reporting. This position is responsible for regular accounts payable, expense claims procedures and related internal control compliance.

Key Responsibilities:
1) Performs general accounting functions as assigned, including booking journal entries and reconciling responsible account balances and reporting required financial information to concerned departments
2) Assists Associate Director to manage all accounting work including monthly, quarter and annual financial closing procedures
3) Assists Associate Director to prepare tax returns for all local taxes by complying with Japan tax regulations
4) Assists in quarterly/annual review and certificate of internal control/FCPA procedures in compliance with the corporate policies
5) Manages accounts payable and expense claim procedures
6) Supervises and reviews work performed by outsourcing staff
7) Interface with internal clients, external auditors and other stakeholders to meet their requirements
8) Proactively engages in process improvement projects as require

Required Knowledge & Skills:
1) Minimum 3 years’ experience in general accounting and monthly/year end close procedure of commercial industries
2) Must have strong communication and analytical skills
3) Must be hands-on, Self-starter and proactive
4) Ability to function as a team player
5) Work under pressure with tight deadlines
6) Business level English speaking and writing skills preferred

Education and Qualifications:
1) Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other business related area
2) Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and procedure in US and Japan
3) Qualification in accounting area is a plus

Key Relationships:
Internal: Business partners, FP&A, APAC Finance
External: External Auditors, Tax Authorities