General Ledger Accountant - Fixed Term Contract

Reference No: WD-0004367

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?

As a GL Accountant you will make consistent and correct financial bookings, incl. accruals and prepayments that support the production of the monthly financial accounts. You will have full responsibility for the review and reconciliation of the P&L / Balance Sheet and conduct valuable trend analysis for management.This will be achieved by working closely with our accounting partners at Group level and your Finance Business Partner at your local market organisation.

The role will require a broad understanding of all aspects of finance including core accounting principles, VAT, corporate tax computations and compliance topics.

From an operational perspective, you will conduct a number of routine activities including: preparing fully reconciled ledgers that fulfil legal, statutory and Group requirements, reviewing and booking journals to accounts, independently managing the month end close as well as conducting detailed analysis on variances as requested by the business.

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

Our Head Office is currently based next to Old Trafford but in early 2021 we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.

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:

  • 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 help 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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