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Local Business Controller BE/NL

Location: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Job ID: R0050576
Date Posted: May 23, 2024
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 to advance 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

We are actively seeking a highly motivated Business Financial Controller for our Grid Automation unit in the Netherlands and Belgium. We can offer you an interesting and challenging role in an international, dynamic, and positive working environment. The job location is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

As a local Business controller, you will support effective business decisions by monitoring, analyzing, and interpreting financial data to evaluate various business alternatives and recommend the most appropriate business solutions. You direct and control the financial report’s quality and accuracy, ensuring that the practices of the business comply with company policies, external regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for monthly deliverables, including closings, forecasts, and covering the full financial package and related tasks to ensure reliable financial data reporting according to defined timelines.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and business managers within and outside the organization to support operational decision-making.

  • Provide financial support to project teams across the full project lifecycle (tendering, project execution, project close-out, and warranty).

  • You will closely monitor relevant KPI to push for effectiveness in the cost structure and productivity.

  • Perform quality checks on financial reporting data, including an analytical review of major fluctuations and FX impacts.

  • Make sure we are compliant with company and country standards, regulations, IFRS accounting standards guidelines, and internal controls. Support internal and external audits.

  • You will ensure transparency in financial reporting and disclosure.

  • Provide ad-hoc related financial analysis and participate in relevant financial and transformation initiatives.

  • Living Hitachi Energy's 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 a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, economics, or a similar degree.

  • You have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of working experience in finance and business control, preferably from a similar industry, having experience in project control is an added advantage.

  • Excellent accounting, analytical, and communication skills are essential.

  • Strong MS Office skills and solid knowledge of ERP (SAP or S4) systems.

  • Genuine team player who seeks and enjoys collaboration with peers and partners.

  • Orientation on goals, proactive approach, and problem-solving attitude.

  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is required, as you will be part of an international setting where you will get to exchange knowledge with various people, along with that Dutch and French would be an advantage.

We are interested to learn more about you and what you can contribute with, so don’t hesitate to apply even though you don’t meet all requirements. A team with great cooperation and with diverse backgrounds is waiting for you to join!

More about us:

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply today! 

Doris Grimm, [email protected], will answer your questions about the position. All other questions can be directed to Talent Partner, Linda Van Den Brande, [email protected].

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 while balancing social, environmental, and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and an unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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