Accounting Supervisor (Switzerland)

Posted on: 2018-08-03

Sector: Accounting

Location: Switzerland

Type: Contract or Temp


Role:              Accounting Supervisor (Statutory Accounts/Reporting)
Contract:       Until 31st Dec 2018
Salary:           50-60CHF per hour
Location:       Schaffhausen, Switzerland
We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Accounting professional to support a global company with statutory accounts and tax submission for their Central Europe region.

You will be fluent in German, have experience of Swiss GAAP and industry knowledge. If you have US GAAP and SAP experience which would be of benefit but not essential.
You will work as part of a team of 5 but also part of a wider EMEA team for the overall company and have involvement in the global inter company accounts.
Position Summary:
Responsible for independently managing the complete preparation and review of statutory financial reporting, including income tax and indirect tax submissions for Switzerland, Germany and other entities.
Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Preparation of statutory accounts, including expertise in Swiss GAAP
  • Ensure accurate and timely indirect taxes, income taxes and other statutory submissions or reporting as required within deadlines
  • Coordinate audit efforts with internal and external auditors
  • Take the lead on statutory audits and provide tax analysis
  • Month end close activities
  • Support Company Secretarial requirements including XBRL reporting
  • Perform various day-to-day reviews approvals within the Company’s established processes and policies

 Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Ability to work independently and in a team to perform multiple concurrent and diversified tasks
  • Proficiency in Swiss GAAP and strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Solid experience in statutory accounting, direct and indirect taxation
  • Ability to interact effectively with management, functional peers and subordinates (team player)
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking skills, coordination and follow-through skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Confidence, quality and ability to communicate fluently and professionally in English and German (any other language/s a plus)

Requirements (Education, Certification, Training, and Experience)

  • Professionally qualified accountant (Swiss qualified preferred), or equivalent achieved through work experience
  • 5+ years of progressive related work experience (auditing experience would be an advantage)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team to perform multiple concurrent and diversified tasks
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Experience with US GAAP is preferred
  • Industry experience is required. IT industry experience is preferred

Consultant Details

Claire Clark

Managing Director

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