Accounting & Reporting Manager

Location: Tokyo   Industry: IT-Telecom Wireless   

English Ability: Business   Japanese Ability: Native   Position ID: 10302

Description
Job Description
Reporting Line: Controller, Accounting, Finance Asia
The Role and Accountabilities:

Summary
Ensure effective and efficient accounting processes for providing accurate and accountable financial reports.
Ensure appropriate corporate and tax accounting in compliance with Japan/IFRS laws and generally accepted accounting standards
Proactive contributions to Management’s judgment and decision-making by preparing and providing accurate accounting information on a timely manner

Accountabilities
Prepare accounting information based on Japan and IFRS generally accepted accounting standards.
Prepare B/S and P/L for Asia Group on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis with accounting staffs and report monthly financial results to the Group in UK.
Review accounting information prepared by the staff, but also prepare journal entries for specific area (manage accrual, prepaid, and HR related journals)
Implement and manage appropriate accounting processes for accurate and efficient data gathering. Simplify and make productivity improvement on the current accounting process in light of internal control and risk management.
Instruct and educate each department in the company regarding the submission of accounting-related data.
Work with PwC Tax office to calculate corporate tax, consumption tax, size-based tax, inhabitant tax, and business office tax for filing.
Be a good manager of the team and build strong accounting team which can deal with complexity and change
Communicate accounting expert in UK and India to make sure our accounting treatment is in line with group policies.
Analyze the gap if any.

What you will need to succeed: Skill and Qualifications:
Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field – CPA preferred 5+ Experience in accounting (Solid hands-on accounting experience and technical knowledge of JAPAN GAAP, IFRS, US GAAP)
Strong GL analysis and reconciliation skills
Good command of business English (oral and written)
Native level Japanese (oral and written)
Strong PC skills (Advanced Excel, Word, Access)
SAP experience is a plus
Willingness and ability to go beyond the assigned tasks.
Proactive, Mature, Skillful, Mentally tough

Experience
Communicate financial and operational issues/status to Controller and Director of Financial Project.
Motivate his/her team to work efficiently and effectively with high integrity.
Proactively lead financial projects for process improvement and productivity, which includes, outsourcing or financial tool implementation.
Ensure daily financial data is properly processed under strong internal control (Must prepare accurate numbers in a short time frame).
Report monthly results timely to financial controller (Experience in the monthly/quarterly/annual closing of the books)
Lead annual and quarterly closing for JGAAP and IFRS / US GAAP.
Ensure that his/her team members understand customer/ vendor agreements and process transactions accordingly.
Manage internal and external auditors, including tax auditors.
Prepare necessary data for tax return preparations (Tax return preparation experience is required.)
Manage overseas accounting and tax treatment.
Make appropriate suggestions on important financial decisions (i.e. unbudgeted CAPEX and OPEX, etc.)
Support management’s decision making through proper analysis

Employee Status: Permanent

What we offer:
It is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location. In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. They recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:
Flexible working and relaxed dress code
Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
Pension and insurance options
Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
Business mentoring
Discounts with local hospitality and retail providers


Key Requirements
5+ Experience in accounting (Solid hands-on accounting experience and technical knowledge of JAPAN GAAP, IFRS, US GAAP)
Strong GL analysis and reconciliation skills
Bilingual skill of Japanese and English
Leadership
■Team: 7 people in accounting reporting to Accounting & Reporting Manager
■English CV is mandatory



 
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