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Japanese Bilingual Internal Audit Associate

Advantage Resourcing

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 22, 2022.

Bilingual Japanese Internal Audit Associate
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Location may be negotiable)
Department: Internal Audit, Finance
FLSA: Exempt, Full-time

OVERVIEW:
The U.S. consulting firm is looking for an experienced Internal Auditor or Associate upon the recent acquisition by a Japanese publicly traded company listed at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Internal Auditor supports in implementing and executing the J-SOX audits as well as other Internal Audit activities including risk assessment, issue remediation validation and continuous monitoring and auditing. The Auditor also participates in the PMI projects supporting the CFO.
The role involves ongoing collaboration with members of Internal Audit teams in Japan Headquarters and external auditors (Deloitte) to coordinate and develop required documentation, set up necessary procedures including company’s policies, procedures and workflows in accordance with the J-SOX internal audit plan. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT ARE LIMITED TO:
•             Participate in planning and execution of operational, financial, and/or compliance internal audits as identified by the audit plan. 
•             Work closely with the internal audit teams in Japan Headquarters, external auditors (Deloitte) and business process owners to participate in audit risk assessment of the U.S. operations.
•             Assist in implementation of testing for key J-SOX level controls including audit scope development and effectiveness assessment design and operation. 
•             Execute risk-based internal controls activities by conducting interviews with control owners and preparing documentations in flowcharts, narratives, and process maps, risk control matrices, and control descriptions to submit.
•            Determine the status of J-SOX compliance, internal control deficiencies and weaknesses, followed by tracking of findings from remediation to competition through scheduling meetings to discuss action plans and providing status reports to Japan Headquarters and local management. 
•            Assist with the development of periodic communication and reporting to key management including preparing and reviewing reports, presentations, policies, and other deliverables. Such reports include documentation of changes to key controls and the impact of these changes to the control environment and testing procedures.
•             Keep abreast of the organization, operations, policies and procedures under which the company operates.
•             Support the CFO in Post-Merger Integration (PMI) activities and projects by providing financial reporting in accordance with the legal and TSE rules in Japan. 
•             Work with HR and Finance departments to develop a standard approach for international transfers of key talent across the group companies and a system for managing the tax equalization process and tracking expenses.
•             Support the company’s integration efforts for business process improvements and standardization, including timely communication between the U.S. and Japan on any PMI issues.
•             Assist with cross-functional efforts on PMI activities and projects which could include facilitating project-based taskforces and corporate-/ group-wide initiatives. 
•             Work on other duties and special financial or analytical projects as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
•             Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field; Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration (MBA) preferred. 
•             2+ years of experience of Public Accounting or equivalent industry experience internal audit function. 
•             Bilingual Japanese and English skills (reading, writing and speaking).
•             Professional audit relevant certification highly preferred (Certified Public Accountant: CPA, Certified Internal Auditor: CIA, Certified Fraud Examiner: CFE, and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor: CISA) 
•             Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP, Internal Audit Standards, including auditing processes and methodologies.
•             Experience in designing, monitoring, or evaluating internal controls and SOX compliance programs for a multinational organization (J-SOX program implementation experience is a plus).
•             Experience in post-merger integration environment is a plus.


BENEFITS: Health Insurance (Medical/ Dental/ Vision: no waiting period), Unlimited PTO, 401k with a company match, fitness centers.

About Advantage Resourcing

Advantage Resourcing is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage Resourcing is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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