Chief Accountant

Job Title: Chief Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chuo-ku, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 6000000 - 7000000
Reference: 10921
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published 22th Jan 2019



  • This position is responsible for general accounting and the company’s general ledger.
  • This position requires to support the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual financial reporting package in cooperation with the Financial Controller and the Accounting team.
  • The position also requires to support the compliance of operations with the internal accounting defined by the Corporate and legal regulations.
  • The other primary responsibilities are to support the preparation of statutory financial information including tax filing.
  • The Chief Accountant supports the actions ensuring the integrity of the company’s assets, a proper level of internal controls and credit policy.
  • Additional responsibilities include delivery efficiencies and strive continuously to improve company operations.

The Chief Accountant position reports to the Finance & Accounting Manager of a leading luxury retail company in Ginza. This position requires close coordination with other departments in the organization and also requires communication with Regional team in HK.

Key Responsibilities

  • ​​​​​​Is responsible for general accounting, the company’s general ledger and cash management
  • Supports the preparation of financial reporting package, the compliance of financial policies and local legal requirements including taxation
  • Manages cash-flow and bank information and reports to the headquarters The position support the communication with external HR provider for required personnel filing
  • Manages Accounts Payable (including Intercompany reconciliation) and monthly payments (trade, employees, intercompany and payroll)
  • Manages Provisions, Accruals and CAPEX
  • Monitors voucher input and payments of employees’ travel expenses
  • Supports the enhancement of tools and processes to ensure visibility and correctness of financial data
  • Maintains control on procedures to be followed by each departments
  • Keeps good cooperation with the Accounting team and support the development of strong finance team in the organization.

  • Knowledge of J-GAAP and IFRS
  • More than 6 years of experience in financial accounting field
  • Good communication skill in English and Japanese
  • Good skills in Excel and Word
  • A strong team player with proactive attitude
  • Willing to learn and be proactive
  • Experience with SUN SYSTEM and Oracle Hyperion is a plus
  • Experience in Luxury/Retail is a plus

What's On Offer
  • High level of learning and chance to experience different sides of the company
  • Good work-life balance and flexible working hours
  • Global company with international environment
  • Good benefit package