Japan Business Network (JBN) - Australia

We guide Japanese companies to success.

To meet the needs of Japanese companies in increasingly international markets like Australia, PwC Australia has established the Japan Service Desk (JSD). The JSD is a network of bilingual, Japanese- and English-speaking professional staff who share the ultimate goal of helping Japanese businesses succeed across all lines of service. By cooperating closely with our colleagues in the PwC Japan Group as well as leveraging our strong connections with government and academia, we strive to deliver seamless, high quality services.

Introduction of Japanese Business Services

Our Major Services

Audit and assurance

We work together with PwC offices in Japan and around the world to provide services including financial audits, risk management, regulatory and compliance response, internal audit outsourcing and much more.

  • Audits of internal controls

  • Audits of financial statements

  • Financial reporting advisory

  • Governance, risk management and compliance (including for financial institutions)

  • Internal audits

  • Third-party evaluation services

  • Support for overseas business expansion

  • CFO advisory services


We provide comprehensive Australian taxation advice for Japanese companies that are already operating in Australia as well as new market entrants. We also provide Japanese taxation advice together with the PwC Japan Group.

  • Tax compliance support

  • Advice and documentation support for transfer pricing

  • Tax due diligence and tax risk assessment

  • M&A- and restructuring-related tax consulting

  • Tax governance consulting

  • Technology solutions

  • Advice and support for government grants and incentives


We have a wealth of experience in advising Japanese entities on the complete lifecycle of their investments in Australia, from initial investment including foreign investment approvals and entity establishment, to M&A and complex contractual negotiations, ongoing regulatory and corporate compliance, and eventual divestment negotiations and completion support.

  • Corporate advisory

    • M&A and joint ventures

    • International business reorganisations

    • IPOs and other matters related to capital markets

    • Private equity

    • Funds and financial services and products

    • Intellectual property rights

  • Regulatory and technology

    • Regulatory investigations and enforcement

    • Merger clearance

    • Consumer law

    • Foreign investment approvals

    • Cybersecurity

    • Privacy, data protection and data commercialisation

  • Projects and finance

    • Infrastructure and capital projects

    • Renewable energy projects

    • Real estate

    • Project finance

    • Property finance

    • Acquisition and leveraged finance

    • Structured and asset finance

    • Corporate finance

  • Workplace law

    • Workplace reform management

    • Workplace health and safety

    • Wage trust (compliance with Australia’s complex minimum wage and award obligations)

Deals advisory

Our deals team, led by professionals from Japan, provides support for Japanese companies seeking to engage in M&A projects in Australia, from market research through to execution and post deal support. We also provide support in the areas of business recovery and management improvement.

  • Support for market research, target identification and testing market appetite

  • Transaction support

  • Financial modelling and valuation

  • Due diligence

  • Business recovery services

  • Post-M&A support


Our teams of industry-based professionals provide cross-border solutions and insights to help you address issues related to strategy, digital transformation, and risk and regulation.

  • Corporate, public policy, and economic strategy

  • Customer and experience strategy

  • M&A strategy and support services

  • Insight analytics

  • The Difference

  • Transformation

  • Digital ops and automation

  • Cloud platforms

  • Enterprise applications

  • Cyber and identity services

  • Forensics

  • Actuarial services

  • Risk analytics

Outsourced CFO service

Our Outsourced CFO service provides access to a wide-reaching finance function. Depending on your needs, we can serve as your finance function or supplement your existing finance team. We provide subsidiaries of foreign multinationals with support, experience, insights and access to our global PwC network. Working with us means knowing your finance function is being managed safely and competently.

Our solution is cost-effective. You won’t have to deal with the recruitment processes or the commitment of having full time employees. Our services can also be scaled up and down as your business changes.

  • Bookkeeping and financial reporting

  • Management reporting and group consolidation reporting

  • Payroll services

  • Tax compliance and advice

  • Budgeting and forecasting

  • Company establishment and more

Australia JBN Members

Country Leader

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L17, One International Towers Sydney, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Tel: 61-2-8266-0000

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L19, 2 Riverside Quay Southbank VIC 3006
Tel: 61-3-8603-1000

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Level 23, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Tel: 61-7-3257-5000

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Brookfield Place Level 15, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, GPO Box D198, Perth WA 6840
Tel: 61-8-9238-3000

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