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Finance Controller

What's the role?

The Finance Controller role is an integral member of the finance community, providing impact as a business partner to demonstrate insight through financial analysis techniques, tools and concepts and to provide practical counsel to drive business results.

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.

What does the role involve?

As Controller, you will be the champion of the P&L and bring transparency on the value creation of various functions. You will collaborate with various senior stakeholders across the entire business, including the organization’s Executive Management Team (EMT), regional team and organization’s leadership team. You will drive standardization, automation and process improvement through the organization and contribute to local and global projects to support Finance or the market’s long-term strategy implementation. Together with your manager you drive the performance management process covering the rolling forecasting and strategic investment processes.

From an operational perspective, you will own the controlling part of the month end closing activities, such as provide key reports to the management, calculate and maintain accruals, and provide support to the business on related queries. You will also support your local team and/or the Shared Service Centre with the annual audit and production of financial statements as required. You will fully understand Hilti’s business model and its financial impacts to support the management in decision making to drive results.

With an entrepreneurial mindset, you will challenge the status quo, taking calculated risks to drive and develop innovation from within. You will proactively monitor the external environment and translate relevant trends into the organization, to ensure agility and value creation.

We care for our environment: In 2023, Hilti committed to reducing CO2 emissions in line with Science Based Target initiative and aim to reach net zero by 2050.

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.

What you need is:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • Master’s Degree or professional qualifications (completed or working towards) is advantageous
  • 3 years’ 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
  • Proficiency in English – written and verbal
  • 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)
  • Demonstrated resilience to face challenging and critical situations in a constructive and decisive manner, dealing with internal business partners
  • Demonstrated commitment to business improvement and be able to drive change to achieve results
  • To contribute strong controlling and reporting processes to standardize performance measurement initiatives
  • To be geographically flexible, and have the ambition to pursue an international career

Who should apply?

Year upon year we are recognized as one of the top 'Great Place to Work' employers, both globally and locally. And when you meet us you'll understand why. We have a diverse team of people with a variety of nationalities, backgrounds and experiences. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

Please note, the preselection questions are mandatory and all of them must be answered for us to consider you as a potential candidate. We look forward to receiving your application!

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