AR accountant - 医療機器メーカー

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥4000000.00 - ¥6500000.00 per annum
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: General Accounting (Staff),
Contact: Tomoya Takenaka
Reference: JO-2012-452920
about Tomoya Takenaka

Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese



  • Establish Billing, Credit, AR management in Japan closely working with US and Japan finance and accounting, Customer Service, IT department and Account Team.
  • Handling issuance, checking and packing and mailing invoices to the customers
  • Ensure timely and accurate invoicing. Work with Order Administration group to resolve any billing discrepancies.
  • Identify and analyze major billing issues and resolve them at their root causes. Need to demonstrate the reduction of issues over time.
  • Resolve unapplied cash exceptions from the automatic cash application interface with the bank and resolve cash application disputes
  • Identify and analyze major unapplied cash issues and resolve them at their root causes. Need to demonstrate the reduction of issues over time.
  • Be responsible for Accounts Receivable month-end close process. Reconcile AR sub-ledger to the GL.
  • Prepare allowance for doubtful accounts analysis and bad debt write-offs analysis
  • Identify, analyze and resolve major issues on negative Accounts Receivable amounts. Need to demonstrate the reduction of negative Accounts Receivable amounts over time.
  • Process credit memo related to defective returns
  • Create and maintain desk procedure documentation
  • Participate in other special projects as assigned


  • BS Degree in Business or Accounting with 5 + years of accounts receivable experience
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to resolve issues at the root causes and demonstrate results over time
  • Basic understanding of US GAAP as well as JGAAP
  • Strong communicating skills in both written and verbal English and Japanese
  • Be able to maintain strong and effective working relationships with the customers, Order Administration and Accounting groups
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple competing activities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and SAP