BASEL OFFICE - Tax Accountant
Viking Cruises
Basel, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.


Viking is a strong and dynamic company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.

In 2022, our guests will experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with two expedition ships built specifically to explore the world's most remote destinations.

We will also expand our operations to the U.S. with the addition of a new Mississippi River ship.

The Tax Accountant is responsible for the preparation and declaration of VAT returns and maintenance of the VAT set-up in the ERP system.

Together with his / her colleague, he / she assists the Senior Manager Tax and is part of a small, but dedicated Tax team.

This role is based in our Head Office in Basel, Switzerland, and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or who are in possession of a valid Swiss work permit.


  • Managing preparation and declaration of VAT returns, ESL & Intrastat
  • Prepare VAT reconciliation and ageing reports
  • Ensuring VAT compliant Accounts Payable processes and invoice review
  • Partner with Finance Team for the administration of period end close process
  • Communication with tax authorities
  • Maintaining VAT set-up in the ERP system
  • Support VAT administration and documentation
  • Prepare corporate tax provisions and support corporate tax administration and documentation

  • University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent education with focus on Finance and Accounting (e.
  • g. Swiss commercial apprenticeship, Fachmann Finanz- und Rechnungswesen)

  • 2 3 years’ experience in VAT
  • VAT compliance background
  • Good understanding of accounting principles
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deal with and organize a large volume of data
  • Fluent written and spoken English, fluency in German is an asset
  • Excellent planning and organizational abilities
  • Good knowledge in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness for teamwork
  • Reliable and stress-resistant

  • Employee restaurant (including free soft drinks, juices and coffee)
  • Regular company events, e.g. sports games, BBQ, cooking classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Various discounts (e.g. gym, cultural events)
  • A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
  • A dynamic and fast-growing environment where you can drive your future
  • A free cruise for you and your +1 every two years
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