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Senior Accountant, APJ



Accounting & Finance
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023


We’re a leading, global security authority that’s disrupting our own category. Our encryption is trusted by the major ecommerce brands, the world’s largest companies, the major cloud providers, entire country financial systems, entire internets of things and even down to little things like surgically embedded pacemakers. We help companies put trust—an abstract idea—to work. That’s digital trust for the real world.


We are in the market for a Senior Accountant, APJ to join our finance team in Japan.

We are seeking candidates for this newly created role of Staff Accountant. This individual will play an important role in carrying out the accounting, finance and statutory compliance processes for our entities in APJ; and providing support to our global DigiCert teams and third-party service providers. This position will report to the APJ Finance Manager in Tokyo. DigiCert is a US-based company with headquarters in Lehi, Utah USA.


  • Understand our international organization and related reporting requirements of the various entities within the APJ region, particularly for local GAAP and statutory reporting
  • Participate in the month-end close process (prepare entries, provide support, reporting)
  • Prepare monthly financial statement variance analysis and provide management with explanations for fluctuations in account balances vs. prior periods, budget and forecasts
  • Perform BS reconciliations
  • Communicate effectively with international teams to support and continuously improve the accounting and finance processes
  • Facilitate requests from audit teams to ensure timely support to audit requests and inquiries
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks, participate in projects as requested
  • Become an expert in the company’s accounting system (NetSuite)


The ideal candidate in this role has the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with month-end close and statutory reporting
  • Experience with NetSuite or a major ERP product


  • Highly organized and great at tracking and meeting deadlines
  • Dedicated to high quality results and finding solutions
  • GAAP knowledge (US/IFRS/Local)
  • Excellent skill with Excel and other common computer applications
  • Strong analytic, problem-solving and process improvement skills
  • Self-motivated person with ability to work independently
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in English, highly preferred

Read more about DigiCert and why this is a great place to work: https://www.digicert.com/careers/

Find out more about the recent acquisition here: https://www.digicert.com/news/digicert-completes-acquisition-of-symantec-ssl/