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Graduate Finance Assistant
Location Manchester
Starts ASAP
Deadline ASAP

Become a Graduate Finance Assistant

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Finance/Accounting graduate, to join our growing team in Manchester. 

Location: Manchester

What you will be doing

Your role will be based in the purchase to pay team, where you will oversee processes, maintain balance sheets and drive process improvements within the team.

This role sits within our Finance Shared Centre based in Manchester, which is our hub for Northern Europe, so there's always lots of exciting new projects happening!

As a graduate finance assistant, your role will be:

  • You will perform compliant Purchase to Pay processes, using consistent and correct financial bookings in the area of Invoice, Travel & Expense and Vendor Account Management
  • You will review & maintain vendor related balance sheet accounts and prepare accurate accruals for vendor invoices & expenses
  • You will be a sparring partner for the entity contacts by linking business decisions to Purchase to Pay processes and by delivering and improving agreed Purchase to Pay services to the entities in scope
  • You will identify and drive PtP process and service level improvements using continuous improvement (CIP) tools and best suited technologies

What you will have

  • You have a Bachelors degree in business, Finance or similar or equivalent finance qualification 
  • You have a strong attention to detail
  • You are result-oriented, a top performer who consistently meets and exceeds goals
  • You have a willingness and ability towards continuous learning
  • You are able to demonstrate a keen desire to use system based tools to gain process efficiency
    You are able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
    You have previous Expertise in SAP S/4. This would be ideal but not essential

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.

Over 89% of our Leadership roles are filled internally, something we're really proud of!

What you will get

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)

• 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

We've recently moved to new premises 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.

Learn more about Hilti

We are Hilti

We design and manufacture leading-edge technology, software and services, which power the professional construction industry.

What we do

Everyday our technologies support awe-inspiring feats of engineering around the world from the famous bullet train in Japan to tunnels deep under some of the largest cities on earth. 

We’re a one-stop shop for building, worldwide. We create technologies, software and services, which clearly stand out from the rest. We run our own research and design labs, working with top technical universities and partners, all over the world. We make our own products in Hilti factories and with external partners, making sure all our products match the same high quality and standards. 

Show us what you're made of

We regularly assess our emerging talent within the business via Development Centre to give them exposure to leaders across the organisation and to feedback into their development plans. People who join Hilti share a certain mind-set. They’re driven and hard-working, and they excel at giving their best for our customers. In return, they enjoy an incredibly varied and dynamic career. Many of our people have been with us for 20 or 30 years - testament to how much we value and reward their contribution. 

We like to give back to our employees

We offer an Employee assistance program, a mentor scheme, employee benefits portal and a very generous referral program.

Our relocation to a new office brings with it a change in working style. You’ll see spaces created for your comfort and convenience, with a focus on agility, flexibility and interacting together.


There are also lots of spaces to eat with colleagues, whether your buying from the Hive, or bringing your own lunch. Use these areas to see your teammates and enjoy your lunch and a break away from the desk.

Circle Square sits on one of the best-connected public transport routes in the North of England, so whether you’re looking to get the train, bus, tram, walk, cycle or drive, there’s an option to suit everyone.

Our core values are integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment.

We're committed to your career development

We have a regular and clear development process for all our people, with everyone at Hilti having a yearly development conversation. There are opportunities for further training and development (both internally and externally) to enhance your career combined with an emerging talent strategy which is used to develop our leaders of the future. This supports 80% of Hilti’s leadership positions being filled internally.

Alongside a competitive base salary all of our positions come with a bonus scheme and full benefits package which include vehicle (for all sales roles), private healthcare, life assurance, generous pension contributions, 33 days holiday (inc bank holidays), option to purchase up to an additional 5 days