General Ledger Accountant (6 month contract)

Manchester
Reference No: 10507

What's the role?

As a fixed term General Ledger Accountant you will support the General Ledger team and be responsible for preparing consistent, on-time and fully reconciled ledgers (balance sheet and P&L) that fulfils the legal, statutory and Group requirements of the legal entity.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 28,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

As a General Ledger Accountant you will be responsible for preparing consistent, on-time and fully reconciled ledgers (balance sheet and P&L) that fulfils the legal, statutory and Group requirements of the legal entity.

You will also:
* Produce accurate and on-time ledgers as part of the month end closing for entities within the Northern Europe Region (SAP and FRANGO)
* Contribute towards a clear and efficient general ledger and closing process in the Northern Europe Region
* Assist with other ad-hoc projects to improve efficiency
* Make consistent and correct financial bookings, incl. accruals and prepayments

We are looking for someone to support the General Ledger department on an initial fixed term 6 month basis.

We are proud to once again feature in the Times Top 100 Best Places to Work 2018!

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

Why should you apply?

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

What you need is:

  • * Solid knowledge of finance and a good understanding of double-entry/bookkeeping
  • * Enthusiastic, proactive and self-reliant person with good communication skills
  • * Strong IT skills, ideally knowledge of SAP
  • * Part qualified accountant or willing to study towards an accounting qualification

Flexible working is one of many ways that Hilti seeks to ensure that it offers a work-life balance that works for employees and works for the business. We offer flexible working options to suit different stages in your life and aim to support you to find the right balance between work and home life.

Flexible working can take many forms, including but not limited to: job sharing, part-time working, annualised hours, compressed hours, flexi-time, term-time working, working from home, staggered hours, career breaks, time off in lieu, and flexible shift-working*. We also offer employees the option to buy up to five extra days' annual leave each year.

*Please note that not all options are available for every role and you must complete six months' service before you are eligible for any change in your working pattern.

“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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