Staff Accountant, Shared Services (University Seniors Only)

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The position of Staff Accountant, Shared Services Rakuten USA offers an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with some of the brightest entrepreneurs. The successful candidate must possess well-rounded accounting knowledge and experience, along with strong inter-personal skills. The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to perform general ledger accounting responsibilities for several US divisions, which includes month-end close, financial reporting and adhering to internal controls. This individual will also be involved in several ad-hoc accounting and reporting projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Support the closing process of multiple divisions
  • Provide impactful financial statement analysis
  • Assist in the design and implementation of process improvements and best practices
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, process accounts payable, receivable transactions and maintain account reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of corporate accounting and reporting deliverables as well as various management reports
  • Partner with FP&A teams to perform close activities and provide business insight to management
  • Support quarterly submissions and annual internal audits with a focus on J-SOX
  • Maintain internal control procedures and ensure compliance with SOX requirements
  • Assist with Ad-hoc assignments and special projects


  • Results orientated, flexible, resourceful and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple deliverables to quick schedules
  • Must be detail focused and experienced in follow-through and completion of projects
  • Strong analytical skills and initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to adhere to quick month-end close timelines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in Excel and other general ledger applications (Quickbooks, Oracle, SAP, etc.)


  • 1-2 years’ experience in accounting
  • BS in Accounting

Rakuten Americas at a glance

Rakuten Americas focuses on E-Commerce, Curated Web, Canada, and United States. Their company has offices in San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

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