Manager, Record-to-Report (General Accounting)

Job title : Manager, Record-to-Report (General Accounting)
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 9,000,000 - 12,000,000
Contact : Hisato Wakaizumi
Call : Hisato
Email : email Hisato
Reference : JOB_006150[725]

Job Title: Manager, Record-to-Report (General Accounting)

Division: Finance – Record-to-Report Team

Report Into: VP Controller, Asia Pacific 

Direct Reports: 4 Staff: Reporting, Tax, Fixed Assets, Intercompany Accounting

Mission: Provide strong leadership to the Record-to-Report (General Accounting) team.  

COMP: 9M - 12M (Depends on Skills and Experiences)

Job/Responsibility:

People Leader

- Maintain morale and encourage collaboration among members. 

- Motivate and energize team members to perform at their best.

- Develop capabilities and talents of team members

Knowledge Leader

- Go-to person to research and respond US GAAP, J-GAAP, J-Tax and Company Policy over accounting and compliance matters.

- Go-to person for Regional and Global queries about Japan accounting, tax and reporting matters.

- Expert in the company’s financial reporting systems, chart of accounts and reporting structure. 

Specific Accountabilities

The RTR Manager provides tactical direction, executes against annual goals and provides day-to-day leadership over the following areas:

- Timely and accurate financial close and reporting deliverables: GL Close, account reconciliations, corporate submission in HFM, and Financial Reporting package.

- Timely, accurate and compliant statutory/tax filings

- Proper accounting treatment for new transactions.

- Periodic analysis of ongoing accounting treatment: asset impairment, useful life, ARO, sales reserves, inventory reserves and other areas in which business change may affect accounting treatment.

- Manage lease accounting under ASC 842

- Cash flow forecasting and cash management..

Specification – Experience / Skill:

Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance

- 7 to 10 years of experience in a commercial firm required, audit firm experience a plus.

- Solid knowledge of US GAAP, J-GAAP, Tax 

- CPA or advanced degree preferred

- Business level fluency in English language

- Proficiency in Excel and Access and aptitude for working with financial systems (Microsoft AX, Hyperion Essbase, HFM)

Traits

- Takes a positive approach to developing, motivating and empowering team members.

- Asks questions and challenges the status-quo in a positive manner

- Flexibility and willingness to take on new projects and to readjust as conditions change.

- Prioritizes and manages time effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

- Understand the big picture but master the details