Accountant / Senior Accountant, Finance

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Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Tokyo, JP

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Key tasks:

• Maintain and reconcile balance sheet and general ledger accounts

• Maintain fixed asset ledger

• Reconcile intercompany transactions

• Prepare financial analyses and reports

• Ensure compliance with statutory and legal requirements Contribute to the development of our accounting system, programs, and procedures

• Support to prepare national, local, and other tax returns

• Drive process improvements

• Perform other accounting duties and support other team members as required or assigned


Key relationships:

• Internal: Other business units, Finance Accounting & Group Accounting departments, Group Tax

• External: Vendors, Tax consultant, Auditors



• Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance



• Strong knowledge of accounting standard (IFRS)

• Strong mathematical and analytical skills

• Proficient in word and spreadsheet software

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Japanese and English

• Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

• Strong understanding of national and local tax regulations

• Knowledge of SAP (S4/HANA) and HFM a plus

• Ability to work independently

• Team player



• 6+ years of accounting experience

• Year-end closing experience

• Experience with financial reporting

• Intercompany accounting experience

• Operational accounting/tax experience with international companies





At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here

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