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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Description

Position Summary

The position will lead the general accounting team of 3-4 staffs and manage all general accounting activities for two legal entities in the Thermo Fisher Scientific group. He/she takes direct responsibility of handling two main entities financial reporting, tax returns, internal controls and other accounting projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end closing
  • Own fixed assets process to ensure accurate and timely accounting and report to stakeholders
  • Take leadership to establish accounting process for new transactions according to GAAP/ tax regulations
  • Liaise with regional/ corporate offices and complete tax returns, tax packages and transfer pricing matters
  • Maintain chart of accounts and liaise with stakeholders for any changes
  • Coordinate with internal/ external auditors and other accounting members to ensure smooth audit process
  • Lead accounting projects and contribute to company's growth strategy
  • Coach and develop a team member to build a cohesive, high-performance team


  • Strong technical accounting, tax and internal controls knowledge
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization in multi-national companies
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment and has change management experience
  • A self-starter with highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Ability to coach and motivate people
  • Ability to work collaboration proactively with business partners


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance, with JCPA or USCPA or similar qualification
  • 5+ years experiences in Accounting roles, 2+ years experiences as people manager
  • Strong command in English and Japanese
  • Experience in Big4 audit firm is a plus
  • Experience in ERP (SAP/Oracle) and analytical tools (Hyperion) is a plus

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