Masanao Goto Audit & Assurance, Partner

Masanao Goto

Masanao started his career at Asahi Audit Corporation (currently “KPMG AZSA LLC”). Mainly engaged in auditing of listed companies and referral auditing.

In July 2012, he joined Ark Audit Corporation (currently “ARK LLC”) and served as a Partner from July 2014 to August 2019. During his tenure as a Partner, he was involved in the auditing of listed companies as an Executive Partner as well as in the referral audits of Kreston Global network firms. He was also involved in FAS work and advisory services for financial closings at an independent consulting firm.

He joined Forvis Mazars in July 2021. His main areas of expertise include manufacturing, food & beverage, healthcare business, and trading company. He is also a part-time lecturer at a university.

Sector experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Food & beverage
  • Healthcare business
  • Trading company

Expertise areas

  • Statutory audit based on Financial Instruments and Exchange Act., Companies Act., and PCAOB standard
  • Voluntary audit and other assurance services
  • Accounting advisory service for conversion to IFRS and USGAAP based financials
  • Advisory services for subsidiaries of Japanese companies located overseas


Language capabilities include Japanese and English.

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