Mike Baldwin

Director

Phone number: +41 41 588 1868

Email: [email protected]

Director

With almost 10 years of recruitment experience, Mike is a specialist in Switzerland’s Finance & Accounting Recruitment market.

He has a strong understanding of Finance & Accounting, leveraged by his Economics degree and extensive experience working with senior leaders across a multitude of sectors.

Alongside this, he has a keen interest in transformation, utilising his broad knowledge to advise organisations on resources required to effectively deliver change and efficiencies.

Mike enjoys learning about people, their goals and motivations, and figuring out how to assist in their success.

When it comes to understanding clients, he can grasp the long-term strategic goals of an organisation with ease and delivers quality over quantity.

Mike’s Interests

Mike’s main interest currently revolves around building his family home, which he shares with his wife and daughter.

His other interests include competitive boxing, which he has been taking part in since he was 16, travelling, cooking, and his cat.

Mike's Successful Candidates

  • Director of Controlling
  • Director of Supply Chain Finance
  • Head of Accounting
  • Consolidation & Reporting Manager
  • Finance Transformation

Director

Interests

  • Building a Family HomeBuilding a Family Home
  • BoxingBoxing
  • TravellingTravelling
  • CookingCooking
  • His CatHis Cat

Mike Baldwin

Director

Phone number: +41 41 588 1868

Email: [email protected]

With almost 10 years of recruitment experience, Mike is a specialist in Switzerland’s Finance & Accounting Recruitment market.

He has a strong understanding of Finance & Accounting, leveraged by his Economics degree and extensive experience working with senior leaders across a multitude of sectors.

Alongside this, he has a keen interest in transformation, utilising his broad knowledge to advise organisations on resources required to effectively deliver change and efficiencies.

Mike enjoys learning about people, their goals and motivations, and figuring out how to assist in their success.

When it comes to understanding clients, he can grasp the long-term strategic goals of an organisation with ease and delivers quality over quantity.

Mike’s Interests

Mike’s main interest currently revolves around building his family home, which he shares with his wife and daughter.

His other interests include competitive boxing, which he has been taking part in since he was 16, travelling, cooking, and his cat.

Mike's Successful Candidates

  • Director of Controlling
  • Director of Supply Chain Finance
  • Head of Accounting
  • Consolidation & Reporting Manager
  • Finance Transformation
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Interests

  • Building a Family HomeBuilding a Family Home
  • BoxingBoxing
  • TravellingTravelling
  • CookingCooking
  • His CatHis Cat

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Mike Baldwin JOBS

Circa CHF 160000
Zug
Posted 2 months ago

EMEA Recruitment is working with a commodities company based in Zug, Switzerland, with multiple entities operating in various international markets.

We seek an experienced and detail-oriented Head of Accounting to join their team.

In this role, you will oversee the accounting operations for the company and its entities, and contribute to the selection and implementation of a new ERP system, and accounting in IFRS.

Responsibilities of the Head of Accounting include:

  • Accounting Oversight: Manage and oversee the accounting operations for the company and its entities, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting and compliance with accounting standards.
  • ERP Implementation: Play a key role in the selection and implementation of a new ERP system for the company, with a focus on accounting and finance modules. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Audit Coordination and Compliance: Coordinate with external auditors for annual audits and other financial reviews. Ensure all documentation and processes are audit-ready. Monitor and ensure compliance with all relevant accounting and financial regulations, both domestic and international.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement changes to enhance efficiency and accuracy in accounting operations. 

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; A master\'s degree or professional certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA) is preferred
  • Extensive experience in accounting management, preferably within the metals trading or commodities industry
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and experience with the conversion from Swiss GAAP to IFRS
  • Experience with ERP systems selection and implementation, preferably with a focus on accounting and finance modules
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead and develop an Accounting team
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in German or other languages is a plus

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
 
Competitive
Posted a month ago
EMEA Recruitment is searching for an Investment Manager to develop and oversee the investment strategy for our client\'s new family office in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The role involves creating a diversified portfolio and reviewing options across equities, fixed income, real estate, digital assets and alternatives while working closely with the family’s principals.

The ideal candidate is analytical, experienced in investment management, and capable of providing strategic financial insights.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute investment strategies aligned with the family’s financial goals and risk tolerance
  • Conduct due diligence on investment opportunities and manage the family’s portfolio
  • Monitor market trends, economic data, and industry developments to guide investment decisions
  • Prepare and present regular reports on portfolio performance and strategies to the family
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and policies
  • Collaborate with external partners such as banks, asset managers, and advisors
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Continuously evaluate and adjust the portfolio as needed

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, or a related field
  • Professional certifications such as CFA is preferred
  • Proven experience in investment management, ideally within a family office or similar environment
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of German and/or French is advantageous

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
100000 CHF
Posted a month ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a new and dynamic family office which is establishing a brand-new entity in Switzerland. Our client is searching for an English-speaking Senior Office Administrator with Accountancy experience.

This role will assist the business in the start-up phase and day-to-day once the office is set up.
 
Responsibilities of the Senior Office Administrator:
  • Setting up the new office
  • Manage the office reception desk
  • Manage relationships with local vendors and service providers
  • Processing of invoices and payroll assisting with accounts payable and general bookkeeping is a must
  • Assist with Human Resource-related activities, including contract creation and onboarding of new employees
  • Creation and implementation of office policies
  • Assisting with travel bookings and IT matters

Ideal profile:
  • Office Administration/Management experience
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping skills
  • Very good MS Office and organisational skills
  • Strong communication and social skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external parties
  • Fluency in English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
 
Competitive salary
Zug
Posted 2 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our client, an esteemed and well-regarded multi-national business in the pharma manufacturing industry, in its search for an Operations Controller.  

We seek a highly driven professional to lead initiatives to improve the cost of goods sold (COGS), enhance process automation, and implement best practices for operational efficiency.

Key responsibilities of the Operations Controller:
  • Lead and manage the financial operations of six manufacturing sites, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting
  • Analyze and monitor COGS, identifying opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvements
  • Develop and implement cost control measures and best practices to optimize manufacturing costs
  • Prepare detailed financial analysis, reports, and forecasts to support decision-making and strategic planning
  • Evaluate and improve manufacturing processes to enhance utilization and productivity
  • Collaborate with site controllers and operations teams to identify and resolve inefficiencies
  • Identify opportunities for process automation and technology enhancements to improve operational efficiency
  • Manage and mentor a team of site controllers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development

Required experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; MBA or relevant professional certification (CPA, CMA) is preferred
  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in financial management within a manufacturing environment, preferably with multi-site responsibility
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting, financial analysis, and budgeting
  • Proven track record in driving cost improvements and operational efficiency

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary
Zug
Posted 2 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is partnering with an esteemed and well-regarded multi-national business in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in its search for a Head of Group Accounting.

We are looking for a highly driven professional with multi-national experience to support the integrity of financial reporting, enhance operational efficiency, and assist with strategic financial planning and decision-making.

Key responsibilities of the Head of Group Accounting:
  • Lead and manage the Group Accounting function, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting in compliance with IFRS
  • Oversee the consolidation of financial statements for multiple international entities
  • Coordinate the annual budgeting and forecasting processes in collaboration with various departments
  • Ensure compliance with international, federal, and local tax regulations
  • Manage the preparation and submission of tax returns, ensuring accurate and timely filing
  • Coordinate and manage annual external audits, serving as the primary point of contact for auditors
  • Develop and maintain a robust internal control environment to safeguard assets and ensure the accuracy of financial records
  • Continuously evaluate and optimise the ERP system to enhance financial processes and reporting capabilities

Required experience:
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA or equivalent professional qualification is highly desirable
  • Big 4 background beneficial
  • In-depth knowledge of IFRS and international tax regulations
  • Strong ERP system implementation and management experience

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.