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Accountant, Consolidations

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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job ID: R0029684
Date Posted: Jan 3, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Consolidations Accountant works within the global finance team to consolidate, analyze, and  report financial information using analytical processes to forecast and budget consolidated financial information.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Consolidation and analysis of financial statements each month, including:
    • Receiving and loading trial balances to consolidation system
    • Analyzing consolidation to ensure accuracy
    • Posting top level consolidating journal entries
  • Support the cost accounting and capital spending processes on a (US) local and (global) consolidated basis
  • Areas of focus include reporting of financial, supplemental, and operational data; analysis of results and forecasts; systems consolidation; supporting operational initiatives; and implementing process improvements
  • Analyze price, volume, mix, foreign exchange rate, and cost drivers
  • Work with the management team to monitor actual spending versus the monthly forecast and annual budget
  • Develop, maintain and improve reporting of key metrics and financial reports for the management team
  • Support internal audit, external audit and other outside reviews
  • Lead and/or support special projects as needed



  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting
  • CPA preferred

Professional experience:

  • 5-7 years total relevant experience; manufacturing experience preferred
  • 2-5 years international business experience; global consolidations experience preferred
  • 1-3 years of public accounting experience preferred
  • Ability to identify weaknesses or gaps in processes and develop, implement and monitor solutions
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical skills, with the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and deliverables
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have the ability to build and utilize complex models
  • SAP experience a plus
  • OneStream and/or Hyperion experience a plus
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting, ability to speak a foreign language, and/or work with foreign currencies a plus
  • Successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate up, down and across all levels of the organization
  • Successful candidate must be able to respond to a fast paced, results oriented, rapidly changing environment

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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