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Finance Business Partner Team Lead DACH 80-100% (f/m/d)

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: R0031918
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, as One-Finance we are committed to be a trusted partner providing relevant insights, while ensuring excellence and compliance in our operations enabled by our talented people and digital core.

We are seeking for our Finance Shared Services Front Office for the DACH region a Finance Business Partner Team Lead who is leading our Accounts Payable, Travel and Accounts Receivable teams and business partnering activities.

In this role you will report to the Front Office Manager DACH and provide advice and key support to the business regarding Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Credit, as well as Global Travel Services (GTS) matters. You will lead the Front Office teams for Accounts Payable, GTS and Accounts Receivable & Credit and ensure an efficient and high-quality service delivery. As part of the global Finance Common Shared Services function, you will closely cooperate with our centers in Krakow and Bangalore.

This is a temporary position till end of March 2025 and can be based in Mannheim, Germany or Baden, Switzerland.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead cross-country teams who manage Source2Pay (Accounts Payable & Travel-related) and Quote2Cash (Accounts-Receivable & Credit-related tasks) in the DACH Front Office

  • Foster business partnering concept and manage relationship with business stakeholders in the DACH region. Communicate process updates and changes, deliver trainings as needed and solve complex issues.

  • Ensure process compliance with Group and Statutory (e. g. Tax) standards, regulations, and guidelines on local GAAP and IFRS accounting policies

  • Oversight of local Accounts Payable, Travel, and Accounts Receivable incl. Credit processes in DACH Front Office

  • Commit to customer focus and customer satisfaction to ensure business partners are provided the service levels agreed

  • Collaborate closely with Finance Common Shared Services centers regarding AP and AR matters

  • Support deployment of global projects, e. g. global ERP transformation project (S/4HANA) roll-out into all DACH-region countries

  • Identify and realize opportunities for continuous improvement initiatives

  • Support internal and external audits as needed

  • Understand internal controls framework and execution of relevant tasks

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in accounting or other finance discipline. Master’s degree is a plus.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Finance roles, preferable Accounting-specific and already having managed local teams. Experience of working in a Shared Service Center organization is a plus. Experience in both Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables & Credit is a strong plus.

  • Knowledge of IFRS and statutory accounting rules

  • Experience with leading projects and continuous improvement initiatives

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills (German and English)

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving competencies, with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong knowledge of SAP and MS Office

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