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Japanese Speaking Accounting Manager

Location : Schaumburg, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+ years
Required Education : BS required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :


Accounting Manager



Position Description:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the accounting department. This position will be in charge of establishing and enforcing proper accounting methods, policies and principles in all aspects of accounting including accounts payable, treasury, and month/year end closings. Additionally, this position would be responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all financial reporting functions domestically and internationally in relations to J-Sox, internal audits, and tax compliance.






Job Responsibilities:

  Supervises 6 accounting team members directly or indirectly and supports their projects

  Oversees monthly/YE closing activities. Review reconciliation and analysis of GL balances by direct reports

  Prepares, reviews and analyzes various monthly financial reports  

  Oversees internal financial reporting and cash flow projections

  Supports annual financial audit by coordinating with an external auditor and tax advisor

  Maintain business metrics and finance team’s KPIs and leads operational improvement activities

  Oversees accounting team to maintain Group accounting practice standard compliance.  Works closely with Finance team at HQ in Japan.

  Oversees progress of preparation for J-Sox compliance.  Works closely with Internal Audit Team at HQ in Japan to comply all requirements

  Leads internal audit activities

  Oversees monthly sales tax filing and resale certificate management and related activities

  Coordinate with and provide necessary information to the external tax advisor for Corporate tax filing

  Responsible for all other tax related duties (Business, property and etc.) and state registration

  Performs other duties and projects as assigned by upper management


Required Qualifications :

Competency Requirements:

  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business related.

  Minimum of 5 years of experience as Manager in Accounting area

  Good understanding of J-Sox compliance and internal Audit

  Strong responsibility to perform monthly and yearly closing

  Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and automated accounting systems.

  SAP accounting module experience a plus

  Excellent attention to detail

  Works well in a team environment

  Able to work with a diverse group of people

  Excellent supervisory and communication skills

  Business level Japanese communication skill a plus

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