AR Accountant

Job Title: AR Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 4000000 - 5000000
Reference: 11617
Contact Name: Hisato Wakaizumi
Job Published 06 Jan 2020


Position:             AR Accountant

Department:       Finance

Location:            Tokyo

Reports To:        Accounting Section Manager


We are looking for an experienced AR accountant to reconcile invoice and banking transaction and solve the discrepancy.


Works With:

  • Finance team – Finance team of Japan
  • Japan Internal – Sale team and Order entry team
  • External – Customer Accounting department


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Invoice all customers monthly / individually
  • Reconcile account receivables and bank statements
  • Processing/application of approved credit memos
  • Analyze the discrepancy between account receivables and banking transaction
  • Solve the discrepancy by communicating with related people proactively
  • Assist with month-end closing activities including analysis and reconciliation of AR and related accounts to allow for timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Prepare and maintain various schedules for internal reporting and annual audit
  • Ensure the good accounting in accordance with accounting principles and group policies



Future Responsibilities (3~5 years later):

  • Senior AR position or rotation within CGKK accounting team


Functional Criteria


  • Familiar with customer invoicing and related accounting standard and regulation
  • Demonstrated skill at ERP (preferably SAP) and Excel
  • Experience to support both business side and/or finance department
  • Self-starter and good team worker
  • Ability to work with numbers




  • SAP experience/knowledge
  • Good understanding of E-Commerce business and B2C business
  • Interests in Golf, Apparel



Personality Traits

  • Strong interpersonal, emotional intelligence and communication skills
  • Team oriented, open minded, willingness to share and communicate
  • Perseverance, able to handle stress and meet deadlines and work with limited resources
  • Creativity, result driven and problem-solver




  • Bachelor degree or equivalent



  • English skill will be considered a plus
  • Nissho Boki Grade 2

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