Senior Accountant – APAC

Finance Tokyo, Japan

About Liferay 

Liferay, Inc. is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,200+ fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. As a renowned provider of enterprise open source technologies, we have been recognized by Gartner for empowering businesses around the world to solve complex digital challenges.  Liferay Experience Cloud is an all-in-one solution that unites our Liferay DXP and cloud platform capabilities with built-in analytics and B2B commerce functionality, reducing the time to market and allowing for accelerated innovation - serving notable customers across the globe such as Airbus, US Bank, Honda, and Desjardins. 

But we don’t just make awesome software, we are also fueled by a greater-than-profit vision. By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. We give our employees five days off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about, and Liferay donates 10% of our profits to charities around the world. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run!

About this role and Key objectives
Entities covered Japan/India/China/Australia/Singapore

  • Manage transactional day to day finance tasks of the local finance functions to include
    Accounts Payayable, Accounts Receivable, Cash etc
  • Preparation of month end, quarter end and year end close process of several APAC entities in
    line with group reporting procedures
  • Manage operating cash flows and prepare cash forecast, budgeting & forecasting
  • Assist with group audit process
  • Ensure payroll processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Knowledge and preparation of GST returns, Corporate tax planning and compliance,
    withholding tax, local transfer pricing documentation requirements
  • Demonstrate competency in complex accounting issues and ensure compliance to
    accounting standards, GST regulations and Group internal control procedures, other relevant
    rules and regulations
  • Assist in system implementation and enhancement, including improve workflows and
    processes based on best practices and automation
  • Implement Internal Controls to include Expense policy authorisation and Purchasing Policy
  • Work closely with local tax advisors and group auditors
  • Work closely with finance professionals in other regions
  • Assist local leadership on finance related matters

Technical and job specific requirements
  • Accounting or Business degree or a comparable level achieved
    through exposure and experience (CPA...)
  • 2+ years PQE in industry with prior experience focusing on general ledger accounting
  • Excellent team player who is very comfortable working as part of a team and working with
    professionals in different locations
  • Previous experience working in a multinational organization
  • Experience in transfer pricing and complex intercompany transactions
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and strong analytical skills to look
    after complex transactions
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting and cost control principles
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent English and Japanese written and verbal communication skill

What We Offer

  • Opportunities to take responsibility, grow professionally, and Stay Nerdy
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Check out what employees say about us on Glassdoor 
  • Working at a leading open-source company

Equal Opportunities Employer - Statement

Liferay is committed to the equal treatment of all candidates, customers and employees and to fostering a culture of dignity at work. Our operating procedure provides for equal opportunities in recruitment and employment with the aim to eliminate discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.