General Ledger Accountant
What's the role?
We are looking for a proactive individual with an enquiring mind to be a part of a small experienced General Ledger team. The Accountant role would suit someone whom is highly organized, self-motivated and have great communication skills. We are looking for someone whom has strong attention to detail and a solid understanding of accounting principles.
If you have strong ambitions, not afraid of hands on work and considering an international career – this is for you!
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?
The ideal candidate will handle basic accounting duties such as preparing financial statements and accounts, reconciliations, preparing VAT returns and providing support to the General Ledger team on day to day operations. This person will receive on the job training and support. There will also be opportunities to work on different projects, which are focused on improvements for our team or even large projects with a huge impact to various entities.
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.
We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.
Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.
Why should you apply?
If you are a driven person, and looking for a career in Accounting/Finance, come apply. We will not hold “lack of experience” against you. Show us, challenge us – why does your life experience make you?
What you need is:
- You are either near finishing or completed of a Bachelor degree in Economics/Accounting. Prior apprenticeship experience is an advantage. You are looking to start the Swiss CPA.
- Organised, self motivated and can meet strict deadlines
- Ability to work at a fast pace with strong attention to detail & accuracy. Can maintain confidential requirements
- Excellent communication skills, for an international set up - German and English
- Proficient at MS Office and strong Excel skills. SAP or other ERP system experience is looked upon favorably
“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.”