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​Our Japanese business services team includes bilingual professionals with CPAs in both the United States and Japan. They have been working with Japanese transplants for more than 15 years.

Business Services - Japan

​15 years of experience means Japanese transplants benefit from insights

After more than 15 years of serving Japanese-owned businesses operating in the United States, Plante Moran has become known in the Japanese-American community for insightful, practical, and creative business and financial solutions. That reputation has helped the firm become a market-leader for audit, international tax planning, and business advisory services for Japanese transplant companies.
Our Japanese business services team includes professionals that are credentialed CPAs in both countries and are bilingual. The team works with more than 50 Japanese-owned companies on projects that range from financial statement audits to information technology audits and global transactions. Some of our solutions to the unique challenges facing Japanese transplant organizations include:
  • Managing expansion with business processes and systems that can cover multiple locations and geographical distance
  • Creating organizational efficiency with North American headquarters
  • Overcoming more stringent customer requirements in quality, cost, and timing
  • Improving upstream processes such as research and development, tooling, and new model development with enhanced traceability
  • Seeking improved quality and lead time in administrative processes such as accounting and financial closing
  • Improving human resources and talent development

Audit & International Tax Planning

To help Japanese transplants improve cash flow, our audit and tax professionals integrate their efforts. They focus on internal control auditing to identify and assess operational and financial concerns and provide proactive tax planning at the local and state, federal, and international levels.

Talent Management & Organizational Development

Organizational concerns such as low employee morale, resistance to change, and performance issues can prevent Japanese transplants from achieving desired business results. Our talent and organizational development consultants work with clients at the individual, team, and organizational level to assist them achieve their goals. Our services include:

  • Talent assessment
  • Leadership development/Succession planning
  • Talent & organizational development

Risk Management

The complex issue of corporate governance is more important than ever and Japanese transplants can rely on Plante Moran for:

  • Internal risk assessments
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley/Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley (JSOX)
  • Information technology consulting

Technology Consulting

Our information technology consultants are accustomed to helping Japanese transplants comply with customer requirements, reduce costs and inventory, improve data accuracy and reporting capabilities, as well as train personnel.

They can also be depended upon for unbiased help in selecting an ERP system. In addition, our ERP team can assist companies through contract negotiations to implementation to go live.

International Transactions

Our dedicated global transaction services team can provide due diligence for international transactions and offer research and insight as well as introductions to prospective buyers and sellers.