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
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
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
Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
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.