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Financial Reporting Analyst

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Location: Pleasanton, California, United States
Job ID: 43634
Date Posted: May 21, 2020
Segment: High-Tech
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Position Title:  Financial Reporting Analyst           

Job Status:  Full-time  

Division/Department: Admin Finance, SFO            

Reports to:  Asst Mgr; F&A Dept   


A very detailed oriented individual is needed to be responsible for the financial statements of the company as well as being responsible for the monthly closing process.  The individual in this role will also manage the budgeting process and handle the fixed assets of the organization. 


Financial Analysis  
  • Conduct variance analysis of business units’ orders/sales/expenses in conjunction with monthly closing process including divisional rolling forecasts
  • Perform balance sheet fluctuation analysis including related explanations
  • Analyze performance of business units and identify improvement opportunities (i.e. cost savings, expense reductions, etc.)
  • Assist in preparation of financial audit schedules.
Financial Closing Process
  • Monitor and review financial statement accounts for reasonableness and accuracy throughout the month
  • Process closing entries, eliminating entries, and other month end adjusting entries
  • Conduct the closing process, including closing check list, and prepare preliminary P/L statement (prompt report)
  • Finalize the closing process including running expense allocations cycles and financial statements
  • Prepare financial reporting documents (ie. monthly business achievement reports, quarterly schedules relating to SEC reporting, footnote disclosure information).
 Budget Process Owner
  • Maintain master schedule of budgeting process
  • Assist in the preparation process of Administration budget (i.e. common expenses, allocation calculations, departmental expense review, data input etc.)
  • Update calculation and data entry of distribution and assessment cycles in SAP.
  • Oversee the budget data entry process of all divisions into SAP.
  • Conduct monthly analysis of  budget to actual data and provide variance analysis
 Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Maintain fixed asset policy for HTA
  • Process fixed asset activity and depreciation in SAP
  • Prepare quarterly, term and annual reports relating to fixed assets
  • Budget appropriate level of expense for each fiscal term
  • Conduct and coordinate physical inventory counts of fixed assets
  • Maintain Corporate Approval SharePoint site and upload invoices and link to Fixed Assets.
Miscellaneous Items/Projects
  • Participate in departmental projects which take place on an ongoing basis (i.e. expense savings efforts, process improvements, etc.)
  • Support Year-End financial statement audit process and J-Sox annual process.



  • Accuracy – ability to perform work accurately, thoroughly, timely)
  • Critical thinker – ability to initiate and carry out change
  • Organization – highly organized person required - ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting \ Finance
  • CPA or MBA in Finance  preferred
  • Minimum 3 years related corporate accounting experience
  • 5 years preferred
  • Knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley, and financial reporting requirements
  • Strong computer skills required, Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills, Word, SAP Hana a plus
  • Knowledge of fixed asset accounting; lease accounting; and month-end closing
  • Knowledge of variance analysis, budget and forecasting

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

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