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Financial Analyst – Procure-to-Pay Process

Location: PLEASANTON, California, United States
Job ID: R0054184
Date Posted: Jun 7, 2024
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Financial Analyst – Procure-to-Pay Process

Company: Hitachi Particle Engineering and Services, Inc.

Division: Operation Department, Business Operation Division

Location: Pleasanton, CA

Status: Regular, Full time

The Company

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

Hitachi Particle Engineering and Services, Inc. designs and manufactures ion RF LINAC systems (radio frequency linear accelerator), which are used in Particle Beam Therapy systems and R&D applications. Hitachi Particle Engineering and Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd and a member of the Hitachi Healthcare Business Unit.


The Financial Analyst with AP concentration performs under limited supervision to hands-on manage accounts payable cycle and enhances the overall company's financial flow. Being a self-starter, having an ability to take on an ad-hoc assignment in addition to normal work and strong problem-solving skills is required. Understanding overall accounting duty, flow, and logic from PO, AP, SO, AP, accounts reconciliation, PL, BS, Cash-flow, audit/review, and internal control is also necessary. Having experienced or involved in inventory managing and/or internal control in a manufacturer would be a plus. Experience in SAP is also a plus as that is the current ERP system in use. Having the ability to adjust to software and accounting flow, and always look for improvement is highly regarded.


  • Maintain full Accounts Payable cycle having a 3-way matching of the invoices.

  • Match the invoices and post invoices in the accounting system.

  • Process vendor payments on time.

  • Creation and maintaining vendor’s records efficiently.

  • Processes, monitors, and reconcile credit card payments.

  • Review and post expense reimbursement requests.

  • Processes and/or review balance sheet account reconciliations.

  • Prepares, verifies, and posts standard journal entries into the general ledger.

  • Complete timely and accurate month-end close journal entries.

  • Assists with general purchasing functions as needed.

  • Assists with year-end closings and preparation of the audit process.

  • Assists with the budget process.

  • Executes the Accounts Payable function, including document verification, account reconciliation, invoice coding, data entry, check printing and distribution, sales tax return preparation and 1099 preparation.

  • Prepare, manage, and facilitate Internal Audit quarterly submissions and inquiries.

  • Complete and submit time sensitive quarterly financial reports to parent company.

  • Identify areas of improvement.

Other Job Functions:

  • Supports inventory management from an accounting perspective.

  • Analyze and coordinate a variety of financial data and report it in a useful and understandable manner.

  • Requires use of a personal computer, telephone, and office equipment; fax machine, photocopier, typewriter, adding machine, calculator, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed by Chief Financial Officer.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or in a related field required.

  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in accounting or a related field.

  • Experience with SAP is a plus.

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task, work independently and prioritize tasks.

Physical activities required to perform essential job functions:

  • Lift and carry 10 pounds infrequently. 

  • Communicate by speech and hearing continuously. 

  • Communicate by telephone and in person. 

  • Use personal computer, telephone, and general office equipment. 

  • Visual acuity needed for computer use, and the reading of documents.

  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboard and calculator use. 

  • Movement within office and manufacturing facility. 

Mental activities required to perform essential job functions:

  • Ability to perform under pressure and under tight deadlines.

  • Influencing skills. 

  • Complex English reading and writing, and math skills.

  • Perception, comprehension, and analysis.

  • Independent judgment and initiative.

Job conditions:

Works alone and with others in a general office environment, and in a facility with manufacturing operations. 

For California only (as required by California’s Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act (SB 1162): The expected salary for this position in our California office is $ $68,000 – $75,000 per year. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi America’s variable pay program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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