Job ID: R0026814
Date Posted: Aug 24, 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
Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.
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.
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.
What you’ll be doing
The purpose of this role is to perform financial accounting tasks including Accounts Payable, Expense Reimbursements and Bank Statements processing and ensuring its compliance with Accounting Policies, J-SOX and Internal Procedures.
The role will interact with Hitachi employees, Finance, FP&A and Controllership teams, suppliers, external and internal auditors and banks.
The role is also responsible for identifying continuous improvement initiatives to drive process efficiency and effectiveness.
Ensure that all financial transactions are completed in an accurate and timely manner. The tasks include:
Accounts Payable (AP) - Invoice processing, both PO and non-PO related:
Non-PO: Invoice coding and distribution.
PO: Invoice matching and Issue Resolution
Invoice payment processing
Propose AP related accruals as part of the month end close
Vendor Master Data management
Employee T&E expenses processing:
Receive and check travel expenses of employees, book and prepare payment adhering to the travel policy and local tax considerations
Bank Statement processing including bank account reconciliations
Selected Journal Vouchers processing
Selected Balance Sheet accounts reconciliations
Support internal and external audits
Participate in cross functional projects
Initiate and contribute to process improvements
Maintain internal control system (ICS) to check/document proper outcome of processes
What you bring to the team
We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision. The role is remote based.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and background:
+1 year experience in Accounts Payable or financial accounting
Master in finance or bachelor degree would be an asset
A knowledge of European language would be an asset
Computer literate, MS Office, especially Excel
High level of accuracy / attention to detail
Continuous Improvement mindset and experience
Takes ownership/Willing to learn
Working in a dynamic and learning environment
Team player attitude
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
Employee Capital Plan
Voluntary Benefits including:
Annual Leave Bonus
Educational Assistance Programme
Long Service Awards