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General Ledger Accountant

What's the role?

As the General Ledger Accountant, you will be part of the Finance Shared Service Center General Ledger team and be responsible for performing compliant General Ledger (GL) processes and preparing financial statements (balance sheet and P&L) that fulfil the legal, statutory and Group requirements of the legal entity.

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the global construction industry, and beyond. Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future. Where there is pride and a sense of belonging across our 120 locations, carrying right into our lives and homes. Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers. Hilti is very proud to be ranked as the UK's 12th best large organisation to work for in the Great Place to Work survey.

What does the role involve?

As a General Ledger (GL) Accountant you will:

  • Support entities in Northern Europe and/or Middle East/Africa by executing compliant GL processes and preparing financial statements and other statutory returns (e.g. tax returns, statistics etc.) by preparing relevant information in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with group, legal and tax requirements and deadlines by operating GL related ICS (Internal Control System) controls, working in close collaboration with tax consultants and local entity’s counterparts
  • Be a sparring partner for the Finance Directors (CFOs) by linking business decisions to accounting processes and by delivering and improving agreed GL services to the entities in scope
  • Identify and drive GL processes and service level improvements using LEAN tools and best suited technologies
  • Manage and coordinate audit process (internal and external) for the assigned Hilti entities

We welcomed 1000 additional team members last year and have more than 30,000 employees worldwide.

What do we offer?

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

  • Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
  • 6% employer pension contributions
  • Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company vehicle and fuel card for sales roles
  • 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
  • Different ways to work flexibly, including working from home and compressed hours
  • Employee resource groups focused on gender, mental health, race, disability, LGBTQ+ and sustainability topics
  • Trips to locations such as Milan, New York and global HQ for high performers across all teams
Our Regional Head Office is based at Circle Square in Central Manchester, where we are located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop. We offer a hybrid working pattern between the office and home and different ways to work flexibly so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

What you need is:

  • To be qualified or part qualified accountant or studying towards an accounting qualification
  • Solid knowledge of finance and tax as well as a good understanding of double entry/bookkeeping
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills, adherence to deadline
  • LEAN mindset and strive for improvement
  • To be enthusiastic, proactive and self-reliant person and a good team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A willingness and ability towards continuous learning
  • Technical skills (Power Query, Business Intelligence, Macro etc.) as an advantage, but not a must
  • Expertise in SAP S/4 HANA as an advantage 

Who should apply?

Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

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 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.

Hilti is where your best belongs. We are an equal opportunity employer and value the contributions of all our team members regardless of sex, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or family status.


In unseren Zentralbereichen arbeiten weltweit mehr als 3.000 Mitarbeitende in den Bereichen Personal, Finanzen, Recht und anderen Funktionen.

In unseren Zentralbereichen arbeiten weltweit mehr als 3.000 Mitarbeitende in den Bereichen Personal, Finanzen, Recht und anderen Funktionen.

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