Accounting Support

Job Description / Skills Required

Prepare financial statements and fiscal reports which includes the compilation and analysis of data required for the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports. This includes preparation of journal entries and reconciliation of GL and subsidiary ledger accounts
Analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital and prepares Balance Sheet and P&L statement; and presentation to business leaders and finance
Prepare timely statutory and local tax reporting requirements for submission to the appropriate authorities and finance business leader for approval prior to filing and payment.
Provide technical guidance on difficult accounting problems
Ensure timeliness of work and accounting functions
Establish and maintain accounting systems and procedures; makes recommendations on the implementation of accounting system revisions to increase efficiency and effectiveness; establishes and maintains effective accounting controls
Communicate with internal and external auditors, banks and management personnel for the purpose of providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems
Prepare cash flow and manage cash balance, working with central treasury
Participate in the development of new accounting techniques in the design and implementation of accounting sub-systems, compilation of standard work instructions or manuals.
Identify problems and recommends alternative work methods and solutions
Confer with manager regarding problem areas, recommendations to drive efficiency and driving process improvements through elimination of non-value add process and procedures, or other alternative workable solutions.
Qualifications/Requirements:

Successful candidate must be a seasoned General Accountant; CPA is an advantage.
With minimum of 5 years work experience or in similar capacity in a Global Business / Shared Service Center, Multi-national company or auditing firm
Knowledgeable of accounting systems
Experience in ERP implementation
Knowledgeable of U.S. GAAP, Japanese taxation and status requirements,
Ability to work independently and as a team player in fast-paced environment, and able to handle multi-tasking and drive prioritization
Knowledgeable of advance MS Excel is a must
Soft-skills Requirements: Stakeholder Management, Time Management & Prioritization
Strong communication skills in English both oral and written
Desired Characteristics:

Experience in the retail, internet, media industries, or on-line business
Prepare financial statements and fiscal reports which includes the compilation and analysis of data required for the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports. This includes preparation of journal entries and reconciliation of GL and subsidiary ledger accounts
Analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital and prepares Balance Sheet and P&L statement; and presentation to business leaders and finance
Prepare timely statutory and local tax reporting requirements for submission to the appropriate authorities and finance business leader for approval prior to filing and payment.
Provide technical guidance on difficult accounting problems
Ensure timeliness of work and accounting functions
Establish and maintain accounting systems and procedures; makes recommendations on the implementation of accounting system revisions to increase efficiency and effectiveness; establishes and maintains effective accounting controls
Communicate with internal and external auditors, banks and management personnel for the purpose of providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems
Prepare cash flow and manage cash balance, working with central treasury
Participate in the development of new accounting techniques in the design and implementation of accounting sub-systems, compilation of standard work instructions or manuals.
Identify problems and recommends alternative work methods and solutions
Confer with manager regarding problem areas, recommendations to drive efficiency and driving process improvements through elimination of non-value add process and procedures, or other alternative workable solutions.
Qualifications/Requirements:

Successful candidate must be a seasoned General Accountant; CPA is an advantage.
With minimum of 5 years work experience or in similar capacity in a Global Business / Shared Service Center, Multi-national company or auditing firm
Knowledgeable of accounting systems
Experience in ERP implementation
Knowledgeable of U.S. GAAP, Japanese taxation and status requirements,
Ability to work independently and as a team player in fast-paced environment, and able to handle multi-tasking and drive prioritization
Knowledgeable of advance MS Excel is a must
Soft-skills Requirements: Stakeholder Management, Time Management & Prioritization
Strong communication skills in English both oral and written
Desired Characteristics:

Experience in the retail, internet, media industries, or on-line business

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