Senior Accountant at Hitachi (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, Senior Accountant, who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic, working independently and as part of a team. Possessing strong knowledge and experience in accounting and financial reporting, in order to be accountable for several less complex accounting areas, and support all areas of the company accounting. The responsibilities will be across various areas of the company and will include the financial reporting, budget, and forecast processes. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Who We Are:
Hitachi Rail STS is an international leader with a global presence in signaling and the implementation of integrated transport systems for freight and passenger railways, as well as mass transit systems. We design, manufacture and implement signaling systems for the management and control of freight and passenger traffic on mainline railways as well as metros.

Hitachi Rail STS is not only a valuable company, but a company based on values. We believe that our five key values guide our actions and make Hitachi Rail STS a competitive, effective company: Customer Focus, Innovation and Excellence, People, Team Spirit, and Integrity.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Part of a small team reporting to an accounting manager with the responsibility for timely and accurate financial reporting; collaborating with a broader CFO team including line of business Controlling and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Accountable to specific items within the monthly close process, and more robust quarterly financial reporting on a quick timescale to reporting to the parent company in Italy
  • Assess internal controls, accounting conclusions and analysis over the accounting for inventory; work with a broad cross-functional team including plant controlling, logistics, supply chain planning and assembly/manufacturing over the inventory process over up to 3 distinct locations (and additional potential project site locations) evaluating a holistic result over the existence, completeness and accuracy of inventory balances, collaborating with other CFO team members in Accounting, Controlling and/or FP&A with regard to inventory
  • Utilize data analytics, Excel and/or other tools to identify anomalous transactions or data
  • Primary responsibility for certain areas of the company accounting, with support for several others. The position will allow the individual to continue in the development of being an overall well rounded accountant.
  • Accurate reporting within two instances of SAP aligned two operating Lines of Business; Accurate reporting within Hyperion, the company's financial reporting tool; A successful Senior Accountant will be partially responsible for the accuracy of both.
  • Support the completion of the financial reporting regarding the quarterly forecast process, and the annual budget and strategic plan.
  • Perform various account reconciliations on a monthly basis such as prepaid expenses and assets, advances to suppliers and advances from customers
  • Responsible for collaboration with project controlling and the project execution teams in recording A/R invoicing and related analysis.
  • Perform overall analysis over key areas of the company Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
  • Complete reporting (in Hyperion and otherwise) for use by management and in the external financial reporting.
  • Collaborate with other areas of the CFO organization (project controlling, Treasury, Tax, etc.) in recording and analyzing financial reporting.
  • Collaborate with management throughout operations to understand fluctuations and to facilitate accuracy of information. Driving the business to achieve quality and accurate results.
  • Ability to comprehend accounting topics and resolve appropriate treatment as required under IFRS and US GAAP
  • Assist with the preparation of internal and external audit requests

Required Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in related industry/field.
  • Accounting and financial reporting experience.
  • Ability and understanding of use of Excel

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Hyperion or related consolidation tool
  • Broad accounting experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting or related degree.

  • English - Proficient

Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]

Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.
More Information on Hitachi
Hitachi operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA. Hitachi was founded in 2022. It has 33676 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 246 open jobs at Hitachi, click here.
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