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Country Finance Manager BeNeLux

Location: Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Job ID: R0027496
Date Posted: Aug 7, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Executive
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Country Finance Manager Benelux

We are looking for a Country Finance Manager Hitachi Energy Benelux. You will be the senior business partner from a country perspective reporting to the Country Managing Director Benelux. In your role you will be supporting the CMD and the local Frontend sales organizations in the order growth. You will also execute Local Business Finance Manager tasks and as such ensure that all local cross-business-specific finance and fiduciary requirements are met and complied with.

You can be based in either Belgium or The Netherlands, working from our offices in Rotterdam, Zaventem and Jumet. This is a hybrid role where partly working from your home-office is also possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business partner to the Country Managing Director.
  • Local speaking partner towards global CFO organization and acting as the Senior Finance representative in the countries.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable fiduciary finance requirements and oversees compliance with local statutory GAAP, local reporting, legal and tax requirements, with support provided by the internal organizations, Common Shared Service center (CSS) and financial & Planning Center of Expertise (CoE).
  • Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Supporting Corporate and global functions as required in developing financial and tax strategies and acquisitions, due diligence, and negotiations at a country level.
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and representing Hitachi Energy locally (focusing on external stakeholders, including for e.g., local authorities, multi-lateral organizations) and actively manages partnerships and external stakeholders.
  • Build strong and productive relationships with key customers at a senior level.
  • Support global CFO organization with local talent development & functional competence.

 What we expect from You:

  • Strategic thinker with strong planning skills and high level of business acumen and at the same time very hands on if needed.
  • Financial management experience in a large size international company.
  • Experience working as a CFM for a mid to large size company ideally in Belgium or/and in the Netherlands  Knowledge of Belgian and Dutch GAAP, and local fiduciary rules and regulations.
  • Confident communicator with well-developed internal stakeholder management skills. Excellent team player with strong collaboration with both internally and externally stakeholders (customers, tax authorities, government institutions, associations, auditors, etc.).
  • Strong people leadership skills, ability to lead and coach team.
  • Ability to take responsibility for driving local/regional/global projects end to end.
  • Self-driven with strong organizational skills and ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent English, Dutch and French skills: both written and spoken.
  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration

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