Senior Accountant (General Accounting), Japan
- Primary Responsibilities:
General Accounting Process journal entries and ensure general ledger accountability for accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end close
・Prepare monthly financial statements and accompanying schedules
・Prepare and oversight monthly balance account reconciliations
・Develop and preserve documentation related to accounting processes, policies, internal controls and procedures
・Responsible for cash management
・Responsible for fixed asset management and its tax return Lead annual audit and inspections smoothly Support tax return-related activities, including preparing for and interfacing with tax professional company Manage contract/temporary staff Drive continuous process improvement to decrease the workload for financial reporting
・Support new system implementation by closely working with other related functional departments Assist CFO/Finance Manager to achieve departmental goals and objectives
- Skills and Experiences required:
・Bachelor's degree (Accounting, Finance, Business preferred)
・Solid understanding of accounting, finance and tax principles
・5+ years of operational accounting/tax experience with international companies
・Native-level Japanese and intermediate English essential (writing, reading, & exchanging emails) Good Microsoft Excel skills (can use Pivot and functions e.g. VLOOKUP)
・Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills
・Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions
・Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines
・Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Desired Personal Traits:
・Self-Starter: self-motivated, able to set priorities and work independently under general guidance.
・Effective communicator: willing to reach out, discuss and collaborate with key stakeholders, both independently and as a team in a matrix organization.
・Team-Oriented: team player dedicated to satisfying client requirements and expectations and deliver on them.
・Passionate: strong interest and ability to identify problem areas in the current process, analyze and find solutions for improvements and process enhancement.
・Can-do-attitude: open minded and positive attitude towards broader responsibility in changing environment and to deal with ambiguity.