About the Role
Provide financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data, preparing reports.
Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
Prepare various reports and work papers every quarter for external auditors.
Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents.
Document financial transactions by entering account information.
Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
Summarize current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
Check accuracy of figures, calculations and posting pertaining to transactions recorded by branches
Prepare and file government reports (sales & used tax, property tax, unclaimed property, corporate income tax)
Other accountants’ duties as required to support on-going business needs and cross-training initiatives
Guide accounting clerks by coordinating activities and answering questions.
Initiate and manage financial and accounting software used by the company.
Complete special projects as assigned
Must be bilingual in Japanese/English
Must have minimum of 5 years’ experience as an accountant
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Awareness of business trends
Familiarity with financial accounting statements
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like FreshBooks and QuickBooks
Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
Accuracy and attention to detail
Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant