Upon opening a branch or business abroad, it is crucial for an organization to get its accounting services managed properly right from the start. As part of our integrated services strategy, Tokyo Consulting Group offers accounting services such as bookkeeping and regular or on-demand consulting.
Our main bookkeeping and consulting services consist of the following tasks:
• Accounting Journal entry & review
• Employee expense review
• Sales & Purchases invoice filing, collecting and payment
• Petty Cash review
• General ledger and periodical (as needed) trial balance preparation
• Monthly financial statement preparation
Additionaly, our experienced staff can perform all necessary accounting compilation tasks. We have the ability to generate financial statements according Japanese GAAP, US GAAP and under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).
Finally, our staff is acquainted with main ERP systems, such as SAP, and can produce statements and records according to the system requested by our customers.
Thus, our accounting consulting services for foreign businesses in Japan is highly flexible, as the type, frequency, platform and language of the reports can be customized to fit our customers' needs.
Limousine, although traditionally considered a vehicle for the wealthy, have evolved into a rent out vehicle for ordinary people on their special occasions. Riding in style in a limousine has gained popularity to ordinary people because many car rental companies allowed the renting of high-class vehicles for special occasions like weddings, proms, birthdays, reunions and corporate events.
When you want to travel in luxury and class, make sure to contact a quality transportation service in your area like Tokyo MK Taxi. With over 58 types of luxury vehicle and professionally trained chauffeurs that can drive you from place to place, you’ll definitely experience leisure in an entirely new way. Here are few of the best uses to hire a limo from Tokyo MK Taxi:
The trend of hiring limousines and corporate cars is increasing as business owners love to travel in luxurious cars to attend meetings, conferences and many others events. In addition, a ride in a luxury vehicle can create a good impression to your clients and get the deal that you always wanted. Furthermore, it can be a place to talk about business related stuff when matters needed to be discussed without others overhearing.
Prom is a very important high school event teenagers love, for teenagers, this event is more than a year-end dance. Make this event to become memorable as possible and a magical experience to your teens.
A wedding day is a memorable experience, thus, you shouldn’t cut corners. Consider renting a limo to add a touch of class and sophistication on your wedding day, spending extra on the transportation aspect of your wedding will definitely be worth it. For an occasion like a wedding with so many costly components, Tokyo MK offers luxury and economy sedans in competitive rates to accommodate the needs of all wedding couples.
Ride for the night
Whatever you plan to do, whether you plan on clubbing with a bunch of friends or celebrating a special night and you want to look wealthy and classy, you can enjoy a limo service for just about any reason.
Tokyo MK Taxi features Lexus group enthusiasts allowing clients to arrive at their destination with style along with luxury fleets for you to choose from including Lexus 600hl, Lexus 460, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota Hiace and Nissan Fuga Hybrid.
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Banks may face formal inquiry into whether they can refuse to reimburse victims conned into transferring money into fraudsters’ accounts
UK banks should do more to protect customers tricked into transferring money to fraudsters, according to a consumer body that has lodged a “supercomplaint” with financial regulators. The move by Which? means banks could now face a formal investigation into whether they can continue refusing to reimburse victims.
The organisation submitted its first supercomplaint this year in the same week that official data revealed that fraud in the UK payments industry had soared by 53% as criminals develop increasingly sophisticated tactics to steal bank customers’ cash.
Which? said banks should “shoulder more responsibility” when someone is conned into transferring money to another person’s account, just as they reimburse customers who lose money due to scams involving debit and credit cards or fraudulent account activity.
Some customers have lost considerable sums. In March this year the Guardian featured the case of Sarah and David Fisher, who were conned out of £25,000 after a fraudster posed as their builder and emailed them a fake invoice that was virtually identical to the one they were expecting.
The explosion in online and mobile banking means UK consumers now make more than 70m bank transfers a month, compared with just over 100m in a whole year just a decade ago. Which? claims that “protections have not kept up”.
Using its legal powers, the organisation has submitted a supercomplaint to the Payment Systems Regulator, the watchdog for the UK’s £75tn payment systems industry, which must now respond within 90 days.
There are many financial frauds that directly target customers, such as phishing emails and phone- and text-based scams. However, among the biggest growth areas are impersonation and deception scams where fraudsters hack into someone’s email account and then pose as the builder, solicitor, landscape gardener or other tradesperson that the consumer has legitimately employed. Typically, the victim receives an invoice via email, which does not rouse suspicion because they were expecting it. It looks authentic and is usually for the correct amount – however, unbeknown to the consumer, the bank account number and sort code have been changed to those of the fraudster.
This is what happened to the Fishers, from north-west London. Last October they received a genuine invoice for building work that was being carried out, then what appeared to be a follow-up email from the same firm with a fresh invoice attached that included “our new banking details”. The couple duly paid the requested £25,000, and while it quickly emerged they had been scammed, by the time the bank that operated the account used to accept their money was alerted, the cash had been withdrawn.
Almost a year after the incident, they have yet to recover a penny of their money. Sarah Fisher, a record label manager, told the Guardian this week that the police had identified the fraudster as someone living in Denmark. As a result, the case was “not being progressed” and had effectively come to a halt.
She added: “We took it to the financial ombudsman, who said that Barclays [which operated the account] had not behaved improperly.” However, she said their MP, Tulip Siddiq, had said the case raised important issues and intended to pursue the matter in parliament.
Victims conned in this way currently have no legal right to get their money back from their bank, said Which?. Banks typically refuse to refund customers on the basis that they made the payment voluntarily. However, Which? said: “Consumers can only protect themselves so far. People cannot be expected to detect complex scams pressuring them to transfer money immediately, or lookalike bills from their solicitor or builder.”
The organisation said banks had invested in security systems to detect and prevent fraud where they were liable to reimburse the victim, but added: “There aren’t sufficient checks if someone is tricked into transferring money directly to another person’s account.”
Which? said it wanted the regulators to formally investigate the scale of bank transfer fraud and how much it was costing consumers, and propose new measures and greater liability for banks to ensure consumers are better protected.
The Payment Systems Regulator confirmed that it had received the supercomplaint and said it would examine the evidence Which? had supplied and gather its own, “to build a clearer picture of the issue and decide a course of action”.
Possible outcomes might include regulatory action, a review or a referral of the complaint to another body.
It was a slow start to winter, but the cold weather has finally arrived with a vengeance. So watch out: That means dry and itchy skin is on its way, brought on by challenging conditions outdoors and in the home.
“The humidity drops as it gets colder, which takes a toll on your skin,” explains Katy Burris, MD, a dermatologist with Northwell Health Physician Partners (formerly North Shore-LIJ Medical Group). “On top of that, artificial heat in our homes also tends to be drying, as well. When skin gets dry, it gets tiny micro-cracks and fissures -- which can become itchy due to inflammation.”
But changing up your daily skincare routine, even just slightly, can help protect you against winter dryness. Follow these three steps all season long to help your outer layer stay soft, smooth and free from itching and irritation.
1. Keep your showers short.
Bathing can strip away skin’s natural oils, so it’s important not to overdo it. “I recommend no more than one shower per day, no longer than 10 minutes -- with warm water, not hot,” says Burris. (If you're used to long, steamy sessions, set a timer and gradually work your way down to the 10-minute mark.)
Skip the washcloth, which can make itchy skin worse. When you get out of the shower, pat yourself dry with your towel -- no scrubbing or rubbing.
2. Pack away your lotion.
“Creams and ointments are more moisturizing than lotions, so I tell my patients to save the lotion for summer months and use something heavier and richer for the wintertime,” says Burris.
Fragrances, especially artificial ones, can irritate skin, so Burris recommends choosing a product that’s unscented. Some that she finds particularly effective are Cetaphil and Aveeno creams, as well as Aquaphor ointment. (If you don't like the feel of ointment on your skin, she says, at least use it on your lips to prevent chapping and cracking.)
Whatever you choose, slather it on immediately after you get out of the shower, while your skin is still damp. “This will help lock in the moisture,” says Burris, “and it will help you make moisturizing part of your daily routine.”
Indoor heating strips moisture from the air, so consider getting a humidifier for your bedroom; run it while you sleep throughout the months your heat is on. “It will replace some of the moisture that's lacking in the air, and that will be reflected in how your skin looks and feels,” says Burris. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to keep the humidifier clean and prevent the growth of bacteria or mold. Not interested in investing in a humidifier? Setting a dish of water on your radiator can deliver similar results.
It's also important to replace moisture from the inside out. Be sure to drink liquids throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Yes, coffee and tea count (just go easy on the cream and sugar). When it comes to keeping your skin comfortable, you can't go wrong with water -- it provides hydration without the extra calories.