Financial Accountant - Japan (Fluent Japanese)

Tokyo - Japan

23 Jun 2024

Tokyo - Japan

Finance

Full Time - Office Based

1

4 - 6 years


Who are WebBeds?

WebBeds is the fastest growing and most significant accommodation supplier to the travel industry. We are a global company offering ground services (hotels, transfers, tours, activities) to travel professionals. Our products help our partners and customers to create amazing Travel experiences.

Our Products range from a Retail Online platform, Integration Connectivity hub and distribution APIs to name but a few and our systems are 100% cloud hosted processing up to 5.0bn search requests daily. We deliver amazing outcomes using leading edge technology through innovative and creative thinking.

WebBeds is a subsidiary of Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) – an ASX 200 listed company operating a global digital travel business.


What makes us stand out?

  • We are a wholesale global travel organization
  • We have 1500+ people speaking 50+ languages in 120+ cites across 50+ countries 
  • We partner with over 430,000 properties in more than 15,000 destinations 
  • We work with more than 44,000 travel companies in 139 source markets 
  • We have an amazing Technology team focused on delivering valuable outcomes using innovative tech and creative & lateral thinking


What will you do on your journey with WebBeds?

WebBeds is the world’s fastest growing provider of accommodation distribution services to the travel industry. Our products incorporate distribution APIs, payment integrations, ERP integration, Data Lakes, User Interfaces, and others. Our search API reach peaks of more than 50.000 requests per second, each one consisting of tens or hundreds of hotels, with continued expansion.

"We design, deliver and support innovative solutions through engagement, collaboration and a fearsome passion for creating customer value" is our mission as an IT organization.

With this in mind, we strive to be at the leading edge of technology when it comes to build the platform that meets the needs of our Supply partners and customers. This translates to the use of latest technology including .NET Core versions, K8S, microservices architecture, clouds hosting and orchestration, CI/CD pipelines, automated testing, Proactive monitoring, and alerting systems, to name a few.

Our delivery teams have the creativity and freedom to express themselves by building innovative solutions to often complex problems and are challenged to reach higher levels daily. Our teams consist of product owners, QA engineers, Software Engineers, and people from across the business all working collectively and collaboratively. We have a very strong technical team from which you will be able to learn, but are encouraged by new ideas and fresh thinking that you will bring with you.


In this role you will 

As a Financial Accountant in Japan at WebBeds, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of financial records. You will be responsible for managing financial transactions, preparing financial statements, and supporting overall financial operations. Your attention to detail and understanding of Japanese accounting standards will be essential in maintaining precise and transparent financial records.


Key responsibilities 

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, ensuring compliance to Japanese accounting principles and collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather necessary information.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, providing timely and reliable financial information to support decision-making for Japan and APAC entities. Effective communication with various stakeholders is essential. 
  • Ensure compliance with local tax regulations, including preparation and submission of tax returns and supporting documentation. Take accountability for accurate and timely tax filings. 
  •  Collaborate with management to develop budgets and forecasts, communicating financial insights and supporting continuous development initiatives to enhance financial planning processes. 
  •  Assist in the coordination of internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and explanations to auditors. 
  •  Identify opportunities for process optimization and contribute to the development and implementation of improved financial processes, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous development. 
  •  Conduct in-depth financial analysis, including variance analysis, trend analysis, and cost analysis to provide insights into financial performance and support strategic decision-making. 
  •  Manage and forecast cash flows, ensuring optimal liquidity for daily operations, and identifying areas for improvement in cash management processes. 
  •  Implement and maintain effective cost accounting systems, analyzing cost structures, and recommending cost-saving measures to improve overall financial performance. 
  •  Work closely with other departments, providing financial insights and supporting overall business objectives. Collaborate and empower team members to achieve common goals. 
  •  Prepare & issue Daily Sales Report to Management. 
  •  Asset management.   
  • Assist Finance Controller APAC and local GM with other ad hoc tasks as and when required.   
  • Uphold a strong ethical work ethic, ensuring financial practices align with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. 
  •  HR Support (e.g.  supporting WebBeds HR Team, arranging annual medical check-ups).   
  • Office Admin Support on required office supplies. 
  •  Ensuring onboarding/off-boarding of employees including assistance in computer and mobile set up and retrieval of such items. 
  •  Documenting and filing of legally required documents.  
  •  Support GM with company or partner events as and when required.


The skills we would love to see in your suitcase!

  • Bachelor's degree in Accountancy, Finance, or an equivalent field. 
  • Professional qualifications such as Chartered Accountant, CPA, or ACCA. 
  • Preferred minimum of 5 years relevant accounting experience (candidates with 2 to 3 years' experience in a Big 4 Audit Firm are at an advantage).     
  • In-depth understanding of Japanese Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (JGAAP) and proficiency in applying them to financial operations. 
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and compliance. 
  •  Effective and strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and auditors. 
  • A collaborative team player with meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Proactive attitude, positive work ethic, and a strong sense of accountability.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work autonomously within tight deadlines.  
  • Willingness to travel to support various regional locations. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Fluent English and Japanese communication skills, both written and oral. 
  • Familiarity with SAP is a plus.


Why choose us as your next destination?

We are super proud of our dedicated team of friendly, energetic & passionate professionals. Our people are key to the success of our business & everybody at WebBeds has their own unique role to play as we continue to drive the company forward.

Over 50 different languages are spoken by our workforce, but whether working from offices in Dubai or London or out in the field in Johannesburg or Buenos Aires, we all share the common goal to take pride in what we do & to deliver our partners with unbeatable service & support.

  • International highly skilled group of experts from all around the globe 🌎
  • Dynamic environment with the chance to grow, influence & impact change ⚡
  • Disruptive, fast-growing market leader within travel & endless possibilities 💼
  • Culture built on collaboration🤝 empowerment and innovation 💡



Find out more about the WebBeds business at www.webbeds.com - #LI-Hybrid