Japanese Bilingual Senior Accountant (1008)

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-time; Direct-Hire

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

Requirements

  • 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