Asahi Kasei
  • Asahi Kasei America
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, 401(k)


The mission of the Asahi Kasei America, Inc. (the Company) is to render variety of services and support to improve performances and expand business presence of Asahi Kasei group companies through rendering such services as market surveys, information collection, various group-wide management, including certain aspects of administrative operations, e.g., accounting, finance, tax, insurance, HR etc. In addition, the Company supports the group companies for new business entry in North America.

This position requires the execution of accounting and financial work in accordance with company rules, US generally accepted accounting principles, tax, and other laws and regulations. With respect to the Company and four investment companies the position holder undertakes accounting and financial work together with the accounting team. The work includes assisting in creation of corporate guidelines and manuals under the supervision of the treasurer or assistant manager, maintenance of accounting systems, work improvement proposals, and render assistance in such projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(1)                 Financial accounting

A. Daily and monthly jobs

  • Tabulation of received checks and provision of these to the treasurer
  • Input of all journal entries and payment voucher contents into the accounting system
  • Preparation and mailing of invoices for service fees and advance payments for Asahi Kasei's US-group companies 
  • Data entry support to Sales and Administration of the Companies
  • Management of Concur System (Expense report review / Data input to Navision accounting system / Create reimbursement report / User support / Communication with representative of Concur)
  • Monthly Closing (Creation of bank reconciliation schedules / AR and AP aging check / Inventory reconciliation between Navision and warehouse report / Confirmation of Sales with shipping documents, etc.)

B. Quarterly and yearly settling of accounts

  • Creation of closing schedules and notification to concerned parties
  • Adjusting entries (processing depreciation expenses and consumable goods)
  • Creation of checklist of Balance sheet accounts
  • Dealing with financial audits by external auditors (answering questions, creation and submission of materials, etc.)

(3)                 Tax accounting

Submission of information required for corporate income tax filings to the treasurer Submission of other information required for other tax filings, e.g. sales/use tax, business tax, Form 1099/1042, and surveys to the treasurer

(4)                 Other

Maintenance of accounting systems Assisting in various projects, e.g. changing audit firm, internal audit or etc.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual (English and Japanese) is ideal
  • High Administrative/bookkeeping skills
  • Knowledge of Basic US GAAP Skilled
  • Task organizer across departments/ sections.
  • MS Office (well-experienced user of Excel is required)
  • "Concur" expense system, ERP experiences are preferable
  • Self-starter
  • Self-Control (process multi-tasks with speed and accuracy in any condition)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to work in a small office environment


Minimum Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Education: Bachelor degree in Economics or Business Administration (Accounting focus is preferable)
  • Language: English (Business level) is required Japanese (Conversation level or reading skill) strongly preferable
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years in Accounting fields experience
  • Knowledge: Basic US GAAP


Work Environment: 

The office work environment. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but frequent interactions (email, phone calls and face to face conversation) with employees, vendors, and customers while performing the essential functions of this job are expected.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


 About Asahi Kasei America and Asahi Kasei Group:

Located in New York City, Asahi Kasei America, Inc. was established in 1971 for the business of textile products and served as the liaison office in United States for Asahi Kasei's corporate research & development. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation of Japan, which has nine core operating companies in 4 main business areas; Chemicals & Fibers, Homes & Construction Materials, Electronics, Health Care. More than Asahi Kasei Group 32,000 employees are working all over the world, and over 5,200 employees are in U.S. Serving as U.S. liaison for our parent company, we perform market research and handle administrative and coordinating functions for Asahi Kasei Group businesses in North America.


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