Accounting Manager - Confectionery Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥8000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: General Accounting (Manager),
Contact: Justin Kamihara
Reference: JO-2211-476298
Justin Kamihara

・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 or French language required ☑Japanese language required ☑Flex time

Accounting Manager

[Company Description]
Global Confectionery Company


  • Timely and accurately lead the accounting entries in SAP

  • AP management including invoice input and preparing payments

  • Intercompany transaction reconciliation including issuing an invoice to related parties;

  • Manage financial closing (depreciation, retirement, unused annual leave, bonus, inventory, tax provision calculation / BS reconciliation TB review);

  • Manage external audit and assist internal audit


  • Depreciable asset and tax return and VAT return preparations

  • Review both corporate and consumption tax returns prepared by an external tax agent

  • Tax reporting to HQ

  • Prepare the withholding income tax return

Cash Management

  • Cash management including cash forecast preparation

  • Liaise with HQ Treasury department

  • Owner of the Credit control process

Internal control

  • Continuous improvement of the internal control function (travel, entertainment, level of authority, payment, etc., …)

  • Lead the maintenance of the internal process narratives

Office Management & Legal

  • Some administration tasks to supervise or to follow (lease)

  • Legal liaison with lawyers (mainly contracts)


  • No payroll calculation (outsourced)

  • Supervise 1 full-time Accountant;

  • Liaise with external parties (bank, tax professional service, lawyers, etc.)


  • Proven working experience as Accounting Manager, Accounting Supervisor or Finance Manager

  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles (JGAAP and IFRS) practices, standards, laws and regulations

  • Accounting degree, at least Nissho bokki 2 (a CPA would be a plus)

  • Experience with ERP based organization (SAP would be a plus) and advanced computer skills on MS Office (especially Excel)

  • Hands-on, positive attitude, customer oriented and friendly!

  • Logic, flexible and some good communication skills will be the key factors of success

  • Business English is a must, some French conversation would be a clear advantage

  • International mindset, capable to adapt in a fast-moving environment

  • Ability to direct and supervise

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

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


[Working hours]
Mini Flextime / core working hours : 10am to 5pm
The company pays attention to the work-life balance of the employees

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

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-2211-476298
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Accounting / Auditing