Shota Oya Head of Audit, Partner
Mazars Audit LLC, General Representative Partner and CEO
Mazars Japan, Head of Audit and Global Japan Desk partner
Shota Oya is an Audit & Advisory partner of Mazars Group in Japan and the representative partner of Mazars Audit LLC. Prior to joining Mazars, Shota had been one of audit partners of Grant Thornton Taiyo LLC for 11 years, and his total career as professional CPA has been reached approximately 25 years, including his career in E&Y for 4 years.
Shota has working experiences in auditing and other assurance services, in providing advisory services including due diligence, valuation and other management consulting. He also has experiences in tax return preparation and tax consulting services. Clients he has served vary from large public companies to small subsidiaries of foreign company and special purpose vehicles (SVPs). He has worked as Partner, head of Japanese Business Practice in Grant Thornton Thailand, providing audits, tax and other advisory services to Japanese companies in Thailand and other ASEAN countries in 2015-2017.
Shota also wrote many books and articles relating to accounting and taxation of stock options, IFRS, SPVs. He was also a guest professor of accounting at Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School of Professional Accountancy 2008-2013. He was teaching IFRS and new accounting standards there.
Shota’s experience has mostly been with the following industries
- Real estate
- Financial Services / Asset Management
- Renewables and infrastructures
Shota’s expertise areas are more specifically;
- Statutory audit, Financial Instruments Act., Company Act. etc.
- Voluntary audit and other assurance services.
- Transaction support and financial due diligence, valuation services
- Advisory services for the Japanese companies in ASEAN countries.