Business Controller

Arlöv, Sweden
Reference No: 13162

What's the role?

We are looking for an ambitious, results oriented and driven Business Controller (m/f) with international development potential to join our high-performing finance team at our Swedish head office in Arlöv. You will take a key role within our organization as a business partner for the Finance Director and the Swedish leadership team. You contribute with your professional knowledge and skills and a drive to outperform paired with high learning agility. We see this role as an entry to an international managerial track within our finance community.

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, are a privately-owned company with a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service founded in Schaan, Liechtenstein. 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 capabilities, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

Within the finance department in Sweden you will report directly to the Finance Director, with broad responsibilities. These will initially be focusing on sales performance review and steering, margin and customer profitability analysis and steering, forecasting, financial business-modelling and ad hoc business analysis for preparation of management presentations. Over the course of your career path you will also be focusing on cost allocation & control, month-end closing of management statement, P&L and balance sheet reviews. You will also be involved in procurement projects, assist with tax & treasury topics and be a counterpart for external and internal auditors.

You will work closely with the Swedish Management team and the Northern Europe Controlling team located in Manchester. This role will prepare you to pursue an international career and provides fast opportunities to do your next step abroad.

Our culture provides a unique working environment. The atmosphere is the result of personal performance, teamwork and encouragement. 95% 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 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 orchallenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further develop our teams personally and professionally.

Why should you apply?

Business thinking, assertiveness and drive as well as ability to work in a team combined with competences for change management are indispensable for you. As a communicative person you act also critically and insist on solutions. You have a clear understanding of business and finance interactions, an analytic mindset and are eager and open to learn and do a variety of tasks operational as well as strategic. If you are excited to pursue an international career and get broad experience and responsibilities, then this could be the perfect stepping stone in the next stage of your career within our finance team in Sweden.

What you need is:

  • A master degree in Finance / Economics/ Accounting / Business Administration
  • 3-5 years’ relevant work experience in a multinational company, working in accounting, controlling, cost accounting or as a business analyst
  • Strong and target-oriented communication skills, with fluency in spoken and written English and preferably Swedish
  • Analytic mindset, with a passion for accounting and data mining
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office (especially Excel)
  • Knowledge of SAP and SAP business warehouse (BOA) or other reporting systems is an advantage
  • Passion to learn and drive to succeed
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality
  • Open for an international career and a move abroad as a next step

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.

Please note - in order to be considered you need to submit your application in English.

“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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