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Cost Accountant, Japan

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Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Tokyo, Japan, JP, 000000

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

BU/Function:  Finance

Location:  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.




  • 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




  • 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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