Accountant - Business Partnering (Japan Retailers)

As Accountant - Japan retailers (Accounting Business Partner) - you will primarily be responsible for partnering with business and lead all general accounting and specific tax related activities. In this role, you will also be responsible to fully support more senior member for their scope of work as a solid backup for the monthly book closing process to ensure timely reporting with high quality. You will also be engaging with colleagues from other parts of the world with all stakeholders to receive information in different accounting processes to make sure that financial statements represent complete business operations.

In addition, you will also need to drive finance related projects and communicate and collaborate with other national sales entities in Asia Pacific to facilitate business and its growth agenda. 

Key Responsibilities: 
Overall responsibility for financial accounting processes
Overall responsible for implementation of efficient accounting procedures within the retailer organization and other markets.
Responsible for adherence to laws and external requirements, preparation of statutory reports and other external reports.
Provide top class advice & guidelines to the organisation.
Basic day to day accounting and more complex accounting questions
Lead Book Closing processes and ensure timely reporting
Identify and lead improvement initiatives and process development in areas of responsibilities. Engage team members for unified efforts.
Work with colleague from other parts of the word to share experience and support their retail transitions.
Measure and follow up the quality and efficiency of global processes, KPI’s.

Desired Qualifications:
Native or native level Japanese language competence is mandatory.
University degree in Finance & Accounting or equivalent.
Around 5 to 7 years of experience in Finance or field, preferably from automotive industry.
Comfortable handling the complex finance queries and data.
Knowledge of finance processes and policies and ability to apply them in the daily work. 
Experience or knowledge of tax system and accounting practices in Japan will be a big advantage.
Working knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), MS Office and Sharepoint will be an advantaged. 
Highly energetic with Can-Do mind-set, ability to keep deadlines in a complex environment with good planning and priotization skills.
Excellent communication and cooperation skills, excellent analytical skills. 
Ability to work independently towards fulfilling targets and realise agreed business benefit.
Willing and able to Travel
Fluent in English. Oral and written is required.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Consultant in-charge : 

Sarah Tan | 012-3300765 | 

Phoebe Loke | 016-2117443 | 

Petaling Jaya, 10, MY