Accountant

Location
Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
Posted
10 Sep 2021
Closes
09 Nov 2021
Ref
199808187
Function
Finance
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
The Accountant reports into the Japan Finance Manager
Whilst the roles objectives might evolve based on business growth, the main priorities will, be:
• Supervise accounting daily operations including sales and AR
• Booking review, assist in auditing few key payments and booking activities
• Be responsible for consolidating and reviewing cash-in transaction.
• Ensure accounting operation in compliance with Corporate policy, local policy, and regulations.
• Manage and maintain ledgers and account reconciliations for balance sheet and P&L items in relation to accounting to ensure proper and timely accounting and reporting in accordance with accounting principle.
• Timely and accurately deliver financial results per corporate closing schedule and ensure all financial information is in line with Corporate accounting policies, IFRS and Japan GAAP.
• Drive automation of accounts receivable processes to minimize manual work and compliance risk to gain business efficiencies.
• Manage and develop processes to ensure smooth workflow and effective communications with various functional teams.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
Overall, the successful candidate will need to bring strong process and compliance skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. The successful candidate must demonstrate breadth of accounting knowledge with prior retail experience in the finance function and the intellectual ability to grasp issues quickly.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following core competencies to succeed:

Change Orientation:
The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated abilities to work under pressure in a change-oriented environment. With a positive, can-do attitude, the successful candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to work independently and with a hands-on approach.

Results Orientation:
The successful candidate will have strong action orientation to follow through growth as well as a record of accomplishment of establishing processes to track performance against Accounting KPI's.
Influencing and Collaborating:
S/he will have the stature and ability to build trusted relationships with business partners in order to manage potential conflict

BACKGROUND AND PRINCIPAL SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
4 Years + in General Accounting (AP / AR / Reimbursements / Monthly closing etc.) preferably Retail
Languages: Fluent in spoken and written Japanese and intermediate in English

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