Head of Accounting

Job Title: Head of Accounting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 10000000 - 13000000
Reference: 10395
Contact Name: Emile Ngene
Job Published 05th Sep 2018


This company is comprised of a number of innovative European Fashion Brands. They are looking for a senior with the business acumen to join the team as Head of Accounting. For those who relish being hands-on in there work, here is a chance to be just that.

  • Manage an 8-person team, overseeing shared accounting service for three Japanese entities.
  • Lead month-end and year-end closing.
  • Liaising with external bodies (accounting auditors, tax authorities, etc.).
  • Tax returns preparation (corporate tax, consumption tax, etc.).
  • SAP postings: inventories/COGS, fixed assets, accruals, reserves and intercompany reconciliations.
  • Guarantee company’s journal and book-keeping accuracy.
  • Guarantee accuracy of IFRS amendments calculation.
  • Fixed assets management.
  • Guarantee smooth IC transactions among the three entities.
  • Cash flow planning.

  • At least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • More than 4 years of experience as a manager.
  • Knowledge of IFRS and J-GAAP.
  • Strong accuracy, attention to details, and sense of accountability.
  • Communication capability to liaise with other departments.
  • Business level of English capability.
  • Knowledge or experience of SAP is a plus.