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Associate Financial Analyst, Japan

東京都, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan


About the Role

We are looking for an Associate Financial Analyst to join our growing global financial department helping to support a new business in the rapidly developing renewable energy market in Japan. This role will join a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances. As an Associate-level position, this role is an ideal opportunity for someone at the start of their career looking to apply academic knowledge into a commercial working environment 

This role will be based in our Tokyo office (Nishi-Shinjuku). This will be a full-time role with a structured training period to up-skill this individual before fully embedding within our accounting team. This person should expect the opportunity to learn, and the support to deliver, the following responsibilities from day one:  

  • Assisting in the onboarding of new counterparties by ensuring all static data is correct in our trading system. 
  • Reconciling and settling monthly renewable PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), OTC and Exchange Traded contracts.
  • Checking and matching trade confirmations in support of our Japanese Power Desk.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly cash reconciliations for local bank accounts.
  • Acting as a key point of contact for Compliance, with the aim of ensuring that the team is performing all required regulatory tasks.
  • Assist Accounts Payable for Local payments.
  • Monitor and manage our cash requirements for our exchange traded activity.
  • Be a key contact between Trailstone and our domestic banking partners.
  • Assist management of domestic and international payments for the Japanese business.
  • Work as a key link between front office origination and Trading and the CFO function outside of Japan
  • Assist the General Manager in Japan.

In time, we also expect this individual to attain and develop the following knowledge and experience, in the pursuit of true career progression: 

  • Knowledge of the inner workings of operational finance within a merchant trading house. 
  • On the job training within renewables commodity markets. 
  • Become a well-rounded finance professional 


About You 

This person will be at the beginning of their accounting career, looking to apply their academic knowledge and gain international accounting experience within a dynamic commercial environment.  

In addition, we are looking for somebody who… 

  • Has completed a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related fields. 
  • Fluent in both written and spoken language skills in Japanese and English, is essential. 
  • Is comfortable using MS Office Applications; e.g., Excel which will be used daily in this role. 
  • Has excellent organisational abilities and willing to manage large sets of financial data. 
  • Is good with numbers and figures, with high analytical acumen. 
  • Has the desire to learn and grow professionally; able to balance the initiative required for autonomous working and accountability needed for continued learning. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and individuals from minority backgrounds often hesitate to apply for positions unless they fulfil every requirement. We’re committed to building an inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if this position excites you but your qualifications or experience don't perfectly align with the job description, we still urge you to apply. You could be the ideal candidate for this role, or perhaps another opportunity within our expanding business. 


What we offer  

  • Competitive compensation and participation in Trailstone’s discretionary bonus plan.
  • 20 days of annual vacation entitlement, not inclusive of Japan Public Holidays. 
  • 10 days of paid sick leave per year.
  • Commuter Allowance, covering employee transport fees from residence to office address. 
  • Eligibility to receive external and internal training in accordance with our Learning & Development Policy.


Here at Trailstone… 

We recognise the importance of diversity in driving our success. We actively seek to further diversify our organisation and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities and sexual orientations, as well as veterans and individuals from other underrepresented groups. 

We understand that diversity is not just about representation but about bringing together a multitude of perspectives to foster innovation and drive better decision-making. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and are committed to building a workplace where everyone can thrive and contribute to our collective success. 

Join us in our journey to build a more inclusive empowered future. 


About Trailstone 

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term. As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities. As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology. 


東京都, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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