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Senior Accountant

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Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Tokyo, JP, 160-0023

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


The senior accountant in Japan will provide Japan finance team mainly with both tax and accounting support. This is a key position within the Japan finance team, and you will be involved in almost all aspects of financial operations, such as tax, technical accounting, US GAAP, local GAAP, finance, treasury, external reporting, compliance.



  • Perform monthly closing, prepare journals
  • Prepare tax provision quarterly and corporate income tax filing
  • Responsible for all the tax related area, including but not limited to corporate income tax, consumption tax, as Japan subsidiary of U.S. company
  • Responsible for maintaining general ledgers in both US GAAP and Japan statutory basis.
  • Provide full support to Japan statutory filing process
  • Responsible for supporting tax audit, regulatory audit, as well as internal audits
  • Prepare Balance Sheet account analysis and reconciliations while providing supporting schedules. Bank accounts, A/R, A/P, Accruals, etc.
  • Assist if necessary day-to-day operations including data entry, customer invoicing and vendor payments. (Volume work sharing with team)
  • Special projects as required.



  • Experience for monthly, quarterly, year-end financial closing process with understanding Japan and U.S. GAAP is required:
  • Lead and support accounting area (operations, account reconciliations, reporting, audit), minimum 5 years
  • Lead or support calculating tax provision, preparing tax return file (corporate income tax, consumption tax, other related tax), minimum 3 years
  • Experience working at Japan operating company (Jigyogaisha) (mid-large size, subsidiary of international companies and/or tax accountant offices is plus)
  • Having a personal achievement such as improvement operations
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills for strong contribution to the team
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic and various company's culture environment
  • Self-starter, can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Business English



  • Experiences, skills and knowledges of ERP system (Oracle, SAP, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Experience at tax accountant offices and/or accounting firms preferred 
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • MBA and /or Accounting Certification (CPA) a plus. USCPA is also plus.
  • Experience with international subsidiary accounting a plus


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.