Senior Accountant

Location JP-13
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When you join Hines, you will embark on a career journey fueled by vision and guided by leaders who set the standards of our industry. Our legacy is rooted in innovation and excellence, earning us a spot on Fast Company’s esteemed annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. Discover endless opportunities to grow and make your mark at Hines.


As a Senior Accountant with Hines, you will ensure the accuracy and propriety of all financial data and reports maintained and prepared for the properties, projects, tier entities, and investors. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


1. Fund Accounting & Financial Reporting                                                                                  

  • Supervise accounting firms to ensure accuracy of accounting records
  • Coordinate quarterly closing (including negotiation of timeline with Asset Managers, Property Managers and accounting firms) to meet the reporting deadline
  • Review monthly/quarterly financial reports prepared by accounting firms in compliance with JGAAP and IFRS
  • Work closely with the Finance team in Singapore, which includes answering queries and providing financial analysis as required
  • Deal with local statutory audits and group audits in an efficient way in coordination with accounting firms and auditors
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc financial reports to investors
  • Assist in annual plan/budget preparation process, which includes revenue projections and variance analysis


2. Tax Compliance & Advisory Support

  • Arrange tax filing and payments in liaison with external tax accountants
  • Provide tax related information of Japanese SPVs to the US tax team via the integrated tax management system
  • Assist in conducting tax planning and due diligence prior to fund structuring and property acquisition
  • Identify and address potential/existing tax issues to avoid adverse tax consequences
  • Provide professional advice and support to the internal/external stakeholders


3. Cash & Treasury Management

  • Prepare cash balance reports and cash distribution projection on a quarterly basis
  • Work closely with Asset Managers and Finance team in Singapore to ensure timely cash distributions from Japanese SPVs
  • Assist the Investment team in arrangement of capital calls
  • Manage debt related information in liaison with Finance team in Singapore
  • Work with the financial service vendor to conduct valuation of debts and derivatives


4. Fund Administration

  • Oversee procedures for SPV’s incorporation, liquidation, capital injection/redemption, dividend distribution, etc. to ensure compliance with statutory regulations
  • Liaise with Asset Managers to keep company documents up-to-date (e.g. Articles of incorporation, Shareholders registry)
  • Assist the Investment team in setup of new projects, which includes bank account opening, preparation of company documents, selection of accounting firms/auditors, etc.
  • Provide local documents requested by overseas banks and/or foreign accounting service providers on an ad-hoc basis
  • Assist in issuing management fee invoices to project SPVs


Minimum Requirements include:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CPA or equivalent finance qualification preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in fund accounting at asset management companies, real estate companies or accounting/auditing firms
  • Basic knowledge of accounting standards, tax legislations and statutory requirements applicable to Japanese companies including SPVs is a must

  • Familiarity with both JGAAP and IFRS preferred

  • Familiarity with TMK and GK-TK scheme preferred

  • Native Japanese and business level English

  • Possess the highest degree of integrity

  • Effective interpersonal communication (verbal and written) skills

  • Demonstrate prioritization, organization, and time management skills necessary to balance competing deadlines

  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude

  • Dedicated team player with a strong sense of ownership

  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude


At Hines, we strive for excellence as a leading global real estate investment manager, driven by our by our belief that real estate is fundamentally about people. Our diverse portfolio spans $93.2 billion¹ of assets across such property types as living, office, retail, mixed-use, logistics and life science projects – all designed to enhance value, connection and inspiration. Our strategic approach integrates local expertise with global knowledge, taking calculated risks aligned with our convictions to exceed expectations and tailor solutions to our clients' needs.


While our projects are renowned for enhancing cities and pioneering sustainable practices, we recognize that the true driving force behind Hines' success is our 5,000 dedicated employees in 30 countries who draw on our 65-year history to build the world forward. This is why we prioritize investing in our people, offering comprehensive training, competitive compensation, robust benefits and generous vacation packages. By centering our focus on the growth and wellbeing of our team, we cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone, including our clients, can thrive.


Hines is proud to be named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024.


¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of December 31, 2023.




We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.


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