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Finance Controller

Location: Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Job ID: R0027336
Date Posted: Jul 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Finance Business Partners advise and support the business in areas related to future state financial performance including: Finance consulting and coaching (e.g., interpreting financial results and measures in the context of business operations). Providing forward looking financial insight on market conditions, competitors, and alternative business scenarios. Improving the quality of internal and external financial data to drive business decision making and performance A Specialist Professional (P4) is a recognized subject matter expert in job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Responsibilities typically include: Managing large projects or processes with limited oversight from manager. Coaching, reviewing and delegating work to lower level professionals. Problems faced are difficult and often complex.

Your responsibilities

  • Strategy Planning and Implementation: Serves as key partner to the business in determining the strategy for the area of responsibility, aligning with wider strategy, implementing and making adjustments, if needed.
  • Business Planning and Forecasting: Partner with the HUB Controller to develop both long term and short term financial and operational plan. Oversees the business planning and forecasting process for the area of responsibility and serves as the interface to Local and Global management. Evaluates financial implications of various strategic decisions, builds scenarios and recommends actions.
  • Business Performance: Monitors all financial aspects of the manufacturing and related costs, product costing, operational KPI’s, and provides insight and analysis to support operational decision-making. Identifies issues, and advises management on action plans and operational strategies to resolve. Responsible to drive appropriate cost structure, productivity optimization and capital efficiency. Closely monitors OCF, supply revenues, Operational EBITA % and takes action to improve Net Working Capital.
  • Financial Reporting: Establishes and oversees processes and tools necessary to obtain transparent and reliable financial data and business information. Ensures high quality and compliance of financial data and business information in line with defined standards & financial closing schedules.
  • Internal Controls and Compliance: Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley [SOX], Japan GAAP and all HITACHI Group policies. Taking the lead in sustaining the alignment with Accounting Policy, Internal Controls and Assurance. Ensures transparency in financial reporting and disclosures.
  • Communication with internal stakeholders: Ensure timely, effective and efficient communication with relevant LPG / HBU / COEs, Accounting Center, and other internal customers such as Operations, Sales, Group, Manufacturing Plants, HR, Service, etc. to deliver key messages and identify and discuss areas for improvement.
  • OHS and Integrity: Supports ensuring a safe working environment, continuous HSE improvement processes and integrity
  • performance. Personally, lives the Hitachi values and Group standards.
  • People leadership and development: Ensure that the area of responsibility is organized, staffed and understands his/her role in the organization. Guides, motivates and develops direct/indirect subordinates within HR policies.
  • Risk management: Assesses business risk exposure and defines risk mitigation strategies to reduce impact on business performance in own area of responsibility. Ensures risk management processes are consistently implemented in the LPG. Identify and communicate commercial and financial risks and opportunities from business propositions.

Your background

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or accounting is required pref. Chartered Accountant. 3-5+ years of experience, or alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated performance and results; in the areas of business, finance, operational controlling and accounting.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Controller of a manufacturing unit with strong costing skills.
  • Strong financial manager, structured and results oriented leader with strong analytical and operational controlling skills. Change management experience and strong communication skills.
  • Business oriented mindset to support business development.
  • Strong Microsoft Office/computer skills and Solid SAP knowledge/experience (CO/FI) preferred.
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