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Finance & Accounting
00012358 Requisition #

The position of Accounts Payable Specialist, Shared Services at 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 be a quick study, possess well-rounded accounting knowledge, and be able to multi-task across various facets of accounting with strong attention to detail.  The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to support accounts payable for several US divisions, manage credit card receivables/reporting for our Rakuten.com US eCommerce division, and provide basic GL support under guidance from senior staff members.  This individual will also be involved in several ad-hoc accounting and reporting projects.



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:


  •  Support accounts payable across 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 (Oracle Cloud experience is a plus)





  • 0-2 years’ experience in accounting / accounts payable
  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA I MBA/MSA a plus

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