Senior Accountant

Job title : Senior Accountant
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 6,000,000-8,000,000
Contact : Simon Jelfs
Call : Simon
Email : email Simon
Reference : JOB_006953[909]

A world leading Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology company with offices around the globe is now looking for a Senior Accountant to lead and establish their accounting processes according to GAAP/ tax regulations. This role would be great for someone who has good communication skills as there will be constant liaison and coordination with the Japan and regional/corporate accounting team.



  • Lead accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end closing
  • Engage ERP system conversion project
  • Take leadership to establish accounting process for new transactions according to GAAP/ tax regulations
  • Liaise with entire Japan accounting team and regional/corporate team for proper accounting treatment agreements
  • Maintain chart of accounts and liaise with stakeholders for any changes
  • Coordinate with internal/ external auditors and other accounting members to ensure smooth audit process
  • Contribute to accounting projects as well as company’s growth strategy
  • Be a key team member to build a cohesive, high-performance team


  • Native in Japanese and Business level in English

  • Strong communication and coordination skills

  • Hands on accounting and finance experience in Japan