General information

All posting locations: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 12-Apr-2023

Ref #: R-68787

Description & Requirements


Responsible to lead the accounting processes and to perform accounting duties including period-end closing- meanwhile support and supervise accounting operations related to Accounts Payable and Treasury. The role is also responsible for reviewing and monitoring internal controls and ensure compliance with SOx- including performing the required testing.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage monthly / quarterly / annual closing processes.
  • Prepares and reviews journal entries and reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts.
  • Ensure that the accounts are prepared according to GAAPs and KHC policies.
  • Manage the team consisting of accountants and treasury analysts.
  • Ensure internal controls are robust and test them as part of the SOx compliance process. Updates all SOx documentation in the Company’s internal control system.
  • Manage and oversee the external and internal audit processes.
  • Liaise with other functions to establish and sustain the cross-functional business processes to ensure the quality of accounting data.
  • Engage in continuous improvements as a leadership role of NEA accounting and controlling function.
  • Support and supervise AP and Treasury functions where relevant to accounting closing activities.
  • Be knowledgeable about accounting system infrastructure and solve issues facilitating with IT team.
  • Engage in adhoc global or regional projects such as new system implementation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Selection Criteria:


  • At least 5 years proven experience in accounting. 
  • Experience in process improvement is a strong advantage.
  • Business level English.
  • Strong motivation to develop his/her career and ambition to have future controller position.
  • Ability to organize own work- set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Must be flexible- organized- able to work in a fast-paced environment- have good communication skills and the ability to work with people and project a positive attitude.


  • Experience in US GAAP.
  • Experience in food or consumer goods industry and dealing with inventory accounting
  • Experience of managing accounting processes for import/trading business.
  • Experience in SOx compliance.
  • Experiences of dealing with external authorities- like auditors and tax authorities.
  • Knowledge of accounting operations (AR and AP).
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft Office- particularly focusing on Excel.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.