Our client - a leader in his industrial sector with worldwide activity - is looking for their Head of Accounting & Administration. In this role you will be responsible for all aspects of the finance department except controlling and FP&A. This position reports to the group CFO and based in the region of Geneva.
Head of Accounting & Consolidation
Manage and develop the Accounting team located in Switzerland – in close cooperation with country CFO
Be responsible for accurate accounting under local accounting norms and Swiss GAAP
Ensure Accounting data are accurate and in compliance with applicable GAAP's
Supervising customs and VAT issues
Lead the Group-level monthly financial consolidation
Prepare statutory reporting up to year end closings including: Local Annual Accounts, Corporate income tax declarations, VAT and others tax aspects
Be the primary contact for external audit
Develop, maintain and monitor consolidation systems, accounting policies and procedures for all Group companies, consistent with local and Group accounting principles
Ensure full compliance with Group Policies and management of relevant risks, coordinate proper application of ICS controls
Lead improvement of accounting processes and be supportive with implementations of new financial and accounting projects
Ensure that intercompany cost allocations are in line with management agreements and transfer pricing policy
Thorough knowledge and experience in preparing financial accounts under Swiss GAAP FER and consolidated financial statements
CPA or minimum degree in Accounting/Finance/ACCA qualification
7 to 15 years work experience in Accounting and consolidation, within a medium to large size company and accustomed to a fast-paced environment
Inherent ability to connect with and influence people within an international organization while demonstrating team spirit
French and English fluent (German is a plus)
Attention to detail, good judgment in decision making
Hands on approach, work well under pressure, deadline, action and solution oriented
For this important position we are looking for a dynamic, self motivated team player with the ability to deliver results through people.
Someone who can analyze, identify and understand issues and opportunities, who can compare data from different sources to draw conclusions, generate alternative solutions when required and who will work side by side with the business.