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Senior Internal Auditor (Italian speaking)

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44474
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Role Overview


Operating as part of the F&A team, within the Centre of Excellence for Internal Audit, the Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for undertaking audits, reporting findings including making recommendations to address areas of non-conformance, and assisting line management in understanding areas and aspects of non-conformance.

The job holder will ensure all operations within the business conform to financial and governance policies and procedures through the completion of audits.

This role requires independent working as a professional internal auditor and close collaboration with the customers to undertake audits and develop and implement improvement plans based on internal audit findings. This role will involve some International and UK travel which is estimated at between 30%-50% per annum.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities


Advice and Guidance

  • Provide advice and guidance to management on financial and audit management issues and controls

  •  Deploy/undertake audit plans (including significant J-SOX audits) and schedules for a specified area of business or area of audit, summarise and report findings, in order to identify areas of non-compliance and ensure full financial compliance with relevant internal and external rules and regulations, and to reduce fraud risk to a level accepted by management.

  • Support business and process owners in the identification of business inefficiencies and related causes.

  • Work with line managers to ensure they have a full and complete understanding and acceptance of areas of audit non-conformance.

  • Partner with business and process owners in developing practical recommendations which balances the needs of the business, improves risk management and compliance requirements.

Performance Improvement

  • Support business and process owners in developing and implementing plans to deliver performance improvement (compliance, financial or operational), promote acceptance by line management, such that the standards of compliance are achieved.


 Performance monitoring

  • Support business and process owners in establishing and managing compliance controls and measures to monitor performance, amend and/or create new measures to ensure that as the business develops relevant controls are in place.



  • Develop and maintain key relationship within the customer base, related departments and support business development activities.

  • Contribute to the overall management of customers and other stakeholders.



  • Assess the design and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal control framework for specified areas of an organisation, and make recommendations that are practical, add value and assist management in achieving their objectives.

New business development

  • Support the Centre of Excellence Lead – Head of Internal Audit, Internal Audit Manager and Senior Internal Auditors to identify opportunities for increasing the scope and quality of services delivered from the F&A Team, and contribute to achieving this.





Key Skills and Experience



  • Team fit (proactive, positive, good communicator, supportive, team spirit)

  • Report writing skills

  • Experience in operating in a fast-paced, multi-engagement environment (big4 preferred)

  • Flexible/ willing to travel

  • Smart and self-motivated

  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining key relationships within the group



  • Advisory experience (could include IFRS, M&A, Brexit, GDPR or other)

  • Presentation skills

  • Junior auditor coaching/management experience

  • Qualification

  • Experience in a Japanese environment

  • Comfortable in liaising with senior management

  • Proven track record of business development


Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits


  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 8 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

  • Personal Accident Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;


  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening

  • Dining card


Company Overview 

Hitachi Europe Ltd is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Maidenhead, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems. 

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. 


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