GL Manager

Job Title: GL Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shibuya-ku, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 7500000 - 9000000
Reference: 10875
Contact Name: Cian Boland
Job Published 17th Dec 2018


I'm working with FocusCore's best luxury retail client to find a new GL Manager at the company's swish Shibuya office.

As GL Manager, you will lead a team of talented accountants at the brand's dedicated shared service centre responsible for general accounting, closing, and reporting. You will work closely with the head of the shared service centre on recruiting and training, and design new GL processes with other brand managers.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
o Maintain chart of accounts in the Accounting system
o Organise closing work and coordinate with other departments
o Supervise closing activities and keep them on schedule
o Manage relations with government authorities in close collaboration with Tax Manager
o Answer inquiries from brand Finance Managers
o Direct the preparation of financial reporting to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness, accessibility and consistency with company policies, GAAP and local policies
o Provide support to the stores
o Liaise with auditors for statutory and corporate requirements

o Native-level Japanese
o Business-level English
o Knowledge of JGAAP and IFRS
o Experience with an ERP system
o At least 10 years of experience in general accounting
o Accounting qualification (minimum of Nissho Boki Grade 2)
o Significant experience with financial statements, closing, and general ledger accounting