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Accountant - Connected Services

Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: Tokyo, Japan, 13, JP

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115593 

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Position Summary:

HARMAN is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  

This position will have no reports 


Job Responsibilities:

The Accountant will directly support the Sr. Manager, Controlling – Accounting & Reporting providing key support regarding accounting and controls and align activities with corporate policy.


  • Responsible for elements within one or more areas including but not limited to: General Ledger, Accounts Payable / Receivable, Tax, T&E, Treasury.
  • Assists general accounting, intercompany activities, and financial operations.
  • Ensures procedures and controls maintained to produce reliable, accurate, and timely financial results.
  • Implements Company policies and procedures related to financial activities.
  • Collaborates on the monthly accounting close and reporting process, insuring reports are timely, accurate, and understood.
  • Assists monthly, quarterly, and annual account analysis; creates audit pack reports per compliance.
  • Assures company is in compliance with accounting pronouncements and governmental requirements.
  • Assits designated projects to improve compliance, controls, operations, productivity and profitability.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; prefer degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of work experience in similar type position
  • Knowledge and work experience based on JP GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Bilingual  (Japanese native, English intermediate) in speaking, reading and writing
  • Book-keeping knowledge (At least Nissho Boki 2nd Grade) and month-end experience preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of SAP is must.
  • Knowledge of accounting terminology and definitions
  • Must have displayed timely and accurate work


Desired Characteristics:

  • Understanding and working in past organizations having centralized and de-centralized structures
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and perform effectively in a fast-paced matrix environment
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Proven team player with excellent interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrix organization
  • Strong analytical skills and proactive communication
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and balance workload to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, multi-tasking and strong follow through required

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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