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Financial Reporting and Audit Analyst

Location: Pleasanton, California, United States
Job ID: R0004465
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
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 is available in either our Pleasanton, CA or Schaumburg, IL locations.

No relocation support provided.

NOTICE:  Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc. (“HTA”) requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  All new hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to their start date and will need to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before January 4, 2022, or no later than two weeks prior to their start date with HTA, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

This position is responsible for the accuracy of financial statements of the company.  The individual will support business activity of HTA’s sales divisions and advise management on the applicable accounting treatment related to new business proposals.  The individual will also keep current with financial reporting standards and advise management of the impact related to any proposed regulation changes as well as manage their implementation. 

Key skills required are: sound business judgement, highly organized, detailed oriented, critical thinker, ability to work under tight deadlines, effective communicator and team player. 

Financial Reporting and Analysis of HTA  

Ensure timely reporting of financials, and that all activities are in accordance with applicable laws and regulations i.e. IFRS, US GAAP, SEC requirements, and internal control requirements.  Prepare position papers to submit to auditors for accounting treatment changes. 

Provide advice to sales divisions - knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP and tax regulations are required

Enhance business processes – explore opportunities, submit proposals and oversee implementation of changes that increase efficiencies.

Utilize SAP system functionality, as well as other system’s functionality fully, to ensure accuracy of financials. 

Maintain metrics to ensure compliance and efficiency of F&A operation based on best practices.

Utilize effective communication means (i.e. verbal and written) to keep divisional and corporate staff up to date on issues relating to Finance and Accounting. 

Perform Financial Analysis Balance Sheet and Income statement.

Complete Month end and quarter end reporting requirements for Hitachi (Parent Co) financial consolidation.

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 for Hi tree and mid-term forecasting.

Budget appropriate level of expense for each fiscal year.

Conduct and coordinate physical inventory count of fixed assets

Maintain Corporate Approval in SharePoint site, upload invoices and link to Fixed Asset Corp Approval.

Track Investment activities compared to budget .

Annual Financial Audit Management   

Coordinate HTA annual audit activities with HTA divisions and EY (Ernst Young LLP - EY).

Maintain open communication with EY and HTA stakeholders throughout the audit. 

Ensure that all requested audit work papers are submitted timely.

Negotiate with EY resolution of issues – lead resolution of business issues with business owner and support the accounting treatment used by HTA.  Consider EY’s expectation and proposal and reach an acceptable solution with EY.  Minimize time of audit, minimize requests of audit, and manage timely completion of audit.

Review HTA audited report.

Internal Control(JSOX) Management

Plan JSOX project schedule with outside consultants (KKorps) by following HHT direction and expectations.  

Review of process flows, risk control matrices and overall plan design with HTA division personnel, consultants and auditors.  Manage activity of KKorp to ensure overall HHT compliance.

Review testing results with consultants and implement remediation plan when necessary

Discuss any possible deficiencies identified, action plan proposed and ensure proper compliance of JSOX requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance required
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Minimum: 3 years related experience in corporate accounting and/or finance
  • SAP System Knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, IFRS, Sarbanes Oxley
  • Advanced computer skills required, proficient in working with large data files  
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills; ability to disseminate data and information professionally
  • Organizational skills
    • Ability to understand complex business issues and collaborate well with business partners to find acceptable solutions.
    • Ability to understand business process (i.e. order to cash) and provide solutions to financial reporting problems experienced.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Perform all tasks and deliver all results in a highly professional manner. 
  • 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

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

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]

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