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Finance Business Partner

Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
Job ID: R0005061
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Role Overview

This role will be responsible for providing financial information, tools, analysis, and insight to the SIB management team, helping to make more informed decisions and driving business strategy. The role provides 'real time' support and analysis and requires the incumbent to become a trusted adviser who can add value that will assist in decision making. This role reports to the Head of FP&A.

Operating as part of the Financial Planning & Analysis department, the Business Partner will be responsible for supporting the Social Innovation Business (80%). They will produce and analyse financial outputs (e.g., reports and accounts), incorporating a deep understanding of business drivers to support the management team to achieve and exceed overall business objectives.

The incumbent will provide financial modelling and support for new business activities, working closely with sales teams to provide commercial and financial support, making recommendations to get the best commercial deal and producing deal information including accounting determination, ensuring proposals for new work are commercially and financially sound, e.g., Advising on revenue recognition (IFRS 15) standards.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop deep and trusted relationships with senior business stakeholders

  • Support the Management team in creating, understanding, and evolving a holistic view of Technology investment across the group

  • Supporting the development and implementation of SIB’s Strategy including: 

  • Technology sourcing and resourcing models and their implications

  • Review, derive, challenge, and prioritise investment cases, ensure benefits commitments are delivered.

  • Advise the group on best financial practices (accounting, ROI models etc) to support Agile software delivery and Product Development

  • Drive performance of the embedded functions through high quality analysis and decision support

  • Strategic cost management/mining of the embedded function, understanding and influencing key drivers, optimising value creation  

  • Develop function plans, budgets, and forecasts, exploring scenarios and options for driving improved outcomes / performance

  • Predict future outcomes and identifying opportunities and threats

  • Understand and assess the commercial impacts of technical accounting decisions

  • Monitor and provide insight into macroeconomic and industry trends, considering potential short, medium- and long-term impacts on current plans    

Key Skills and Experience

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA (or equivalent) qualified accountant

  • Extensive commercial finance experience in dynamic global organisations

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to develop and sustain strong working relationships with the business and across the Finance function 

  • Ability to influence decision-making among senior stakeholders, providing appropriate challenge

  • Experience of operating in a matrix structure

  • Experience of Agile software delivery and product development

  • Experience of SaaS models and Cloud Technology   

  • Experience working with international teams preferred

  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information

  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners

  • Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills

  • Knowledge of accounting software and financial reporting and data mining tools such as SQL, Access, etc.

  • Strong demonstrated use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Benefits Package


Company Funded Benefits

Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 5 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

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance


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. 

About Hitachi Social Innovation

Hitachi Social Innovation addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focusing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing, and energy.

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