Japanese Speaking Accounting Manager
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.
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
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