Management Accountant (part qualified)
What's the role?
The General Ledger/Management 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 experience of double entry book-keeping and IFRS reporting. Experience of working with SAP would be beneficial and to be an advanced user of Excel.
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 29,000 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 management accountant you will make consistent and correct financial bookings, incl. accruals and prepayments that support the production of the monthly management 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 the following routine activities:
Prepare fully reconciled ledgers that fulfils legal, statutory and Group requirements
Review and book journals to accounts
Independently manage the month end close
Conduct detailed analysis on variances as requested by the business
Communicate effectively with Finance Business Partners and other stakeholders
Act as cover and support for the Accounting team of 6
Complete Ad-Hoc reporting and analysis to Hilti group
Identify and implement continuous improvements projects
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
- Part qualified or newly qualified accountant
- Enthusiastic, proactive and self-reliant person with good communication skills
- Strong IT skills, ideally knowledge of SAP
- Qualified Accountant or working towards an accounting qualification
- Experienced in double entry book keeping, IFRS and month end close
- Pro Active and enthusiastic approach to work
- Team player committed to both task and team
- A willingness and ability towards continuous learning
- Proficiency in English - written and verbal
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.
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