Senior Accountant

Our client is a global operating SME, developing, producing and trading of consumer goods in sports and fashion.

In the strategy of transitioning the commercial business to Switzerland we are looking for a well versed

Senior Accountant (60 - 100%)

The accounting, tax and payrolling divisions for the newly established legal entities in Zug / Switzerland are currently managed by an external trust company. The aim is to integrate the accounting part and establish it in-house, with payrolling also being integrated at a later date. You will be leading the accounting function legal entities in Switzerland.

As key Finance person in the new headquarters in Zug / Switzerland you will be directly reporting into the Group CFO and at the same time closely cooperating with the counterparts in Germany and Asia.


As Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for all day-to-day tasks such as accounts payable, general ledger entries, intercompany invoicing, and processing of payments.

In addition, you will manage on a later stage all tax related matters and perform payroll accounting in Switzerland. As a newly established business in Switzerland, you will be required to further develop and define accounting and payroll processes.


You work location will be Zug / Switzerland, whereas remote work from home is supported and encouraged.



Your Tasks:

Responsibilities Accounting

  • Keep the ledgers in full compliance with Swiss GAAP with monthly balance sheet reconciliations

• Ensure that accounts payable / accounts receivable are booked and

paid / collected in a timely manner

  • Manage intercompany transactions and cost reinvoicing between entities
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions following Group procedures
  • Develop and improve accounting processes
  • Issue timely and complete monthly financial statements


Responsibilities Compliance, Tax, Legal

  • Manage all tax aspects (VAT returns, income tax return) and support on international tax matters
  • Coordinate and cooperate with Auditors
  • Manage Cash Flow: Provide payment lists for adequate payments of suppliers
  • Manage payroll including social insurances, taxes and fringe benefits (later stage)
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulation and laws in Switzerland


Your Profile:

  • Commercial education / Bachelor’s degree
  • Further degree in Accounting (ACCA, Fachausweis Buchhaltung)
  • 5+ years progressive experience in accounting and preferably payroll of a small/medium size company in Switzerland, based on Swiss GAAP standards
  • Very organised, reliable and detail-oriented work style
  • Strong command in English and German (business languages)
  • Provel ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees


For the successful candidate, this position provides immense growth opportunities, with the possibility to contribute to business decisions and planning, to Group consolidation or treasury tasks. The position requires the ability to work and communicate across numerous functional areas within the Group, offering exposure to a truly international business and its underlying finance structure.



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