Accounting Manager

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: £8000000 - £12000000 per annum + competitive
Sectors: Accounting
Job Type: Permanent
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Fast Growing US Mobile Payment Company

Your responsibilities will include the following tasks:

  • Manage accounting processes for Japanese subsidiary
  • Prepare journal entries, month end account reconciliations and flux analysis
  • Provide updates and analyses for the Japanese entity during close meetings
  • Address inquiries in Japan related to Company's financials and quarterly board reports
  • Research JGAAP accounting policies and develop procedures for proper accounting treatment of technical issues
  • Help with US and Japanese statutory audits and tax returns by facilitating requests from external auditors and tax authorities
  • Handle inquiries related to local tax-related matters directly with the Japan tax agency
  • Maintain documentation to support compliance with legal and filing requirements
  • Manage administrative tasks related to operational and regulatory needs, such as paper record-keeping and accounts-payable support
  • Help with invoice management and help implement an electronic-based records system
  • Manage accounts payable activities such as invoice processing and record keeping
  • Work with global Accounting, Procurement, Finance & Strategy, Tax , Counsel and Treasury teams to ensure international operational needs are met
  • Drive initiatives for global process alignment across international entities and implement enhancements and improvements
  • Implement processes and document controls to ensure SOX compliant internal control environment
  • Perform other duties and ad hoc requests

The company is looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Experience in accounting in Japan
  • Experience working for a Japanese branch/subsidiary of a foreign global company
  • Excel skills (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and experience using ERP systems
  • Ability to analyse financial statements/schedules and write commentary to explain results/variances
  • Expertise in JGAAP

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