Assistant Accountant (Japanese-speaking) - Casual

Excellent opportunity for a part-time accountant, Utilise your Japanese language skills, Bonus/incentive payments may be payable.


We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced accountant who can assist a principal accountant(s) in the preparation of accounting, tax and financial documents/reports as requested by clients on a part-time basis. 

*This role is expected to work overtime to discharge job duties during busy periods.



It is expected that you will work in independently with a high degree of care, diligence and skill reasonably to be expected of a professional and duly qualified person.

Your duties include but is not limited to the following:

  • General office duties (photocopy, answering telephone, filing etc.)
  • Attend post office to send documents for business
  • Maintenance of outgoing mail register 
  • Preparation of letters using precedent forms (tax returns + assessments) 
  • Basic accounting work for the preparation of client's Special Purpose Financial Statements (as per direct instructions from the principal) to REVIEW STAGE including:- 
  1. commence client's file
  2. bank reconciliations 
  3. operation of MYOB AE MAS & ASSETS (data entry of general journals and fixed assets) 
  • General bookkeeping / compliance duties for preparation of client's Activity Statements to REVIEW STAGE including:- 
  1. commence client's file 
  2. corrections of bookkeeping errors in client's cash books as per list prepared by principal 
  • General taxation duties for preparation of client's individual tax returns to REVIEW STAGE including:- 
  1. commence client's file 
  2. download database information from Tax Agent Portal 
  3. write summary based on template form 
  4. calculation of employment, interest and dividend income 
  5. preparation of expenses schedules + additions on adding machine based on instruction from principal 
  • Assisting principal to gather documents, research compliance issues, prepare summaries/calculations and other duties as required to prepare professional advice letters to clients 
  • Any other duties required by the principal 



  • Graduated from an Accounting Degree or currently enrolled in an Accounting Degree or an equivalent business degree. (Undertaking your 2nd or 3rd year studies)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, primarily in Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Fluent both in English and Japanese (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated and a willingness to learn.
  • Strong communication and numerical skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Adaptable to change
  • Proactive and Initiative
  • Excellent time management skills.



Our client is an established & growing Accounting & Taxation Services firm providing a range of professional services that include Accounting, Business Advisory and Taxation.



The office location is in Melbourne South-Eastern suburb, very close to many options for public transport.



Anytime between 9:30am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday
*approximately 10-20 hours per week plus additional hours of up to 38 hours per week (hours to be discussed and agreed) 



This role starts from August to September 2020 (ideally)
*Under covid-19 circumstances, working from home is available.



If you have been successfully shortlisted we will contact  you within due course. 


Career Meister is a recruitment agency based in Melbourne founded in 2015 by a Japanese entrepreneur, recruitment specialist. 


What makes Career Meister unique

We supply all aspects of industries with a focus on Japanese companies in Melbourne and around Australia.
With a focus on Australian companies that have a business relationship with Japan and Asia pacific countries. 

Our experienced recruitment experts provide an exceptional level of service and care for our clients and candidates both in Japanese and English to connect outstanding talent with businesses throughout Victoria, Australia.Tell us about your story.

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14/09/2020 $0 Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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