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Job ID : 1458532 Date Updated : November 29th, 2023

Senior Accountant, Finance Operation – Tokyo, Japan

Hiring Company Invenergy
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Chiyoda-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 8 million yen ~ 10 million yen

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH

Job Description

Invenergy drives innovation in energy.
Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future.

We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Invenergy believes inclusion drives innovati

Diverse teams are better teams. The perspectives and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to an organization drive better decisions and improve business results. Invenergy employees are inclusive and welcoming of colleagues of all backgrounds, genders, races, sexual orientations, religions, and abilities.

Position Overview

The Senior Accountant, Finance Operations will report to the Manager, Finance Operations in our Tokyo office.  The role will primarily be responsible for accounting and tax operations for Solar and Wind projects throughout development[HA1] [IM2] [IM3] , financing, construction, and operational phases.

This position is also generally responsible for the day to day operational functions for all local entities in Japan, various corporate administrative tasks and other support activities related to accounting, tax, AP, treasury, and cash management under the supervision and collaboration with the Accounting, Tax, and Treasury teams in Invenergy’s Chicago, USA office.

You will work with the external service providers to provide oversight of accounting operation and tax filing and support Asset Manager/Finance team in overseeing compliance and management of financed projects.  In the event the accounting and tax operations are brought in-house in the future, you would be responsible for managing the transition and management of these project activities.

Individual must be a self-starter, well organized, possess excellent computer skills, be able to multi-task and enjoy the challenge of taking on new and exciting opportunities.  

Job Description

  • Prepare and review financial statements to verify account balances for accuracy and reasonableness
  • Perform reconciliation workbooks to support balance sheet and income statement balances and activity
  • Ensure accuracy of all general ledger information for all assigned projects’ chart of accounts
  • Work with auditor to support the fieldwork, internal control, risk assessment, prepare annual audit work papers and audit financial statement
  • Review and execute tax filings and regulatory filings
  • Support the internal coordination for the various project issues, working closely with colleagues in Asset management, Project Manager, Portfolio Finance, Development, Insurance, and International Finance Operations, as well as with external stake holders (including investors, JV partners, lenders, utility, EPC contractors, O & M provider, insurance broker, regulatory authorities, etc.)
  • Contribute to development of accounting policies and procedures in Japan, in compliance with Invenergy group policy & procedure and supporting internal audits
  • Assist Project teams in forecasting, processing, and tracking funding and disbursement requirements and in performing cost allocation processes.
  • Review PO requisition/approval process including validation with supporting documents and reconciliation to invoice and payment records, ensure the compliance with Invenergy policy
  • Responding to information request for the project acquisition/sales transactions and the formation of project finance
  • Developing process improvements and greater efficiency within the department, and corporate administrative support as needed

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English usage about 25%)
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Associate Degree/Diploma
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Required Experience and Skills

  • Degree in Accounting, Business Administration
  • 5+ years of experience in Accounting and [HA4] Tax experience at a multinational company  
  • Existing understanding and expertise in Japan GAAP
  • Working knowledge of IFRS or US GAAP is a plus  
  • Business level of English, both written and oral, is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Responsible, dependable, and possessing an exceptional work ethics
  • Ability to adhere to monthly, quarterly, and annual department driven deadlines
  • Ability to concisely present information on complex financial matters to senior management
  • Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office skills is required
  • Intrinsically motivated with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Skills

  • Oracle ERP experience is a plus
  • Industry experience at renewable energy, construction, real estate development, or asset management is a plus
  • CPA, or equivalent professional qualification is a plus
  • Understanding of TK/GK structure and project finance is a plus
  • Financial analyst experience is a plus (e.g. variance / trend analysis with actual/budget/historical results)

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Chiyoda-ku
  • Ginza Line, Tameike Sanno Station

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 8 million yen ~ 10 million yen
Salary Bonuses Bonuses included in indicated salary.
Work Hours 9:00-18:00
Holidays 120日以上 年末休暇 (12/29 – 1/3 ) 有給休暇 入社時期により入社日1日から10日付与
Job Division Finance Operation
Industry Petrochemical, Energy

Job Category

  • Accounting and Finance > Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance > CFO
  • Accounting and Finance > Treasury, Taxation
  • Consulting and Certified Professions > Financial Consulting
  • Accounting and Finance > Financial Planning and Analysis

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Japanese