Job ID: R0039476
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: HITACHI EUROPE LTD.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Internship
Job Schedule: Full time
** The Start date for this Finance Placement role would be in Summer 2024
Hitachi Social Innovation addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focusing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing and energy.
HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company's business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development - including HR, IT, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, and Business Development.
What you’ll be doing
Hitachi Europe Ltd are currently looking to recruit a Finance Placement on a 12-month fixed-term placement contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to take on real responsibility within a supportive and encouraging business environment, that will provide you with a great foundation for your future career. You will also gain further exposure to the wider Finance teams.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
As part of our commitment to your development, we will be offering a varied and challenging 12-month undergraduate placement. It is a ‘hands-on’ role and you will gain wide-ranging finance exposure.
Specifically, you will assist in these areas:
Monthly internal financial results, close process and month end process.
Quarterly consolidated financial reporting to parent company.
JSOX annual certification of effectiveness of financial reporting controls and statutory financial statements.
Assist with managing an assigned business group (limited complexity) or shared service customer.
Liaising the auditors (Internals and externals) regarding matters relating to the business group
Providing analysis to the finance team to assess actual performance versus forecast and preparing reporting schedules in collaboration with the Financial Planning & Analysis team, Finance team, Manager and Director.
Assist with reporting requirements.
Preparing quarterly and annual forecasts.
Analysing variations against expected results.
Supporting finance and business teams with insights on key input & output performance indicators.
You will learn how Finance supports the various business teams in forecasting and analysing actual financial results.
Support the development of various reports run by new SAP system, S4Hana, SAC
Be part of process improvement project within the team, learning and applying process improvement techniques.
Assist in any project implementations.
Be responsible for the updating current SOP by capturing and documenting processes and procedures.
Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely.
Assist with development, and implementation of policies and programs that drive best practices.
What you bring to the team
We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision. The role will be a mixture of remote-hybrid work with 2 days working at Hitachi Sefton Park, Slough Office.
Key Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will be working towards a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business and/or similar discipline focused on analytics an expected grade of 2:1 or above
Good knowledge in Excel and PowerPoint, and overall computer skills
Soft Skills: numerical, logical & good interpersonal skills
Keen interest in the working with data, numbers and technology
Willingness to further explore and develop Excel skills
Ability to communicate within a team and across all levels, including customers, suppliers and external stakeholders.
Be proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to set priorities and manage to tight deadlines
Willing to travel and build a strong internal network
Interpersonal communication skills
Comfortable with ambiguity and working with large databases
Company Funded Benefits
Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.
Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year
A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
Group Personal Pension
Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members
Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
Personal Accident Insurance
Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;
Cycle To Work scheme
Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit
We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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