Marek Lehocky 

President, CEO

 

Marek brings a wealth of experience growing and managing 70+ consultant outsourced business services and business consulting company assisting over 200 foreign companies and participating in some of the major projects in the financial sector in Japan prior to establishing ProWorks Group in 2007. Before arriving in Japan, he had played important role in major M&A, foreign investment and privatization projects in Slovakia including setting up operations and factory for a 3,300 employee manufacturer from Japan, privatization of the two main banks and insurance houses and establishment of a number of small successful new business ventures. 

Education: 

University of Hawai`i USA, Keio University Tokyo Japan - MBA (Management, Finance & Accounting)

University of Comenius, Bratislava Slovakia – MA Intercultural Communication and Japanese Studies 

School of Technical Engineering, Martin Slovakia – Technical Engineering

Languages: English – Fluent, Japanese - Fluent

 

Marek Lehocky LinkedIn Profile here

 

 

Kevin Edwards-Yano

Japan Director, Partner
FCA Fellow  Chartered Accountant-
英国勅許会計士

 

Kevin is a qualified chartered accountant from the UK, with over 10 years of experience in Japan. Before arriving in Japan, he spent 3 years working for a Big 4 professional services firm doing audits of financial institutions, and gaining his Chartered Accountancy license.  In Japan, he has managed the Accounting and Tax Group of a business process outsourcing firm responsible for over 50 foreign companies with operations in Japan. Kevin has also worked at a Japanese audit firm where he was responsible for the local audits of foreign owned companies requiring audit in Japan.  Kevin is also supporting a number of private Japanese companies looking to IPO in foreign markets, assisting them with the preparation of financial information under IFRS, legal and financial due diligence, and development of financial reporting procedures.

Education: 

London School of Economics – BSc Accounting & Finance 

Qualifications:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, 英国勅許会計士

Languages: English – Native, Japanese – Business Level

 

Kevin Edwards LinkedIn Profile here


 

Takashi Matsumura

Senior Manager - Business Support Services


Takashi is a Certified Public Accountant, with experiences in Big 4 audit firm, Consulting,  totally more than 20 years in Accounting field.

Education: 
Keio-Gijyuku University, Major in Law

Qualifications:

Certified Public Accountant (Japan)

Languages: Japanese – Native, English – Business Level



Matthew Harvey 

Japan Director, Partner (ProWorks TEC)
IT and Project Management Services 

 

Coming from an Engineering and QA background, Matthew started his IT career over 18 years ago as a Systems Administrator for one of Australia’s largest ISP’s and soon moved on to working all over APAC supporting and training mobile operators on planning applications, databases, operating systems and associated systems. Following his move to Japan over 12 years ago he worked for one of Japans largest construction and infrastructure companies where he implemented telephony, wireless, VoD, VoIP, security and many other systems ranging from SME’s to carrier grade levels giving him a wide range of experience and contacts in the Japan market.
Matthew is always searching for new and effective ways to enhance both IT and business processes in general as well as providing personal and tailored solutions.

Education: 

St. George Technical and Further Education - Mechanical Engineering

 

Qualifications:

ISO 9000 series auditor
Cisco CCNP
Solaris Certified Administrator
Windows MCSE
 

Languages: English – Native, Japanese – Fluent

 

Matthew Harvey LinkedIn Profile here


 

Azusa Tanikawa 

Special Certified Social and Labor Expert, 特定社会保険労務士

Role: Payroll Supervision, HR, Social & Labor Insurance Compliance Practise

 

Azusa is a bilingual social and labor insurance expert with the highest specialized certification available in Japan for this area. Azusa brings in over 15 of years of experience supporting foreign companies operating in Japan with their HR functions, payroll processing, social and labor insurance matters as well as complex HR and labor law consulting. Azusa is also one of the leading members of the Association of certified social insurance experts in Japan.

Certification: Special Certified Social and Labor Expert, 特定社会保険労務士

Languages: Japanese – Native, English – Business Level

 


 

Chikashi Ozawa                                                                                           
Certified Tax Attorney (Japan), 税理士 

Role: Tax Compliance, Review and Consulting - primary

 

Chikashi is a bilingual and experienced tax accountant with 19 years of JPN tax experience both as a tutor and examiner for the Tax Accountant and in practice working over 16 years in senior tax accountant roles including E&Y for over 7 year in Tokyo particularly being in charge of general and annual tax compliance of small to mid-size domestic and international corporations operating in Japan. 

Languages: Japanese – Native, English – Business Level



Tomonari Iwasaki
US CPA, 米国公認会計士
Client Relationship Manager

Focuses on business development and client relationship management.
Formerly of Ernst Young Shinnihon with professional experience in commercial industries as Controller and Finance Manager

Education: 
University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.B.A, Master of Accounting
Rikkyo University, BA in Economics

Languages: English – Fluent, Japanese – Native

 

Yuichi Tsutsumi 

Certified Tax Attorney (Japan), 税理士 

Role: Tax Compliance, Support – second opinion

 

Yuichi is a seasoned Certified Tax Accountant with 25 years of experience in assisting clients in Big4 (PWC and E&Y) and private sector (GS Realty, etc) both in Japan and abroad in the areas of accounting and tax compliance.  With his professional background and international experience Yuichi provides an invaluable link between foreign requirements and Japanese compliance.

Education:

Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan - MBA

Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan - BA in Accounting

Certification: Certified Tax Attorney (Japan), 税理士 

Languages: Japanese – Native, Mandarin - Business Level, Fluent  English – Business Level, Fluent