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Lubrizol Cost Accountant, Japan in Tokyo, Japan

Cost Accountant, Japan

BU/Function: Finance

Locatio n: Tokyo

Job Title : Costing Accountant

Reporting to (Job Title): Finance Manager

Reporting to the Job Holder (subordinate) : N/A


  • Provide accurate and compliant cost accounting reporting with Corporate policies and local statutory requirements.

  • Maintain accurate and compliant physical inventory and fair inventory reserve with Corporate policies.

  • Ensure timely and accurate payment to optimize cashflow. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure monthly closing and analysis for costing module is performed accurately and timely, including standard cost release, inventory reserve review, PPV review, manufacturing expense absorption review, sales & COGS reconciliation between FI and PA, etc.

  • Update and maintain standard L&O

  • Lead annual physical inventory counting & variance analysis and following assets loss document preparation for tax filing

  • Prepare monthly management reports and provide finance insights for plant actual performance to operation team

  • Support operation team on plant improvement projects, new product cost estimation, etc.

  • Perform 3-way match in SAP system for direct purchasing

  • Arrange payment according to payment term

  • Analyze GR/IR(Goods Received/Invoice Received) account details every month and coordinate with procurement department/logistic department to close open item on time

  • Perform account reconciliation monthly for costing and AP related accounts, and can solve open-items on time

  • Support both external audit and internal audit for costing and AP areas

  • Any other duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS – EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS:

  • Bachelor degree with major in accounting or finance

  • 5 years relevant experiences in accounting or cost accounting in multi-national organizations, with manufacturing experience is an advantage

  • Good knowledge of local and USA generally accepted accounting principles

  • Good command of Excel and knowledge of SAP is a plus

  • Fluency in oral and written English and Japanese is essential


  • High integrity and strong ethical values

  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills

  • Strong team player with excellent inter-personal and communications skill

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