Japanese Bilingual Senior Accountant (1040)

Torrance, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Direct-Hire

About the Role

  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and year-end closing process and annual audit

  • Prepare monthly internal financial reporting, including preliminary sales/cost/gross profit summary, monthly financial statements, and fluctuation analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts

  • Prepare and file various tax and government forms; prepare related payment requests and journal entries

  • Perform account reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts, and prepare related journal entries

  • Assist with accounting aspects of payroll, such as preparing journal entries, annual reconciliation of payroll register to the GL at year-end, and maintaining accurate accrued vacation balance

  • Work with accounting firm and provide information requested for income tax filings

  • Prepare quarterly estimated tax schedule and payment vouchers

  • Perform sales/cost analysis and reconciliation for assigned branches

  • Prepare documents requested by auditors and responds to their questions/follow-up requests as needed


  • Must be bilingual in Japanese/English

  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in accounting

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • SAP, SOX or Japan SOX experience is a plus

  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables

  • Experience with general ledger functions

  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills