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Japanese Bilingual Accounting Manager

Union City, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Direct-Hire

About the Role

Location:  Union City, CA (full office commute required)

Compensation: $120,000/YR ~ + benefits

Job duties:

  • Understand, follow, and support the company’s internal Quality System policies and procedures and work instructions including, but not limited to, applicable external regulations and International Standards

  • Close the books monthly, quarterly, and annually in a timely manner; prepare financial statements in required formats and provides them to Controller and President

  • Prepare and compile sales-related reports on a regular basis, and provides them to management, sales department, and dealers

  • Coordinate and facilitate financial audits with external auditors; prepare financial data and documents for the audits; implement practices as recommended by the auditor

  • File tax reports, including sales and use taxes, property tax, payroll tax and submits tax compliance reports as requested

  • Coordinate financial activities of multiple functions within the organization, and collaborate  with Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, and Customer Service departments

  • Prepare and monitor the corporate budgets based on input from all functionalities

  • Ensure that overall budget is realistic and in line with the management requirements; monitor the spending based on the budget    

  • Forecast future Accounting Departmental or group needs including human and material resources and capital expenditures (fixed asset budget including IT software and hardware requirements)

  • Manage and maintain the Accounting System (GP 2018)

  • Identify human resource needs, including recruiting, training, developing, and disciplining team members, and discuss the needs with the Controller

  • Run AP aging reports and process check runs on a weekly basis; mail payments and file payment documentation

  • Stamp invoices and issue payable vouchers on a daily basis

  • Maintain and update vendor information in the ERP system; obtain W-9 forms for new vendors and maintain AP files for 1099 reporting

  • Answer AP-related questions from vendors; reconcile AP module with General Ledger

  • Generate sales reports on a monthly basis and reviews activities for accuracy; calculate commission expenses.; reconcile expenses with GL and proposes Journal entry, as necessary, for adjustment; issue commission vouchers monthly, cut checks, and mail payments with reports to sales representatives

  • Reconcile the company credit card statements with receipts and arrange payments 


  • Bilingual in Japanese/English

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration

  • Proven experience as an accounting manager

  • Experience in medical field is preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP; understanding of financial audit process and requirements 

  • Knowledge of all facets of sales and use tax compliance issues

  • MS Office suite (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) power user

  • Working knowledge of ERP (MS Great Plains preferred but not required)

  • Knowledge of all accounting cycles (AR, AP, GL, Inventory costing)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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