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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Sales, Full Time    Tokyo, Japan    Posted: Saturday, May 08, 2021
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BuzzFeed is the worlds leading independent digital media & tech company, with a cross-platform news & entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally & spreads Joy & Truth across the internet. 
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform & entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, & Unsolved to name a few!  These properties & their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters & more.

The Role 

We are looking to hire a senior accountant with excellent organizational & analytical skills. A senior accountant is expected to be detail-oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, & an investigative nature.

To ensure success, a senior accountant should have solid technical accounting skills, & a keen interest in the growth, efficiency, & profitability of an organization. Top candidates will have outstanding communication with superb technical ability & fantastic negotiation skills.

You Will

  • Perform all accounting functions required to maintain the general ledger in compliance with J-GAAP
  • Responsible for accounts receivable / payable processes & monthly accruals
  • Reconcile all bank accounts
  • Support Finance Manager to provide regular periodic financial reporting to Board of Directors & shareholders
  • Support Finance Manager for FP&A related matters
  • Evaluate workflow processes & procedures to develop, recommend & implement procedural & system
    changes to increase accuracy & efficiencies
  • Ensure vendor invoices are paid in accordance with authorization & approval policies & follow up on invoices not approved
  • Review aging reports & follow up with customers regarding overdue balances
  • Coordinate month-end & year-end closing activities to ensure timely reporting as well as assist with yearly internal audit
  • Self-motivated, good team player & being flexible
  • Report to Finance Manager

You Have

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, Finance and/or related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years accounting experience (at MNC preferred)
  • Excellent technical accounting skills
  • Experience with J-GAAP & financial reporting
  • People-oriented & results-driven professional
  • Self-starter who can adapt quickly & manage multiple projects in a constantly changing environment
  • Media / Entertainment or online marketing industry experience is a plus
  • FP & A experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal abilities
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office & other financial planning software
  • Language skill : Japanese (Native), English (Business Level)

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (, including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed 

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion & is committed to equal opportunity employment. At BuzzFeed, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options
  • A generous & well-rounded benefits program specifically tailored to local markets, including PTO, sick leave, family leave, & much more
  • An office stocked with plenty of snacks (healthy & indulgent), beverages, etc..

BuzzFeed is the worlds leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news & entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth & joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the worlds largest social food network; original reporting & investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing & product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; & original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film & digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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