Location: Tokyo, Kanto
Salary: 10,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY
Employment Type: Permanent
Languages: English > Business Level, Japanese > Fluent
Function: Finance & Accounting
Posted On: 2024-06-19

Company Overview

当社は、米国イリノイ州に本社を置く、 世界最大級の農産物加工・食品原料メーカーです。製粉、加工ならびに、食品原料、飼料原料、健康・栄養素材などの供給を行っています。

現在では、世界の200を超える国と地域で事業を展開し、450 以上の農作物調達拠点、300以上の加工工場、50以上のイノベーションセンターを所有。世界規模の輸送ネットワークを駆使し、農場と食卓を結んでいます。

Job Description

Job Summary:

• The Accounting Manager will manage all of accounting activity in Japan and prepare accounting reporting package to US and Germany.
• This position will do his/her work with two accountants, and must manage, educate them well.
• This position must have good collaboration with FP&A and finance director for respectively projects.

Main Responsibilities:

• Manage daily accounting routine with two accountants.
• The company has two business reporting entities in Japan.
- This position must prepare two accounting books and reporting packages with collaboration with FP&A and finance director.
- Because this company purchased another company some years ago, but systems/operations are different.
• Educate two accountants.
• Close statutory book and submit tax filing with collaboration with finance director.
• Provide information commercial team to support our business and operation.
• Control authorization for expenditure and other internal regulations in accounting area.


1.Experience/knowledge of Accounting for American multinational company
• Working Experience in finance or accounting at multinational company is essential.
• Reporting Experience to US or other head office is essential.
• High diversity experience is essential.
• Outline of US GAAP, IFRS and US TAX knowledge are important.
• Internal audit experience is important.
• Cross functional organization knowledge or experience are essential.
• Working in large multinational company and cross functional communication experience is important.

2.Experience/knowledge of accounting daily operation.
• Solid financial and accounting knowledge / education are essential.
- Because we must handle two reporting entities, using different ERP systems by manually. Statutory report must be prepared manually.
• Closing, reporting, tax filing experience are essential.
• JGAAP and Japan taxation knowledge is essential.
• Minimum 8 years of experience in finance or accounting area is essential.
• Tax audit is important and Financial audit experience is a plus.
• Strategic planning / FPA / budgeting experience is a plus.
• ICP / TPA knowledge and its tax filing knowledge are important.

3.Management experience / skill
• People management skill and experience are important.
• Time management / closing schedule management is essential.
• Project managing skills / experience is important.
• Ability to drive initiatives and lead to change current organization / operation flow is important. Because this company is in the step of transformation.
• Communication over departments or countries is important. Must keep good relations with SCM, sales, corporate functions and others.

4.Other necessary experience/knowledge for this position.
• Mind to acquire new knowledge and create new rule are important.
- Should be a person who can take a chance to improve.
• B to B business or Food manufacturing or Food related industry experience is important.
• Experience working in matrix management organization and reporting to both local management team and global/regional function team are important.
• SAP / similar ERP system implementation experience or system development experience is plus. Company will exchange its current systems to SAP in near future.
• Experience in finance operation flow integration or organization integration are plus.
• Knowledge of SAP, Plaza, Microsoft Dynamics Navision are plus
• College / Master (Accounting) degree is preferred.
• PC/IT skill is necessary (Excel/PowerPoint, group software, win-PC).
• Language skills – written and verbal in both Japanese and English for day to day business interface are essential. Chinese on top of those is a plus.

* We will present the details of the job descriptions in the first meeting with our Consultants.
Job reference: JO-240528-355491

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