Accounting Manager

Job Title: Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 9000000-11000000
Reference: 10926
Contact Name: Simon Jelfs
Job Published 01th Mar 2019


Title - Accounting Manager
Location: Central Tokyo
Industry: Healthcare
Reports To: Controller

Position Summary:

The position will lead 10 staff and manage all accounts payable, intercompany accounts for three legal entities in the Japan business.

Job Responsibilities

Lead accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end closing
Own accounts payable process to ensure accurate and timely accounting and report to stakeholders
Take leadership to establish accounting process for new transactions
Lead accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely recording and reimbursement
Coordinate with internal/ external auditors and other accounting members to ensure smooth audit process
Lead kaizen projects to improve efficiency of accounts payable, intercompany processes 
Coach and develop team members to build a cohesive, high-performance team


5+ years experiences in Accounting roles, 2+ years experiences as people manager
Strong command of English and Japanese
Experience in ERP (SAP/Oracle) and analytical tools (Hyperion) preferred
Ability to coach and motivate people
Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization in a multinational company
Able to work in a fast paced environment and have change management experience

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