I believe in going where nobody has gone before. As times change, we must think outside the box, move forward and tackle problems with an enterprising spirit and sense of purpose.

Kazunari Iwaya

Associate Partner, Ernst & Young Business Partner Co., Ltd.

Values time with his family above all else. Loves sports, both as a player and a spectator. Never misses his morning glass of green juice and weekend run.

Kazunari joined Ernst & Young Business Partner Co., Ltd. as an associate partner in May 2021. His last position, which he held for 20 years, was as a partner in an accounting firm that provides outsourcing services for multinational corporations.

Kazunari spent six years working for a major department store before making a career change in 1997. His new career in accounting has encompassed many different services — accounting, payroll processing, taxation, auditing, staff services and more — for clients ranging from self-employed businesspeople to global corporations headquartered in Japan and overseas.

Kazunari has a wealth of practical experience, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) conversion and creating financial documents, such as annual reports and financial statements for company prospectuses, in English. 

He is registered as a certified public accountant in the US (New Hampshire) and a chartered accountant in Singapore.

Kazunari graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Business and Commerce.

Building a better working world

“It is of paramount importance to take a broad view and make sure you are not focusing only on immediate payoffs, not only in business but in all areas of life. If you do this, you will be able to take a more flexible approach, your ideas will be better, you will be more analytical, and it will be easy to gain new values. I am open to various opinions, striving to be someone others trust, and always considering the greater good.”

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