Senior Accountant

Location Tokyo
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiatable
Reference 37322


American health food and cosmetics distributor



  • Oversee daily transactions, including accounts payable, general ledger and balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with US GAAP.

  • Prepare for JEs of overseas transactions, payroll related and accrued expenses, and conduct their remittances.

  • Review journal entries prepared by subordinates and make comments/postings.

  • Participate month-end and year-end closing process.

  • Prepare for annual tax filing.

  • Implement automation and process improvements to reduce redundancy.

  • Track the progress of financial and accounting objectives

  • Establish accounting policies and procedures, aligned with company’s targets.

  • Ensure compliance with the law, and required external and internal controls.

  • Train and supervise other accounting staff.



  • 4+ years of experience in general accounting or finance

  • Experience with popular accounting software

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel package

  • Solid knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, laws and regulations

  • Excellent team player with ability to interact with all levels of staff in the organization

  • Strong ability to create systems for operational efficiency

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to prioritize work

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Accounting or Finance.

  • CPA or equivalent local certification and prior work experience in public accounting preferred.

  • Experience with cost accounting and stock valuation preferred.

  • Experience in data integration between accounting and operating systems preferred.

  • Experience in implementation of accounting application preferred.

  • Proactive attitude and self-starter.

  • Willing to change and leading to continuous improvement.



  • Contact NAME: Oliver Smith


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