General Ledger Accountant

Reference No: WD-0005615

What's the role?

The General Ledger Accountant is a key member of the finance regional office;
supporting the global financial close process and driving value through
analysis. You will be instrumental to the monthly cycle by owning the timely and accurate financial postings for your market organisation; including the delivery of financial statements.

A key aspect of this role is to build strong stakeholder relationships throughout our Northern Europe Finance Shared Services Hub here in Manchester; and the global Hilti community by adding value to our core processes and striving to meet best practice at all times.

This role is suitable to a part-qualified or newly qualified accountant with demonstrated knowledge of double entry book-keeping and IFRS reporting.

This role is initially to be offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract basis.

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?

Responsible for on-time, efficient and correct execution of finance related matters (incoming payments / execution supplier payments for several legal entities etc)

Hilti Great Britain is proud to rank 35th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for 2019.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Different ways to work flexibly including working from home and compressed hours so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview
*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

The role will be based remotely until autumn 2021, when we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester, a short walk from Oxford Road train station and St Peter's Square Metrolink stop.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best team members joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Qualified Accountant or working towards an accounting qualification
  • Solid knowledge of finance and experience of double-entry bookkeeping, IFRS and month end close
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and self-reliant person with good communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, preferably knowledge of SAP and an advanced excel user
  • Team player, dedicated to both task and team

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.

If you need any support with your application please contact

“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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