Financial Controller - based in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reference No: 22200

What's the role?

Are you an ambitious, results oriented and driven controller (m/f) with international development potential? Then we are looking for to join our high-performing Finance team at our Danish head office in Hvidovre.

You will take a key role within our organization as a business partner for the Finance & Operations Director and the Danish leadership team. You will contribute with your professional knowledge and skills and a drive to outperform paired with high learning agility. We offer a position with great exposure for our regional management team, that will prepare you to pursue an international career and provides opportunities to do your next step abroad.

Who is Hilti?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

What does the role involve?

Within the finance department in Denmark you will be the right hand of the Finance & Operations Director with broad key responsibilities ranging from forecasting, cost allocation & control, internal controls, month-end closing of management statement and balance sheet reviews, margin and customer profitability analysis, ad hoc business analysis and preparation of management presentations. You will also be involved in procurement projects, assist with tax & treasury topics and be a contact person for external auditors and Danish statistic request.

You will closely work with the Danish management team and the Northern Europe Controlling team located in Manchester.

We offer a position with great exposure for our regional management team, that will prepare you to pursue an international career and provides opportunities to do your next step abroad.

What do we offer?

Our culture provides a unique working environment. The atmosphere is the result of personal performance, teamwork and encouragement. 80% of our people say they will recommend working for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further develop our teams personally and professionally. For instance, 80% of our leadership positions are filled internally.

Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits such as private Health Insurance, advantageous pension, and exercise allowance.

Why should you apply?

Business thinking, assertiveness and drive as well as ability to work in a team combined with competences for change management are indispensable for you. As a communicative person you act also critically and insist on solutions. You have a clear understanding of business and finance interactions, an analytic mindset and are eager and open to learn and do a variety of tasks operational as well strategic.

If you are excited to pursue an international career and get broad experience and responsibilities, then this could be the perfect stepping stone in the next stage of your career within our finance team in Denmark.

What you need is:

  • A master degree in Finance / Economics/ Accounting / Business Administration/ International Management
  • Experience in a multinational company, working in controlling, cost accounting or as a business analyst
  • Strong and target-oriented communication skills, with fluency in spoken and written English. Danish is an advantage for this role, but not a requirement
  • A passion for numbers and strong analytical mindset is needed to succeed in this position
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office (especially excel)
  • Knowledge of SAP and SAP business warehouse (BOA) or other reporting systems are an advantage
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality
  • Open for an international career and a move abroad as a next step

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to complete a short video or telephone interview.

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“There’s a real family spirit and you can literally knock on any director’s door at any time. Also your line manager will work very hard to help you develop your skills, both professionally and personally.”

- Amer, Key Projects Manager

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