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CSS Finance manager FR/BE/NL

Location: Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, ベルギー
Job ID: R0040028
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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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

In this position you will report to the Global CSS function and work in close cooperation with Country Finance Managers of Benelux and France and with finance team located in Rotterdam, Zaventem (Brussels), Jumet (Charleroi) and Massy (Paris). You will be a key member of the core Finance Team of Hitachi Energy Benelux and France and work closely with CSS centers located mainly in Poland, but also outside of Europe. As a manager you will lead a small but dynamic and enthusiastic team located in Rotterdam and Massy. You can be based in either one of the four locations, while frequently travelling to the others.


Your responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all Group and fiduciary finance requirements in all countries are duly met and complied with, overseeing compliance with IFRS, local statutory GAAP, Group and local reporting, internal controls, legal and tax requirements, with support of CSS.
  • Ensures transparency in financial reporting and enhances and manages internal control environment.
  • Represents Hitachi Energy locally and actively manages partnerships and external stakeholders within the sphere of Finance.
  • Maintains relations with external auditors and communicates their local findings to the organization for remediation.
  • You will Co-ordinate preparation and enforces the CSS Finance front office budget.
  • Leads, guides, motivates, develops, and sets targets for the CSS Finance front office staff.
  • Drives implementation of best practices and continuous optimization of local processes in line with Lean Management principles to gain efficiencies and drive productivity gains.
  • Manages relationships with business partners to ensure that services are defined and delivered as agreed.
  • Arranges and drives internal customer review meetings on a regular basis and tracks mutually agreed action plan.
  • Ensures statutory audits and other internal/external audits are handled with high standards and in a professional manner.
  • Encourages collaboration and talent moves amongst local finance organization, across businesses and CSS.
  • Living core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

  • You hold Higher diploma in Finance and Accounting.
  • You have more than 5 years of experience in various fields of Finance (accounting, reporting, IFRS, Dutch, French and Belgian GAAP, taxes).
  • You have more than 2 years of experience as a manager leading a team.
  • Preferable working experience in an international corporation.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, stakeholder management, able to deal with complexity, analytical skills, ambitious and self-motivated.
  • Being Proficient in both English, French and Dutch.

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 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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