The Senior accountant will support the SwissCo and Lux controllership Team Lead. He / She will be performing assigned general ledger activities in a timely and accurate manner, will support the month end close process and will be responsible for the correctness of G / L entries in compliance with US GAAP, as well as local GAAP requirement and SOX compliance.
As our new colleague, you will be in charge with :
Perform US and Local GAAP month-end closing activities : journals booking, HFM reporting, month end schedules
Coordinates with site finance leaders and entity controllers to ensure timely flow of information
Prepares, reviews and controls accounting journals
Ensure all journal entries comply with internal and external audit specifications
Perform monthly account reconciliations, ensuring sufficient and quality back-ups
Prepare periodically reports requested by local regulations (e.g. Statistics and other regulatory reporting)
Produces routine reports, schedules, and summaries for management
Support the annual US GAAP / statutory / SOX audits
Ensure support external auditor and prepare deliverables for local statutory audit
May undertake limited payroll, banking and treasury operations.
May prepare reports for local regulators upon request
Supports external advisor on CITR preparation, gather data and review
Seek opportunities for central testing, automatization and process efficiencies
May establish, modify, document and co-ordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures
BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
2-5 years of experience with general ledger functions and the month-end / year-end close process
Fluent in English
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
SAP and HFM experience is a plus
Motivated self-starter; proactive in identifying issues along with recommending issue resolution
Flexible about work content, timings and location
Ability to meet deadlines
Works independently, only exceptionally requires supervision.
Strong analytical skills
Process and results oriented.
Reliable and consistent
Advanced MS Excel skills including VLOOKUP’s and pivot tables