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ANZ Finance Analyst

Location: Sydney Australia
Job ID: 1025573HV
Date Posted: Dec 6, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Finance

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We're Hitachi Vantara, a global infrastructure business. Our people are the force of meaningful progress. We enable the incredible with data - from taking theme park fans on magical rides, conserving natural resources, protecting rainforests to saving lives. We empower businesses to automate, optimize and advance innovation. Together, we create a sustainable future for all.

Imagine the sheer breadth of talent it takes to inspire the future. We don't expect you to 'fit' every requirement - your life experience, character, perspective, and passion for achieving great things in the world are equally important to us.

The Role

The Finance Analyst is responsible for providing financial insights and financial management of the Australia and New Zealand business. They will be a trusted advisor to the Sales Leadership providing compliant advice and solutions to support business growth and provide finance support on complex deals working closely with sales, operations and legal teams. In addition, this role will provide financial support to various business partners including functional leadership in the ANZ region.


Business Partnership:
  • Trusted advisor to the ANZ business. Providing compliant advice and solutions to support the business using data
  • Preparation and maintenance of the Annual Operating Plan for all business and support groups. Partnering closely with ANZ management, sales, and operational managers
  • End to end financial management across all lines of business

Financial Analysis:
  • Detailed analysis and reporting of actual results against the operating plans, forecasts, and prior years for all lines of business across Australia and New Zealand, explaining all variances and providing detailed insights
  • Prepare P&L projections for MS deal proposals and assist with presenting to senior management in order to enable business decisions on capacity upgrades and/or changes in scope
  • Prepare Quarterly Business Review across all lines of business
  • Build financial models that provide business partners with key information to enable them to drive business and understand trends
  • Assistance with the preparation of special reports or presentations by ANZ management on specific business initiatives or projects
  • Accurate reporting on spend/SG&A (including assignment and management of spend budgets within Country). Provide support and guidance to the business on sales and services compensation plan queries, reviewing high payout calculations and monitor and advise on any exception requests
  • Prepare monthly product revenue and GM forecasts based on sales forecast
  • Work with the APAC Shared Services team on the month end close activities which includes reviewing cost centres and spend trends to ensure all costs are accurately accounted for on a monthly basis
  • Drive & participate in design, implementation, and monitoring of preventative & detective internal controls & related processes in field operations such as sales, procurement and general finance
  • Provide support to the Finance Shared Service Centre and the ANZ business on fixed assets and coding

Risk Management and Deal Support:
  • Support weekly sales forecast, be across all large deals and identify & highlight revenue recognition implications / risks
  • Manage deals from a risk perspective (financial risk):
    • Review and provide guidance on complex and large/significant deals, with the objective to maximise revenue and GM and provide a seamless experience for the sales team whilst ensuring we protect the organisation
    • Seek internal approvals/socialise as appropriate; work with Revenue Performance team especially with regards to IFRS
  • Track recovery of key funded deals to hold Sales teams accountable for investments

What you bring to the team
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant or CPA
  • 1-3+ years' experience post qualification with hands on financial analysis and modelling skills
  • Experience with multi-year, multi-element, capital intensive and complex deal structuring for hardware and software products, product support, professional services, and the outsourcing of these activities
  • Ability to objectively view issues (financial and non-financial issues)
  • Understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and how to apply
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Common sense approach to problem solving with ability to think outside the norm and to follow initiatives through to completion without significant guidance
  • Ability to work well in a variety of different teams
  • Ability to facilitate and influence changes in external groups as well as within your own organisation
  • Good communication & presentation skills (verbal & written)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Championing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are integral to our culture and identity. Diverse thinking, a commitment to allyship, and a culture of empowerment help us achieve powerful results. We want you to be you, with all the ideas, lived experience, and fresh perspective that brings. We support your uniqueness and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our team.

How we look after you

We want to help you take care of your today and tomorrow - at home and at work. Which is why we offer industry-leading benefits that go far beyond compensation. That means support, services, and resources that also take care of your holistic health and wellbeing. We're always looking for new ways of working that bring out our best, which leads to unexpected ideas. Here, you'll experience a sense of belonging, and discover autonomy, freedom, and ownership as you work alongside talented people you enjoy sharing knowledge with. We're also champions of life balance and offer flexible arrangements that work for you (role and location dependent).

About us

We're a global team of innovators. Together, we harness engineering excellence and passion for insight to co-create meaningful solutions to complex challenges. We turn organizations into data-driven leaders that can a make positive impact on their industries and society. If you believe that innovation can inspire the future, this is the place to fulfil your purpose and achieve your potential.

We're proud to say we're an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, age, disability status or any other protected characteristic. Should you need reasonable accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know so that we can do our best to set you up for success.
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