Accounting Manager

Gensler 東京

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.

Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.

As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030.

Your Role

As an Accounting Manager at Gensler Tokyo, you will be reporting to the Tokyo Managing Director and Regional Finance Director in Singapore, manage the day-to-day finance operations working closely with the local office Studio Directors and Project Managers.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee office full accounting functions including but not limited to: Project accounting, accounts payable, general ledger financial reporting and analysis, and month end closing.
  • Conduct performance comparative analysis for the office, studios (Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly).
  • Reconcile Firmwide (global) Vision books to local accounting standards for the office.
  • Monitor Accounts Receivable and assist in collection efforts when necessary.
  • Assist Regional Finance Director in annual budget and reforecast.
  • Deadline enforcement for billing, cash requirements, expense reports and expenses.
  • Key person of accounting contact for the offices - responsible for disseminating information, and provide advice and support for other Accounting Managers in the firm.
  • Ability to manage the various processes taking place within the region (A/P, cash receipts, project accounting).
  • Ensuring that offices follow best practices on a consistent basis.
  • Leadership, taking initiative, being proactive in trying better processes.
  • Attend project set-up meetings for large or global projects, if any.
  • Mentor, coach and train the accounting staff.
  • Participate in regional finance meetings and involved in global initiatives.
  • Assist in pilot testing of new FW Initiatives, processes, and reporting.
  • Monitor cash inflows and post all cash collections from clients on statements from our bank account with weekly report provided by the bank.
  • Support Gensler sustainability goals. Especially on topics relevant to your day-to-day duties.
  • Engage and collaborate with the larger team on sustainability efforts and initiatives.
  • Research and implement ways to optimize our internal workflow environmental impact.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, with 10 plus years working experience in accounting or financial planning and analysis area in a multi-national company.
  • Solid knowledge of Japan Accounting Standard; Knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP is a plus.
  • Good understanding of Japan tax regulations and tax accounting principals e.g. VAT, Income Tax and Deferred Tax etc.
  • Self motivated and proactive with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities in a dynamic environment, and produce accurate and timely deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultures and levels both internal and external to the firm.
  • Strong customer service orientation, a team player with the ability to establish collaborative working relationships.
  • Results driven detail orientated and hardworking.
  • English proficiency (fluent) and Japanese proficiency (fluent).
  • Basic understanding of sustainable design and operations is preferred.

Life at Gensler

Gensler Asia-Pacific and Middle East is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Five Strategies. In partnership with our clients, we strive to create a just and equitable future for our communities and our colleagues. We celebrate our diversity and are focused on creating an inclusive workplace environment for all.

As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to research grants to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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