Head of Accounting Head of Accounting …

Badenoch + Clark (Switzerland)
in Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jun 21
Badenoch + Clark (Switzerland)
in Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jun 21
Head of Accounting
Our client is an international company
  • Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Senior Accounting Manager supervises the following controllership activities for the group:Accounting, Consolidation, Internal controls and audit, Treasury and Taxes


Day to day:

  • Manage the accounting team for local statutory and consolidated accounts
  • Drive the local accounting team for foreign subsidiaries and branches
  • Participate in closing operations and review all local closing operations and figures
  • Implement a closing book for entities reporting and perform controlling activities over actual figures
  • Prepare consolidated closing operations and financial statements under IFRS standards
  • Comply with local and global reporting requirements
  • Manage tax filings (calculation, declaration, audits)
  • Manage the relationship with outsourced functions (local external accountants, tax advisers) and external auditors


  • Lead group compliance towards IFRS standards
  • Develop, document and deploy an internal control system for all entities within the group
  • Structure and homogenize accounting, finance and internal control policies and procedures across the group
  • Participate in the integration process of newly acquired entities for financial matters
  • Lead tax projects
  • Chartered accountant (Diplôme d'expertise comptable, CPA, ACCA)
  • Minimum 5 years' experience including big 4 experience and international exposure
  • IFRS knowledge and practice
  • Team management and first industrial experience is desired
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Solid internal controls experience in industry (specific ERP controls is a plus)
  • Hands-on manager
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work in a lean, action-oriented organization
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to influence and negotiate skillfully through all company managers
  • Flexibility, adaptability, self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently and across teams and partners
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
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