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Japan Accounting and Tax Services

weConnect is better than other Japan accounting and tax firms, period.

We wrote this content because we want to help companies manage their Japan bookkeeping and accounting in their way, in their accounting system of choice.  We believe our service level is the new standard for English bookkeeping and accounting service in Japan and we want to highlight why we think we can give you a great experience.

When companies are considering how to handle their bookkeeping and accounting they typically consider hiring in-house or outsourcing it to an accounting firm. When considering outsourcing, we know companies will have concerns, so let’s lay them out on the table. Concerns like, “If I outsource, I will not have any control”, “I will not have the same relationship as if I hired staff internally”, “The service will be inflexible”, “Will the people I work with be any good?”, “Will the price be competitive?”, the list goes on.  No matter your experience, we want to explain how we can overcome all of these concerns through our explanations below.  With weConnect as your partner, the entire experience will be better than anything you have experienced before (just look at our testimonials to see the clients who already feel this way about us):

Choose Your Accounting System

weConnect will work with you to use your own accounting system in Japan.  We are experts in Xero, Quickbooks, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, NetSuite, Hyperion, Paprika and other systems.  Most Japanese accountants will tell you that you MUST use a Japanese accounting system to handle the books in Japan like Yayoi Kaikei, Kanjo Bugyo or Freee.  They are either ill-informed or lying to you because this really is just their preference. 

If you do not have a system of choice, we would suggest using Xero as it is extremely user friendly and cloud-based so you can access it anywhere. With it you get a dashboard that let’s you track key financial KPIs and drill down and see transaction level source documentation in case of an audit. Leveraging Xero lets you enjoy modern ways to view your financials while still being compliant with Japanese tax law.

Above: The Xero Dashboard. Access your accounting book, bills and invoices via browser and mobile application from anywhere in the world with unlimited user access.
Above: Financial Statements in Xero. See all traditional financial statements in real-time in the cloud. Click numbers in light-blue highlight to drill down and see the details.

Our Service Is Like Having Your Own In-House Accounting Team

Outsourcing providers often communicate through email and telephone leaving clients feeling distant from those supporting them.  At weConnect, we leverage all the latest communication platforms to give our clients near-instant access to their teams and the ability to start a face-to-face meeting at the click of a button.

We like to use Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp, Skype and Google Hangouts but are open to use whatever makes sense to communicate with clients. These communication platforms allow our clients to develop more intimate and meaningful relationships with our team, and with the ease of video conferencing it feels exactly like hiring a team in-house.

Native English and Japanese Language Ability

Whether you need native English or native Japanese communication, we can make sure the right team is assigned to your team.

Business Continuity

We assign a team to your account so if someone is on vacation, sick or leaves our firm, your service is never interrupted.

Top Tax Experts

Our tax team is led by former tax partners at KPMG Japan and work closely with our accounting team to ensure all the appropriate adjustments are made for all tax compliance, reporting, and filings.

Quality Is King

We hand pick everyone that joins the weConnect team so we can be confident you will always receive the highest level of quality and customer service.

Our Fees Are Medium Range In The Market

We are much less expensive than Big4 (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG) but more expensive than a local accounting firm.

Key Takeaways

We believe our high level of expertise leveraging the latest global accounting systems, our in-house accounting staff feel, the ability to speak in native English or Japanese, and our ability to deliver high quality service with no business continuity risk all for a medium price in the market makes us the best accounting firm in Japan. For companies who need financial reporting done for headquarters, we believe we have a very high cultural fit to ensure HQ gets what they need, the local team gets what they need and the gap between the business side and the accounting side becomes as narrow as possible. We provide modern Japan accounting services! Let us know if you would like to understand how to handle your accounting and tax more efficiently. We can even help replace large in-house accounting teams with a more cost-effective (saving 15-50% on cost) streamlined approach. Contact us please 🙂




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