Senior Accounting Specialist

Job title : Senior Accounting Specialist
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 6,500,000 - 7,800,000
Contact : Hisato Wakaizumi
Call : Hisato
Email : email Hisato
Reference : JOB_007460[310]

This position is accountable for complete and accurate financial accounting records, statutory reporting and tax returns.

The responsibilities include all accounting operations including bookkeeping, cash management, financial reporting and taxation.


The senior accountant reports to the accounting manager in Japan



1.       Financial accounting

A)     Calculates, prepares and posts recurring and non-recurring journal entries with appropriate supporting documentation. (especially revenue accounting and COGS adjustments)

B)      Reviews and posts journal entries. Investigates and resolves any issues identified through research of accounting documents and follows up with others as needed.

C)      Analyzes account balances, investigates unusual items, determines necessary adjustments, and completes reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. Assists internal and external audit personnel as needed.

D)     Coordinates with other accounting, finance and other areas to analyze questions and determine resolution. Provides accounting guidance and assistance as needed.

E)      Posts, reviews and reconciles cross-border charges and transactions as needed. Provides summaries, supporting documentation and other information as required. Consults, interprets and applies accounting policies and procedures involved in cross-border transactions.

F)      Fixed assets management

G)      Tax effect accounting


2.       Statutory Reporting and Tax compliance

A)     Preparation of annual financial statements

B)      Engage with external tax advisor and assist in tax returns

C)      Preparation of reporting required by Government


3.       Process

A)     Cash flow management

B)      Insurance program management

C)      Data management for rental contracts and rebate contracts

D)     Ensure internal control are in place


4.       Projects and collaboration

A)     Drive ongoing improvements to processes for operational efficiency and to obtain documents required for tax and accounting purpose in Japan

B)      Work with FP&A and share information relevant for financial analysis and budgeting

C)      Coordinate staff including overseas and perform tasks

D)     Participate a project as needed



  • Understanding of applicable accounting rules and regulations.
  • Japanese tax knowledge
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Excel
  • Good communication skills in English and Japanese both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with general ledger module of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, SAP preferred.


  • Typically 3-5+ years’ experience.






1.       財務会計 年次・四半期・月次決算業務のリード

(ア)   US GAAP基準の適切な会計処理・仕訳入力(特にRevenue accounting COGS Inventory

(イ)   入力された仕訳を確認し、必要に応じて修正の対応

(ウ)   BS勘定を詳細データと確認し、必要に応じて調査・修正する

(エ)   会計のガイダンスが必要な場合は、チームへの指導も行う

(オ)   会社間取引をタイムリーに記録、精算する

(カ)   減価償却計算、固定資産管理

(キ)   税効果会計計算


2.       税務・法定関連

(ア)   年次財務諸表の作成

(イ)   外部税理士と連携し、法人税・消費税申告や法定書類の準備、提出プロセスをリードする

(ウ)   政府機関へ提出必須なデータの作成・対応


3.       オペレーション

(ア)   キャッシュフロー管理

(イ)   ローカル及びグローバルな保険プログラムの管理、更新

(ウ)   機器レンタル、各種リベートプログラムに伴う契約データ確認

(エ)   内部統制モニタリング


4.       プロジェクトと連携

(ア)   業務効率の向上や税務・会計上必要な書類の管理

(イ)   年間予算及び四半期のフォーキャスト作成のサポート

(ウ)   海外を含む社員と連携をとり業務を遂行する

(エ)   随時プロジェクトへの参加をする



l  3-5年以上の外資系企業でのAccounting経験



l  日本及びUSの会計知識

l  日本の税務知識

l  高度エクセルスキル

l  英語力

l  自発的かつ率先して仕事を行う能力

l  優れたコミュニケーションスキル

l  プレッシャー下でも期日に間に合わせることができる

l  顧客志向

l  チームプレーヤー



l  SAPの使用経験

l  簿記2級以上


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