My client, an industrial business headquartered in Switzerland, is currently looking to hire a Head of Accounting Switzerland, reporting directly to the Group CFO with a dotted line to the Country CEO.
You will be leading a large team split between Switzerland and an outsourced SSC in Poland.
The business has been going through some restructuring, including outsourcing part of the Accounting function, so you will need to be confident working in a dynamic environment and support the team through this period of change.
Head of Accounting - Aargaur / Zürich, Switzerland
This role would be ideally suited to someone with a Big 4 background, with further industry experience in a lead Accounting role.
As the Head of Accounting Switzerland, your role will include :
Preparation of half year and annual financial statements under IFRS
Management of a sizeable team, both directly in Switzerland and the vendor relationship with the outsourced partners, covering Accounts Payable, Receivables, General Ledger, VAT, Master Data and SAP FI / CO Support
Preparation of commercial and tax law statements
Coordinate the Accounting activities for a number of Swiss entities
Working closely with the Treasury department to manage country liquidity
Support to the Audit department
Work closely with operational departments and the Country Finance Business Partner
SAP key user
Involvement in a range of ad hoc projects
Skills required :
Degree level qualification or equivalent in Finance and Accounting or related subject. A professional Accounting qualification, such as CPA, ACCA, etc.
would be strongly preferred
In depth knowledge of Accounting and Consolidation under IFRS
Experience within a corporate environment is essential, experience with a Big 4 or other consulting environment would be beneficial
Strong people management and communication skills
Fluency in German and English. Native German speaker would be strongly preferred
Experience working with a Shared Service environment and / or outsourced partners would be beneficial
Good knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Excel
If you are interested in applying for this Head of Accounting role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to meriel.
graham emearecruitment.eu or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.