Sr.Accountant 5241

Job Title: Sr.Accountant 5241
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo,
Salary: ¥6000000.00 - ¥10000000 per annum
Reference: BBBH5241
Contact Name: Eri Tatsuta
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 14, 2016 13:25

Job Description


  • Oversees scheduling and tracks completion of the daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly tasks of the Transactions & Services team, which includes Accounts Payable, Employee Reimbursements, Accounts Receivable, Credit Management, and Treasury.
  • Provides direction to junior staff.
  • Acts as key liaison between the offshore team and the local Transactions & Services team, to set expectations, define and schedule tasks, identify and raise issues, monitor performance, and engage in continuous process improvement.
  • Works to deliver upon key performance metrics and service levels agreed with business partners. Is responsive to internal/external customer concerns and proposes solutions.
  • Ensures that all processes are executed in accordance with relevant policies and procedures, including Corporate, Regional, and local Finance policies, Legal and Compliance policies, Japan tax and commercial code requirements, and SOX controls.
  • Leads process and system improvement projects, working across departments with Corporate, Regional, and local teams.
  • Performs both ad hoc and regular analysis and reporting.
  • Engages with both internal and external auditors in an organzied and straightforward manner.


  • 8+ years of experience in a transaction-heavy accounting role, preferably with a multinational company.
  • Experience with end-to-end financial processes including vendor invoices and employee reimbursements, accounts receivable, cash management, and banking.
  • Experience with general ledger accounting, including accruals and prepaids, bad debts, factoring of receivables, and fixed assets.
  • Understanding of internal control concepts and strategies, process mapping, and segregation of duties.
  • High level of English proficiency.
  • Experience in implementation and/or testing of ERP functionality, preferably SAP.
  • Experience with Concur employee reimbursement system is a plus.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft productivity tools.
  • Proactive, assertive, and a team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and work independently and collaboratively with local and regional teams.
  • Detail-oriented and high level of accuracy with a results-oriented approach.
  • Ability to function efficiently in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Demonstrates strong process prioritization and time management skills.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and willing to take on new responsibilities and challenges.
  • A natural coach/mentor with a track record of developing junior team members.

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