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Financial Accountant (m/f/d)

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Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0012166
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Financial Accountant (m/f/d) - Remote-Hybrid or Home office

Our Company

Since its founding in 1910, Hitachi has supported the development of society and the improvement of people's lives.  Throughout the world, Hitachi Group employees exemplify outstanding teamwork that transcends the boundaries of geographical regions and business fields.  Together, we share the Hitachi group identity and put it into practice worldwide.

Hitachi Global Business Services was formulated to support Hitachi Group Companies grow, global expansion and portfolio optimization. GBS is a strategic partner for transforming and delivering business operations by enabling global, social innovation and maximizing the value that powers One Hitachi. We provide the best employee and customer experience through agile and scalable solutions, enabling optimized enterprise processes and driving continuous improvements, excellence, and innovation.

What you’ll be doing

The purpose of this role is to perform financial accounting activities for European countries.

The role will be responsible for General Ledger accounting and month end close activities and ensuring its compliance with Accounting Policies, J-SOX and Internal Procedures.

You will interact with Finance Managers, Hitachi Treasury Center, FP&A and Controllership teams, Finance Global Business Services teams, external and internal auditors.

The role is also responsible for identifying continuous improvement initiatives to drive process efficiency and effectiveness.

This role will be a mixture of remote-hybrid working with occasional visits to Hitachi’s office in Krakow.

What you bring to the team

We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision.  Some of the skills and experience we look for includes:

Ensure that all financial transactions are completed in an accurate and timely manner. The tasks include:

  • Monthly accruals and prepayments
  • Payroll accounting
  • Journal processing
  • Intercompany accounting
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and problem solving
  • Fixed Assets accounting
  • Initiating and contributing to the improvements of processes
  • Support internal and external audits
  • Support implementation of SAP S/4 HANA


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in finance
  • 1+ years of experience in financial accounting
  • Working knowledge of IFRS and J-SOX
  • Fluent English
  • SAP knowledge would be an asset
  • Computer literate, MS Office, especially Excel
  • High level of accuracy / attention to detail
  • Practical, hands-on mentality, strong delivery attitude
  • Experience in multinational sector preferred
  • Continuous Improvement mindset and experience
  • Team player attitude

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

If, like us, you’re motivated by delivering first class services, thrive in a fast paced and supportive environment and want to help Hitachi to drive social innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

Company Funded Benefits

  • Generous holiday entitlement 
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Capital Plan

Voluntary Benefits including:

  • Annual Leave Bonus
  • Educational Assistance Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • LSA
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