Accountant (Japanese Speaking)

Advertised on : 02 May 2018 | Closing date : 31 Jul 2018

  Job Reference : 10004

Japanese Speaking Accountant




£32,500 - £37,500 per annum


Job Profile


One of Japan’s leading gaming companies is looking for an experienced, part- or fully-qualified, English and Japanese speaking Accountant to join their London Office’s Accounting Department.


Reporting to


Reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager, working in a small team.


Main Responsibilities


This is an exciting new role in accounting with a Japanese gaming company producing a great number of franchises known and loved around the world. You will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day accountancy requirements, as well as handling queries and requests from auditors and line manager. Please note that business level fluency in Japanese is a requirement for this position and we will not be able to consider applications from non-speakers.


More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

·         Intercompany management: communicating with staff around the world and preparing royalty reports for submission to HQ in Japan

·         Monthly/Quarterly/Year-end closures: ensuring clean auditing by following IFRS, as well as updating and maintaining journals and ledgers

·         Staff expense management: ensuring all cash and card expenses are processed correctly and on time, and handle any relevant enquiries

·         Handling license transactions from invoices raising to cash collection

·         Preparation and submission of relevant statistics documents

·         Additional duties, such as project flow streamlining, may be required on occasion


Required and Beneficial Skills/Experience



·         At least 3 years of work experience in accountancy

·         Partial or full accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, AAT, ACA, BATIC etc.)

·         Business level Japanese language fluency

·         Knowledge of IFRS/JP GAAP, J-SOX familiarity

·         Knowledge of taxation (corporation/withholding/VAT)

·         Ability to treat sensitive information with absolute confidentiality

·         Proactivity, reliability, attention to detail with a “can do” attitude



·         Experience with Transfer Pricing

·         Working knowledge of SAP

·         Proficiency in Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Language Requirement


English: business level fluency (C1 or above), ability to work with financial documents

Japanese: business level fluency (JLPT N2/N1), both verbal and written




Education to a Bachelor’s degree standard is recommended.

Partial or full accounting qualification (ACCA/AAT or others) is a strong preference







Candidate must be eligible to work in the UK without any restrictions as no visa support can be provided. Tier 5 visa holders may apply if visa’s validity date is beyond October 2019.


Functional Areas : Accounting & Finance / Legal;Accountant
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (London)
Salary Description : £32.5K - £37.5K

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