Financial Accounting Manager – Switzerland

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  1. Permanent
  2. English
  3. Mid-Senior level
  4. Finance & Accounting
  5. Basel
  6. Commodities & Natural Resource
  7. Accounting, Closing, Reporting, Swiss GAAP, People Management, Audit, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Cognos
Our client is an international Commodity Trading group.

On behalf of our client, Swisslinx is looking for a dynamic and business oriented Financial Accounting Manager to lead a team and be responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting and reporting of the Swiss legal entities.

Your mission

- Ensure timely and accurate monthly closing and reporting as per Group instructions
- Drive improvement projects to reduce closing time, automate processes, strengthen internal controls and gain operating efficiencies, including but not limited to: general & administrative expenses management, intercompany reconciliation and interfaces between systems
- Implement monthly review of overhead expenses and perform variance analysis against budget
- Ensure local compliance requirements are being met for all Swiss statutory accounting and filing
- Main contact person for Swiss audit process, ensuring smooth and timely issuance of unqualified audit opinions
- Perform Balance Sheet Review to ensure a no-surprise environment
- Review journals, reconciliations, monitor accounts during the month and during the monthly closing process
- Prepare monthly reporting packages
- Lead, supervise, motivate and develop the corporate accounting team

Your background

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- At least 5 years of experience in a similar position or as a financial auditor in a BIG 4
- Experience on a multi-currency environment
- Hands-on experience managing teams
- Strong accounting and finance background
- Excellent knowledge of Swiss GAAP and Swiss reporting obligations
- Excellent analytical and organisational skills
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Strong problem-solving skills with a proactive, innovating approach to work
- A team player with attention to detail and follow up
- Ability to work and deliver under pressure
- Exposure to a commodity trading business is a plus
- Experience of working in a highly international environment is a plus
- Full business proficiency in English is required. Additional languages preferred
- Experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics AX and Cognos is a plus

What’s on offer

Our client is a well-established and recognised Trading company experiencing growth. This role will ideally suit someone hands-on with experience in process improvements and who at the same time can partner with the business.

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