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Cost Accountant, Japan

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Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Tokyo, JP, 153-0064 Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


This role is accountable for providing accurate and compliant cost accounting reporting with Corporate policies and local statutory requirements and maintaining accurate and compliant physical inventory and fair inventory reserve with Corporate policies.



  • Ensures 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.
  • Updates and maintains standard L&O
  • Leads annual physical inventory counting & variance analysis and follows assets loss document preparation for tax filing
  • Prepares monthly management reports and provides finance insights for plant actual performance to operation team
  • Supports operation team on plant improvement projects, new product cost estimation, etc.
  • Supports testing team and projects as testing finance partner
  • Enters testing related activities into SAP and prepares monthly testing report
  • Performs account reconciliation monthly for costing and FA related accounts, and solves open items on time
  • Handles fixed assets related works (creation and retirement of FA in SAP, etc.)
  • Supports both external audit and internal audit for costing and FA areas
  • Accomplishes other duties as assigned



  • 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


  • High integrity and strong ethical values
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong team player with excellent inter-personal and communications skills


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