Junior Accountant

Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 4000000 - 5500000 JPY
Job Function: Junior Accountant
Reference: JO-190304-184442
Industry: Services
Sub-Industry: Legal/Law Firm

Company Overview

My client is one of the world's leading law firms based in Europe.
In Japan, they currently have around 100 employees of which half are lawyers or legal partners. There are currently 3 people in their Accounting Division, and this position would be reporting to the Senior Billing Co-Ordinator, who is seeking a new member of staff as they have had increased client activity in the past year.

Job Description

•Work closely with Secretaries and prepare and issue pre-bill
guide as requested by fee earners and attend to any follow up
amendments.
• Review draft bills prepared by Secretaries to ensure they are
accurate and in line with instructions, and finalising bills in the
system.
• Timely pick up billing requests and queries and liaise with the
responsible Secretaries and/or Partners for their instructions.
• Review instructions received from Partners and Secretaries to
ensure no contravening to internal billing/compliance policies
or local regulations;
• Preparing bills efficiently with highest standard and accuracy in
accordance with the engagement letter;

Requirements

 Fantastic English ability in addition to Japanese, as you would be reporting to an English-speaking CEO in Japan and Financial Controller in Singapore
 Good communication ability and a strong personality
 Willingness to learn more about Accounting and the ability to adeptly use a computer and various Word Processors

Additional Job Information

If you had any concerns about not having prior Accounting experience, they are very flexible on background and essentially the main things they are looking for can be summed up as:

 Fantastic English ability in addition to Japanese, as you would be reporting to an English-speaking CEO in Japan and Financial Controller in Singapore
 Good communication ability and a strong personality
 Willingness to learn more about Accounting and the ability to adeptly use a computer and various Word Processors

As for any reasons to be interested, they have a very good work-life balance and are committed to equality in the work-place. Hours are from 9:30 to 17:30 which is shorter than the typical Japanese system of a 9-hour work day. Salary is flexible depending on the right candidate, though they are currently targeting 4 - 5 million yen for this position.
If you are looking for a position with strong ties to the UK and at one of the world's most prestigious law firms with a good opportunity to utilise English skills as well, I think this could be a good position for you.

If you are interested, please apply to this job directly or contact Sam at samuel.caudwell@rgf-professional.com / 03-6422-4449.