Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 5000000 - 7000000 JPY
Job Function: Accountant
Reference: JO-180823-170220
Industry: Technology/Online
Sub-Industry: Software Company

Company Overview

My client is a US-based technology company that is the global leader in their field. They are known for their consistent innovation and excellent market reputation, and have been expanding rapidly across the APAC region for many years. They have a strong Finance team that acts as the lead office for the APAC region, and are now looking for someone to join as an Accountant to cover both Japan and its surrounding markets. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing yet stable business and to develop your career by learning from the best.

Job Description

• Understand the reporting requirements of the various entities within the APJ region, particularly for local GAAP and statutory reporting
• Participate in the month-end close process (prepare entries, provide support, reporting)
• Prepare monthly financial statement variance analysis and provide management with explanations for fluctuations in account balances vs. prior periods, budget and forecasts
• Perform account reconciliations
• Communicate with international teams and support the accounting and finance processes
• Facilitate requests from audit teams to ensure timely support to audit requests and inquiries

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
• 2+ years of relevant experience
• Experience with month-end close and statutory reporting
• GAAP knowledge (US/IFRS/Local)
• Excellent skill with Excel and other common computer applications
• Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Proficient in English