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Head of Accounting

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF160000 - CHF170000
Date added
13 August, 2021

Job Description

My client, an industrial business headquartered in Switzerland, is currently looking to hire a Head of Accounting Switzerland, reporting directly to the Group CFO with a dotted line to the Country CEO. 


You will be leading a large team split between Switzerland and an outsourced SSC in Poland.


The business has been going through some restructuring, including outsourcing part of the Accounting function, so you will need to be confident working in a dynamic environment and support the team through this period of change.


Head of Accounting - Aargaur/Zürich, Switzerland


This role would be ideally suited to someone with a Big 4 background, with further industry experience in a lead Accounting role. 


As the Head of Accounting Switzerland, your role will include:

  • Preparation of half year and annual financial statements under IFRS
  • Management of a sizeable team, both directly in Switzerland and the vendor relationship with the outsourced partners, covering Accounts Payable, Receivables, General Ledger, VAT, Master Data and SAP FI/CO Support
  • Preparation of commercial and tax law statements
  • Coordinate the Accounting activities for a number of Swiss entities
  • Working closely with the Treasury department to manage country liquidity
  • Support to the Audit department
  • Work closely with operational departments and the Country Finance Business Partner
  • Process optimisation
  • SAP key user
  • Involvement in a range of ad hoc projects

Skills required:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in Finance and Accounting or related subject. A professional Accounting qualification, such as CPA, ACCA, etc. would be strongly preferred
  • In depth knowledge of Accounting and Consolidation under IFRS
  • Experience within a corporate environment is essential, experience with a Big 4 or other consulting environment would be beneficial
  • Strong people management and communication skills
  • Fluency in German and English. Native German speaker would be strongly preferred
  • Experience working with a Shared Service environment and/or outsourced partners would be beneficial
  • Good knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Excel


If you are interested in applying for this Head of Accounting role please register your interest using the link below,  send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.