Accounts Payable Executive (Japanese Speaking)

Advertised on : 17 Jul 2019 | Closing date : 29 Sep 2019

  Job Reference : 49394

Job Description

  • Accounts Payable
    • Support the Accounts Payable functions in Asia Pacific covering Japan/Hong Kong/ Australia/ China/Singapore/Indonesia (mainly for Japan and non-Singapore)
    • Review invoices and requisitions for satisfactory payment approval.
    • Ensure all payment transactions are properly recorded.
    • Proceed employee expense claims by verifying compliance check.
    • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and compare system reports to balances.
    • Liaise with Marketing & Sales team on any payment issues.
    • Prepare schedules and reconciliations to support period close balances.
    • Reconcile bank statements.
    • Record reconciling entries resulting from reconciliation each period.
    • Continue to improve the payment process.
  • Execute period close process
    • Prepare standard journal entries pertaining to accounts payable function.
    • Ensure that accruals and prepayment calculations and postings are done to correctly reflect period expenses.
    • Arrange to post monthly accounting transactions (including invoices) to local accounting firm if need be.
  • Inter-company and International Billings
    • Check that inter-company billings are valid and well supported.
    • Challenge billings that are incorrect, invalid or not adequately supported.
    • Book billings to correct Peoplesoft operating unit and account code.
    • Periodically confirm and reconcile intercompany balances.
    • Periodically proceed intercompany balances settlement.
  • Ad-hoc requests
    • Assist on other accounting works as required by the business.
    • Assist with statutory reports and SOX compliance.


  • Diploma in Accounting or equivalent
  • Min 2 years of Accounts Payable experience in a MNC environment
  • Team player with ability to collaborate with functional departments and external partners
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to details
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles
  • Proficient in English and Japanese as there will be frequent liaising with Japanese counterparts

Functional Areas : Accounting & Finance;Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 2
Work Location : Singapore

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