Senior Controller

Manchester
Reference No: WD-0002249

What's the role?

We're looking for a Senior Controller to support the Shared Service Centre in driving and developing a range of financial analysis, supporting the Finance Business Partner and Head of Controlling in shaping and executing the performance management cycle.

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?

You will be the owner and champion for the tools supporting the performance management cycle processes in close collaboration with the regional team and Group controlling teams
and various target setting tools, guiding the process in the Market Organisations/ Northern Europe Region. You will support local teams or the Finance Shared Service Centre with the annual audit, month end close and production of financial statements as required.

Proactiviely monitoring the external environment, you will collaborate with the regional team and/or Finance Business Partner to identify local financial risks and be the champion of the P&L and bring transparency on the value creation of the various functions.

Acting as a business partner to demonstrate insight to financial analysis techniques, tools and concepts to provide practical counsel to drive results. You will Prepare monthly reports and submit data on financial and business results, establishing clear, consistent reporting processes and reporting landscape for the market and ensure accurate and timely data and report availability

93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.

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:

*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
*Flexible working arrangements after 6 months' service (e.g. work from home options, compressed hours)
*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, success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Masters in Finance (or related field) and/or professional accounting qualifications, MBA advantageous
  • Proven experience in a financial, consultancy or auditing role within a multinational organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Accounting, Controlling, Reporting or Financial Advisory
  • Effective communication skills, including ability to structure clear presentations and simplify a financial message to non-finance stakeholders
  • Proficient English written and verbal communication
  • Strong business planning, financial planning (forecasting/budgeting) and analysis skills
  • Experience in financial planning, modelling and analysis and reporting software preferred (e.g. Excel, Access, Tagetik, SAP Analytics, SQL, Tableau)

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 a telephone interview.

If you need any support with your application please contact gbcareers@hilti.com.

If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.

“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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