Real Estate & Lease Accountant
Location : Tokyo Metropolis
Post Date : 20 October 2016
Employment Type : Project
Job Reference : 22001-MR
Job Classification : Management Resources
Our Client is conducting a restructuring of their Real Estate and Lease (“Fixed Assets”) Accounting function. This effort is being conducted in light of new US GAAP requirements required by US regulatory bodies.
Currently the accounting for this function is distributed to several full time employees and an external consultant. The Finance leadership has engaged a Project Finance consulting team to map the workflow from these individuals, and rebuild a new standalone accounting function for this area of focus. Our Client intends to staff this new function and is currently hiring key personnel in this area.
To support the Project Finance team, we are seeking strong Senior Accountants to review the existing chart of accounts, investigate individual entries related to these “Fixed Assets”, and make adjustments as needed.
Qualified Consultants should have at least eight (8) years’ experience in an accounting role, and have been exposed to US GAAP accounting and financial reporting for the majority of this time. Additionally, the Consultant should have a solid understanding of US GAAP principles related lease accounting, and the differentiation of Capital vs. Operating leases.
In addition to review of the ledger, the Consultant will also need to be comfortable reviewing contracts (in Japanese), and speaking with the Lessor about terms of the agreement. English is not mandatory, but could be helpful as some of the senior Finance leadership are from the U.S.
22F 1-1-3 Otemachi