Accounting Manager - IT Service Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥12000000.00 - ¥16000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: General Accounting (Manager),
Contact: Hiroyuki Tachi
Reference: JO-2303-479228

・Applicants must have permission to work in Japan
・Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

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Accounting Manager

IT service Company


Accounting Manager provides technical accounting guidance to ensure all companies' controlling and financial accounting functions comply with US GAAP and local GAAP, and critical accounting and related processes are appropriately and adequately supported, documented and meets SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) requirements


  • Manage 3 Accounting Staff
  • Drive month-end/quarter-end/year-end close process for legal entities in Japan, in collaboration with local stakeholders, AP (Accounts Payable), Billing and SCM (Supplier Credit Management) teams, as well as, Corporate Accounting. Ensure close is being completed timely and with no significant issues:
  • Review P&L and Balance Sheet flux and provide commentaries for material variances
  • Provide insights and explanations to key balance sheet aging analyses
  • Manual Journal entry review and approval
  • Quality and timely review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Lead and own group audit (rolling up to US corporate audit) and local annual statutory audits for timely completion, with effective management of audit fees
  • Monitor the activities of accounting standard, US GAAP and local GAAP and maintain the GAAP differences accurately and properly
  • Maintain the Accounting Processes and financial numbers in proper conditions based on the SOX control. Be the owner of selected financial close related controls and ensure proper execution of the controls
  • Provide technical accounting guidance to other teams in Accounting such as the rebates accounting team (BTL(Purchase Rebate) and CVR(Customer Rebate)), Billing/AR team and AP team.
  • Work closely with the Regional APJ HQ Accounting team to clear technical matters, report quarterly accounting updates, prepare representation letters
  • Be the key contact point for external audit, internal audit and Tax audit
  • Provide technical U.S. GAAP and SOX expertise and guidance to the organization in line with updated accounting standards and control requirements
  • Provide consultation to the country teams on new business initiatives and arrangements to ensure right accounting treatment, right accounting processes and adequate internal controls are in place
  • Enable adoption of relevant corporate policies, processes and systems initiatives in Japan. Update and coordinate feedback from local Japan teams, to ensure they are effectively passed on to APJ HQ or Corporate for consideration
  • Annual reporting (JGAAP) and preparation of tax returns not only national taxes but also local taxes
  • Support APAC Treasury to execute treasury, financing and cash management locally in Japan


  • Minimum 7 years of experience, including experience in a good Audit firm, followed by some years in commercial roles
  • US GAAP and local GAAP skills
  • Analytical and logical thinking skill
  • Good communication skills as a people manager, technical finance leader and team leader
  • Fluent business and financial English (written and verbal)
  • Good knowledge of ERP system and Strong Excel Skills
  • Logical thinking with creative problem-solving ability
  • The ability to work well with others across the organization
  • Positive can do attitude consistently delivering above expectations
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Self-learner and self-starter
  • Open-minded, active, hard-working and detailed professional, experienced in international business


  • Bachelor's degree
  • USCPA, JCPA(strongly preferred)
  • Proficient in SOX and internal control frameworks






Reference: JO-2303-479228
Seniority Level: Mid Senior Level
Job Function: Accounting / Auditing