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Financial Controller (m/f/d)

Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0002843
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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About Hitachi Global Business Services (GBS)

Hitachi Global Business Services was formulated to support Hitachi Group Companies grow, global expansion and portfolio optimization. GBS is a strategic partner for transforming and delivering business operations by enabling global, social innovation and maximizing the value that powers One Hitachi. We provide the best employee and customer experience through agile and scalable solutions, enabling optimized enterprise processes and driving continuous improvements, excellence, and innovation.

To strengthen our Finance & Accounting in GBS in Krakow, we're looking for a

Financial Controller (m/f/d)

The Role

The role will coordinate the preparation of the consolidated financial statements.

The role will implement IFRS standards and will be a main point of contact for IFRS related queries. The role will develop and maintain the finance manual and chart of accounts and ensure consistent compliance with IFRS and Hitachi Corporate accounting policies.

The role is responsible for ensuring that all controls are adhered to under the internal control framework and JSox.

Job Responsibilities

  • General Accounting – month end and quarter end close, consolidation of Hitachi Europe Subsidiaries and Branches, review of actual results
  • Group reporting to Japan
  • Consolidation master data maintenance, including GL maintenance
  • Balance sheet reconciliation preparation and review where appropriate
  • Investigating accounting queries from Hitachi Europe Country Financial Controllers and Finance Managers
  • Compliance with IFRS and Hitachi Accounting Policies as part of the monthly closing process
  • IFRS 15 revenue recognition: contract review, implementation of control and ensuring appropriate revenue recognition.
  • Supporting internal and external audit review
  • Preparation of statutory accounts, including ledger bridge
  • Supporting requests from the tax team and other departments
  • Ad hoc transactions and supporting RTR projects
  • Working closely with the Country Financial Controllers/Finance Managers


  • Working knowledge of IFRS, local GAAP (where relevant), knowledge of JSOX is desirable
  • Accounting qualification required (ACCA, CIMA, Polish GAAP)
  • Experience in multinational and relevant sector preferred
  • Computer literate, good analytical skills with business sense
  • Capable of dealing with management in country and various locations
  • Excellent business acumen and judgement, and demonstrated ability to work closely and build sustainable business partnerships with Finance & other global functions
  • High level of integrity and ethics
  • Excellent communication – written & verbal
  • Highly motivational and can work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • SAP/BPC experience an advantage
  • Fluent English
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