Accounting Manager - Liquor Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥8000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: General Accounting (Manager),
Contact: Ryohei Kurita
Reference: JO-2208-473781
Ryohei Kurita


  • Applicants must have permission to work in Japan

  • Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Hybrid (Remote X Office)

Accounting Manager

[Company Description]
Famous Liquor Company

Meaningful Work From Day One:
A newly created role will contribute to building the team and processes in Japan. You will be part of the core team that designs and rolls out the SAP HANA and Coupa as we further grow our business in Japan: You will be responsible for the overall accuracy and integrity of our financials, Japan, making sure our books comply with both US GAAP and local statutory requirements. You will also build and lead a team of 5 accountants/analysts in Japan that span across RTR, PTP, Payroll, Claims/Rebates, Credit & Cash App functions.

What Can You Expe::
Record to Report (R2R) - Accounting and Tax

  • Oversee the month-end closing process which includes account reconciliations & analysis, journal entries, material ledger etc

  • Coordinate and complete external local stat audit

  • Ensure completeness and accurate submission of all Direct and Indirect tax return filing

  • Ensure the monthly claims by customers are accrued and settled in a timely and accurate manner.

Procure to Pay (P2P)

  • Responsible for the overall P2P function which includes maintaining vendor master data, timely and accurate payment.

  • Support the successful Coupa rollout by 2021

  • Respond to any ad hoc requests from the business and coordinate external banking relationship

  • Liaise with bank relationship manager, corporate accounts payable team and treasury team to resolve banking or payment-related issues

  • Continuous process improvement to our account payable processes.

Business Partnering

  • Be the key subject matter expert for any accounting and tax queries

  • Support any commercial-led ad hoc projects by providing technical accounting support.

Internal control

  • Implement a robust internal control system by identifying control gaps, establish local policies & processes and ensure segregation of duties.

Process improvement

  • Drive accounting process efficiency and effectiveness through digitization initiatives by partnering closely with IT and Corporate Accounting groups.

People Management

  • Provide leadership and career development opportunities to his/her team

  • Ensure efficient resource allocation

We Are Looking For People Who Have:

  • College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Bachelor's degree in accounting

  • Certifications, as Certified Public Accountant

  • 8-10 years experience in an accounting function with similar responsibilities

  • Experience working with SAP or similar ERP platforms

  • Must have experience in Japan's local GAAP and tax regulations. Added advantage if there are experiences in Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia local GAAP and tax regulations.

  • Verbal and written fluency in English required.

Competencies Are:

  • Clear communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • High level of integrity and trust.

8~10 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday, Annual Leave, and more.

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2208-473781
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Accounting / Auditing