Japanese/English Bilingual Accounting Manager - NYC
Location:New York, NY
Salary:$100K-105K (DOE)
Visa Sponsor:No
Language:English: Business Level, Japanese: Business Level
Japanese IT company is currently looking for an Accounting Manager to head the Accounting Department in our New York

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintains the company’s system of accounts, books, and records of all transactions, including coordinating and administering accounting operations such as general accounting, cost accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
• Oversees all functions of the Accounting Department, by enforcing company policy, evaluating budgetary achievements, supervising staff, and reporting to the President & CEO regularly.
• Other responsibilities include day-to-day accounting functions, including tax compliance (direct/indirect), cash management, and finance reporting.
• Prepares required tax-related forms and reports including but not limited to sales and use tax, commercial rent tax, etc.
• Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close. Coordinates year-end audit review for internal and external auditors. Research and resolve discrepancies in a timely fashion and provide support and assistance for any audit requests.
• Manage periodical reporting to HQ upon closing
• Prepares required tax-related forms and reports including but not limited to sales.
• Posts journal entries, A/P, A/R, WIP, merchandise, and adjustments.
• Performs cash management functions.
• Supports budget and forecasting activities.
• Supervises staff and contributes to employment decisions.
• Maintain and streamline business process by reviewing the current processes and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of controls. Identify the area of improvements. Plan and take actions for improvement .
• Participate in team, company, or other meetings and occasional training and webinars, as needed or requested.
• The right candidate will possess:
• Strong oral and written communication skills demonstrating the ability to collaborate and prepare communications/presentations, reports, and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
• Ability to deliver quality work, manage time and multiple tasks in stressful situations effectively, adapt to changing priorities, and respond with urgency to requests while remaining focused on strategic imperatives.
• Experience in a multicultural working environment and sensitivity to intercultural issues.
• Experience with SAP preferred.
• Willingness to learn new systems and support SAP migration.
• Ability to maintaining confidentiality of all financial data.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Proficient English and Japanese communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must.
• Understanding of financial reporting, fixed asset modules and general ledger structure.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP.
• Sensitivity to inter-cultural issues and communication styles and ability to thrive in multi-cultural environment.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically in Excel or similar software and willingness to learn new software, specifically ERP systems.
• Excellent organization and attention to detail-orientated skills, along with the ability to organize thoughts and ideas.
• Teamwork skills and motivation to work effectively across functions collaboratively, as well as independently.
• Must possess supervisory skills and management experience.
• CPA, Knowledge of Japanese accounting principles a plus.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of five (5) years' general accounting experience and two (2) years as a manager of an accounting department.
• Salary Range:
• 100K – 105K

Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not
limited to qualification, work experience, training, education, and skill level. The above hiring range
represents our good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.