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Akasaka Audit LLC/Akasaka International Accounting Co., Ltd./Akasaka Tax Corporation

Our Professionals

As a professional team, we sincerely accommodate clients’ needs.

It is our biggest advantage to have a wide range of unique professional team members
who have a deep understanding of specialist fields such as audit or taxation matters.

In addition to demonstrating individual ability in making use of their accumulated specialist knowledge,
all of them often join forces in an all-out effort to surmount the common subject.

With the deeper,wider and flexible organizational framework,
we will deliver high-quality services to meet various kinds of clients’ needs.

Tsutomu Ikeda
Tsutomu Ikeda
Certified Public Accountant / Licensed Tax Accountant
Representative partner

I aim to be relied on
as a company “doctor”.

While having worked at Price waterhouse Coopers, he was responsible for the auditing of banks, securities companies and nonbank financial institutions.

At the same time, he experienced extensive consulting services as well.

After having joined the current office, he is in charge of accounting audit as well as consulting/supporting in related to the corporate realignment, business revitalization and M&A deal for the clients mainly such as financial institution/investing institution.

Certified Public Accountant

Licensed Tax Accountant

Business charge duties
Representative, Akasaka Audit LLC
Career Background
1994Graduated from Kansai University, Faculty of Commerce
1995Price waterhouse Coopers
1999Registered as Certified Public Accountant
2008Akasaka Audit LLC
Yoshinari Kitabayashi
Yoshinari Kitabayashi
Licensed Tax Accountant / Partner

I am pleased to support the clients in terms of accounting,
taxation services and financial perspectives.

While having worked at Shinsei Bank Ltd., he was responsible for financing related services (in charge of financing and financing examination).

Moreover, he experienced the trading business of Treasury bill.

After having joined the current office, he is engaged in company research in related to business revitalization/M&A as well as advisory service for accounting/taxation matters.

Licensed Tax Accountant

Career Background
1991Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics
1991The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (Current Shinsei Bank)
2008Akasaka Audit LLC
2009Registered as Licensed Tax Accountant
Kazuya Arakawa
Kazuya Arakawa
Certified Public Accountant / Partner

I aim to provide integrated service beyond the specific business field.

While having worked at Financial Department of Price waterhouse Coopers and Arata Audit Corporation Financial Industry Group, he was responsible for accounting audit for mega banks, government-managed financial institutions and domestic/international financial institutions.

Furthermore, he took part in the consulting service in compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act for major city bank group.

After having joined the current office, he is in charge of accounting audit, consulting for the IFRS adoption, consulting for the Japanese version of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and consulting/internal control supporting service for companies in preparation for going public.

Certified Public Accountant

Career Background
1997Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Economics
2001Price waterhouse Coopers
2005Registered as Certified Public Accountant
2006Price waterhouse Coopers Arata Audit Corporation
2008Akasaka Audit LLC
Tomotake Kurosaki
Tomotake Kurosaki
Certified Public Accountant / US CPA / Partner

Based on the trustable relationship,
I aim to maintain the long-term association with the clients.

While having worked at Price waterhouse Coopers, he was responsible for accounting audit for domestic/international financial institutions, nonbank financial institutions and SPC as well as various consulting service such as Megabank USGAAP Convergence and business revitalization.

After having left Price waterhouse Coopers, he joined K.K.daVinci Advisors to be engaged in the investment business field as a responsible staff of fund management for the listed/unlisted companies.

After having joined the current office, he is in charge of accounting audit, IFRS adoption consulting, Financial Due Diligence (FDD), calculation of stock prices and other consulting business.

Certified Public Accountant

US CPA

Authorized member of the Securities Analysts Association
of Japan

Business charge duties
President, Akasaka International Accounting Co., Ltd.
Career Background
1997Graduated from Waseda University,
Faculty of Politics and Economics
1997UEDA TANSHI Co., Ltd.
2000Chuo Aoyama Audit Corporation
2005K.K.daVinci Advisors
2009Akasaka Audit LLC
Norifumi Hayashi
Norifumi Hayashi
Certified Public Accountant / Partner

As a professional, I aim to deliver the impressive service beyond the client’s expectation.

While having worked at Price waterhouse Coopers, he was engaged in accounting audit for the domestic domestic/international financial institutions, moreover, USGAAP Convergence and other various consulting services. In addition to that, he has an experience to lead the project in terms of the compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes - Oxley Act (SOX) for major city banks in managing the SOX compliance team as a project manager.

Furthermore, after having joined the current office, he is in charge of accounting audit, IFRS adoption consulting for mainly listed companies, consulting for the Japanese version of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, restructuring, succession of a business and IPO supporting.

Certified Public Accountant

Authorized member of the Securities Analysts Association
of Japan

Career Background
2000Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Economics
2000Price waterhouse Coopers
2003Registered as Certified Public Accountant
2008Akasaka Audit LLC
Kenzo Yamamoto
Kenzo Yamamoto
Certified Public Accountant / Partner

Putting myself in my clients’ place,
I always try to anticipate their needs.

While having worked at Price waterhouse Coopers, he was responsible for accounting audit and the liquidation supporting for
domestic/international securities companies and investment fund.

After having joined the current office, he is in charge of various fields such as accounting audit, IFRS adoption consulting, equity
financing by financial institutions, optional evaluation for the PIPEs investment by investment fund and Third-Party evaluation/advising in accordance with the financing for the venture capital/venture business.

Certified Public Accountant

Career Background
2001Graduated from Tokyo University, Department of Agriculture
2000Price waterhouse Coopers
2004Registered as Certified Public Accountant
2008Akasaka Audit LLC
Written Works/Seminar
"Evaluation and Strategy for Starting-Business Plan as well as Evaluation
and Reality of the Optional Assets in terms of Accounting Practice"
(at The Japan Association of Real Options and Strategy; June 2008)
"Practical points to remember in terms of the reclassification of securities
by the holding purpose"
(Junkan Keiri Jouhou; January 2009)