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Front Office Senior Finance Specialist

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0035097
Date Posted: Oct 26, 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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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General Information:

Reporting to the Common Shared Services (CSS) Front Office Manager, you will be responsible for providing support to the management of the CSS FO Canada organization driving Hitachi Energy’s vision of a world class Accounting Center.

In this role you will be acting as a key support to Hitachi Energy by demonstrating leadership, and ensuring open and transparent communication among the key stakeholders (e.g. Controllers, Management, Group, etc.).


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work on the Reiwa General Accounting Implementation (testing, validation and implementation of new S4HANA system).

  • Manage assigned internal controls.

  • Enforcing Hitachi Group Accounting Standards, compliance with Hitachi’s Accounting and Reporting Guidelines, IFRS and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and Accounting.

  • General Accounting responsibilities and tasks.

  • Update business leaders on key metrics and action plans that impact financials and the day-to-day accounting operation.

  • Analyze and reconcile accounts, prepare and process adjusting/correcting journal entries, verify and approve journal entries.

  • Lead the month-end huddles and participates in month end close process.

  • Act as a liaison with internal and external auditors.

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

  • Drive harmonization and standardization in Canada in line with Group solutions and best practices. Actively work towards the goal of harmonized and standardized processes throughout the Group.

  • Drive cross-functional accounting projects seeking standardization and centralization of accounting activities seeking process efficiency, mitigation of risks and cost control.

  • Support and participate in safety, compliance, business ethics, Group Charter, communications, and other related activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or Finance and Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience.

  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.

  • Experience with management of internal and external auditors.

  • Knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting and internal control procedures.

  • Knowledge of IFRS.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and French).

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA, or similar credential.

  • Experience of Team lead or Chief accountant.

  • Large, global company experience.

  • Experience within Shared Service environment.

  • SAP experience as end user.

  • Proven experience with cross functional projects.

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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