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Senior Financial Accountant (m/f/d)

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Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0008695
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2022
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.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to perform financial accounting activities for European countries, mainly UK.

The role will be responsible for General Ledger accounting and month end close activities and ensuring its compliance with Accounting Policies, J-SOX and Internal Procedures.

The role will interact with Finance Managers, Hitachi Treasury Center, FP&A and Controllership teams, Finance Global Business Services teams, external and internal auditors.

The role is also responsible for identifying continuous improvement initiatives to drive process efficiency and effectiveness.


Ensure that all financial transactions are completed in an accurate and timely manner. The tasks include:

  • Monthly accruals and prepayments

  • Payroll accounting

  • Group consolidation

  • Coordination of quarterly reporting

  • Journal processing

  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts

  • Coordination of the reconciliation process in accordance with SOX controls

  • Managing the month end closing process

  • Initiating and contributing to the improvements of processes

  • Support for internal and external audits

  • Participation in cross-functional projects

  • SAP GL master data


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in finance

  • 3+ years of experience in financial accounting

  • Working knowledge of IFRS and J-SOX

  • ACCA or CIMA would be an asset

  • Fluent English

  • Knowledge of SAP is a must

  • Computer literate, MS Office, especially Excel

  • High level of accuracy / attention to detail

  • Practical, hands-on mentality, strong delivery attitude

  • Experience in multinational sector preferred

  • Continuous Improvement mindset and experience

  • Team player attitude

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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