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Head of Accounting

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF140000 - CHF170000
Date added
7 July, 2022

Job Description

My client, a US-listed, diversified services and manufacturing business, is currently seeking a global Head of Accounting to join its team in Basel. 

The company is going through a period of transformation, so this is an exciting time to join, as you would be heavily involved in a range of projects, alongside the day-to-day responsibilities.

You will have either a US CPA or Swiss CPA, with a strong background in US GAAP accounting. 

You will report directly to the CFO and take full ownership for group level accounting.

The business has a strong focus on its people and always looks to promote people from within where possible, so there is strong potential for future progression

As the Head of Accounting, your role will include:

  • Oversee month, quarter and year-end closing
  • Manage a small team of direct reports
  • Responsibility for the accounting manual and future updates
  • Provide guidance to the regions on the application of US GAAP
  • Implementation of new US GAAP accounting standards
  • Assist with the integration of new acquisitions
  • Involvement in system implementations
  • Balance sheet reviews
  • Coordinate the audit process

Skills required:

  • 7+ years’ experience in a public accounting firm or Corporate Finance team
  • US CPA would be preferred
  • Expert knowledge in US GAAP, as well as a good understanding of IFRS
  • Good knowledge of SAP - prior experience with OneStream would also be beneficial
  • Strong social and communication skills


If you are interested in applying for this Head of Accounting role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1870