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Senior Project Controller

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Job ID: R0016173
Date Posted: Mar 2, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Honolulu JV
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Excited to grow your career at Hitachi?

HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Project 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 Honolulu, HI.

  • Accountabilities

    • Analyze financial results and monitoring the budgeting & forecast control cycle. Doing so you will be identifying potential financial risk areas and supporting the implementation of risk mitigating activities;
    • Close teamwork with the Project Management team being involved in all the economic and financial activities;
    • Actively participate in the monthly /quarterly / yearly closing process, in coordination with the Finance & Project Management teams within the factory, but also in alignment with other actors;
    • Ensuring all commercial & financial reporting on monthly basis during the project phases, signalizing issues and opportunities;
    • Driving the optimization of project cash flow and revenues while maintaining the accuracy of the project balance sheet, income statement and monthly/quarterly forecast;
    • Coordinating all financial aspects of the project, including estimate at completion and related cost-to-complete, forecasted revenues and cash flow and risk and opportunities assessments, as well as ensuring alignment with other functions including project controls and planning/scheduling;
    • Contract Management and Financial involvement with the Project Manager team and the Sales colleagues during project execution (eg. commenting T&Cs, review of offer calculations.
    • Supporting adherence to corporate governance, integrity, assurance, internal control, group charter and business-specific finance directives and instructions;
    • Ensuring compliance with internal guidelines/procedures.

    Required Skills & Experience

    • Solid experience as Project Controller;
    • Five years of relevant experience;
    • Bachelor or Master Degree (Engineering, Accounting or Finance;
    • Experience in the area of Project Controlling and Contract Management, such as customer contract analysis, commenting contracts, project cost and margin analysis and/or project cost calculations;
    • Experience in revenue recognition and understanding how the free-cash-flow of the company is composed / can be further improved;
    • Knowledge on claim management, forecasting the main variances to analyze and predict the closing results of the projects themselves;
    • Knowledge of Project Management basis;
    • Experience with SAP (especially CO) is highly desirable;
    • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Office (focus on Excel and Outlook);
    • Outstanding attention to detail, accuracy and ability to multitask;
    • Have a real passion and enthusiasm for deal management in complex project;
    • Proactivity;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment, result oriented approach, proactivity, autonomy and open mind;
    • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Flexibility and adaptability according to specific requirements;
    • Team Player, looking to add value to the organization and being well trusted partner of the colleagues and/or of the Management;
    • Available for short business travels.


    Bachelor’s Degree


    English Proficiency

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