iRobot Corporation

Senior Accountant

Finance and Administration
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(1/9/2018 4:07 PM)


iRobot Corporation, with a mission of “empowering people to do more” is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world’s preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!

Senior Accountant will support the manager to lead the accounting and financial reporting activities of Japan office and will report to the iRobot Japan Accounting Manager.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

Key activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Timely and accurate preparation support of monthly financial reporting package for the Japan operation including trial balance, balance sheet and income statement along with related supporting schedules and account reconciliations.
  • Establish, and ensure compliance with, relevant financial controls to ensure the accuracy of the financial results of the business with particular emphasis on
  • Revenue recognition
  • Cost of goods sold
  • Fixed assets and related additions, disposals and depreciation
  • Inventory valuation (FIFO)
  • Various accruals, including discounts/rebates, returns, warranty, vacation, bonus and others.
  • Monitor accounts payable to ensure that all vendor payments are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Generate and issue related party billings consistent with relevant intercompany agreements.
  • Manage all tax related activities, including
  • Preparation of finance statement for tax office
  • Ensure compliance with the Japan VAT billing regulations
  • Combine input tax credits with VAT collected, and file VAT returns consistent with the Japan tax regulations
  • Input required for quarterly and annual income tax returns
  • Support of quarterly reviews and annual audits by external auditors.
  • Plan and support annual statutory audit.
  • Maintain reconciliation between financial statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP and local statutory requirements.
  • Manage the activities of general accounting staff.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Purchasing to ensure compliance with existing purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the implementation of internal controls, ensure compliance with all established controls and support Internal Audit’s quarterly internal control review procedures.
  • Assist with the evaluation and implementation of Oracle as the long-term ERP solution.
  • Oversight of monthly payroll process.


  • 5+ years of finance/accounting experience in a multinational environment
  • Familiarity with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)or(IFRS)
  • Familiarity with Oracle or similar ERP system desirable
  • Strong English speaking capabilities
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong people management skills and ability to lead team(s) to solve problems and make improvements to existing processes
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills
  • Bachelor degree or above in Finance/Accounting plus
  • CPA/ACCA (or equivalent local accounting certificate) plus

About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest.  iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


Our office is in the heart of Tokyo in Shinjuku-ku. iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. We also have offices in California, the UK, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


 iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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