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RTR Team Leader -18 month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0014969
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2023
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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About Hitachi Finance Global Business Services (GBS)

Hitachi Finance Global Business Services was formulated to support Hitachi Group Companies grow, global expansion and portfolio optimization. Finance 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.

About Hitachi Europe (HEU)

You will be dedicated to support the Hitachi Europe Ltd (HEU) which is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Sefton Park, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems.

The Role

You will lead Record to Report team for HEU to ensure the effective operation of HEU business processes and adherence to pre-defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and compliance to audit and regulatory requirements. 

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

You will be also responsible for supporting the implementation of new ERP system S4Hana.


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

  • Support implementation of S4Hana

  • Manage Month end close process and reporting actual results

  • Review and approve balance sheet reconciliations

  • Review and approve payments in banking platforms

  • Provide input into the development of HEU-wide finance policies and processes and ensure that policies are followed

  • Continuously monitor KPI performance and take remedial action where required to ensure performance standards are met. 

  • Ensure that effective personal performance and development reviews are carried out periodically with all team members

  • Support recruitment process

  • Manage E&Y audit and support HEU Internal Audit

  • Respond promptly to queries from stakeholders and take actions to resolve


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in finance

  • Experience in financial accounting processes and working with IFRS principles

  • Leadership experience

  • Fluent English

  • ACCA or CIMA qualification would be an asset

  • Experience of working directly with multiple countries and cultures in a finance capacity

  • SAP knowledge

  • Continuous Improvement mindset and experience

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

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