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Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italia
Job ID: R0013894
Date Posted: Oct 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated GROUP COST CENTER CONTROLLER who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Naples, Italy.

Who We Are


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


Partner with the business in order to understand the drivers of efficiency for all non-project costs in the company. 

  • Consistently monitor progress against assigned targets. Always striving to reduce costs without impacting effectiveness. 
  • Provide consistent reporting to business management reporting results and identifying risks and opportunities. 
  • Drive process within the business, always focussed on cost efficiency.
  • Ensure coordination with, and manage the interdependencies, within all groups of CFO function for financial closing activities. 
  • Own, manage and support the cost centres analysis for different scenario (Actual, Budget, Forecast, Rolling)
  • Elaborate the standard hourly rate (overhead part) and consolidate & analyze the hourly rate including the labor part (Planus methodology)
  • Support the budget and forecast process through the different levels of operations

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • From 5 years of experience
  • Knowledge SAP( BW/ SAP S4H /BPC) and Hyperion tools
  • Skills in process / project management 
  • Analytical accounting expertise
  • Proactive approach
  • Knowledge of accounting methodologies
  • Knowledge in Project Cost Control 
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills,DBMS (SQL) , Access, Power BI , tools of Business Intelligence
  • Highly numerical, analytical whilst focused on owning the detail, maintaining an appreciation of the bigger picture.
  • Experience owning cost centres in a matrix environment from a finance perspective and able to act as a trusted peer and partner to “Heads of departments” to manage budgeting and spend


Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Previous experience in a global environment
  • Previous experience gained in a global corporate in the manufacturing or other long-term project based industries (Infrastructure, Construction, Mining etc).
  •  Experience in recharge cost absorption environments


Bachelors of Economics/Business Administration or like degree.


Fluent Knowledge of English (written & spoken).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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