Senior Accountant - Accounting & Tax

TMF Group
Tokyo, Japan
Competitive salary plus great benefits
27 Sep 2022
27 Oct 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. We provide legal, financial and employee administration through TMF Group’s teams in 120 offices.


The Senior Accountant assists the Assistant Manager / Manager in daily deliverables to provide excellent service to clients. He/she may also be required to coach the junior staff in the department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains relationship with daily client contact;
  • Performs daily work with high complexity, including closing full set of books, capital account, annual financial statements, profits tax returns with tax computations and other tailor made management reports/ financial analysis;
  • Lead or assists in startup and accounting administration for new clients;
  • Performs financial fluctuation analysis for key clients;
  • Query management with internal and external- 3rd party stakeholders;
  • Assists Assistant Manager / Manager to prepare proposals for clients;
  • Supervises Junior Accountants and/or Accountants, and reviews draft deliverables;
  • Assists Manager / Manager to implement internal control procedures and train junior staff;
  • Acts as back-up when Manager and/or Assistant Manager is on leave;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements

  • Degree Holder in Accountancy or business related disciplines;
  • Bookkeeping 2nd or USCPA holder
  • Over 5 years relevant experience at Accounting firm or relevant Outsourcing field is preferred;
  • Experience in accounting/payroll and banking procedures;
  • Sound knowledge of international accounting and banking practices;
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (e.g. Vlookup, IF, Pivot for Excel);
  • Preferred experience with accounting software (e.g. Bugyo, SAP, Dynamics, Oracle);
  • Good command in both spoken and written Japanese and English (TOEIC 750 or above);
  • Pursuing or qualified in Local professional examinations.



  • Generates ideas for improvement based on past experience
  • Understands personal development areas and is driven to “bridge” gaps
  • Will ask relevant questions to improve business awareness/knowledge
  • Is aware of client contracts & what is W.I.P. / “out of scope”
  • Able to work under direct supervision
  • Strives for high standards of delivery to clients

Commercial Awareness / Financial accountability

  • Understands TMF Group’s services, and how the organisation is structured
  • Understands and applies control, risk and governance frameworks consistently
  • Records time accurately and within deadlines
  • Is involved in or responsible for debt collection in his/her area of responsibility
  • Is mindful financially of personal impact on business

People Management

  • May delegate to junior staff, with clear explanation
  • Understands own motivation and impact of personal attitude on own performance

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Builds and maintains relationships at all levels across the Group
  • Is mindful of culture differences across a diverse organization
  • Communicates information in a clear and concise manner
  • Manages stakeholders' expectations with regards to delivery, escalating concerns as appropriate.

Corporate Citizenship

  • Puts colleagues / clients at the centre of everything they do to ensure a positive experience
  • Acts with integrity
  • Upholds the values of the organisation in all they do

Trustworthy team member who considers those around them

Applications close: 31 Oct 2022 Tokyo Standard Time

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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