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

Clients

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Mike Baldwin JOBS

Competitive salary
Zug
Posted a month 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 a month 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.
Competitive
Posted 3 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a skilled Senior Key Account Manager to join a growing biofuels company and be part of its growth in Europe.

Responsibilities of the Senior Key Account Manager:
  • Support a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) business in the European region to drive sales growth and maximize profitability, while supporting company growth strategy and exceeding targets
  • Own customer relationships to create and maintain stickiness
  • Manage sales process from proposal, customer agreements, order management, delivery/operation arrangement and payment collection
  • Explore business opportunities to develop new markets in response to energy transition requirement
  • Develop and strengthen business relationships and network with international buyers and traders
  • Conduct regular market research/analysis and maintain industry relationships to stay abreast of market trends, competitive actions, policy developments, and sustainability requirements
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, e.g. Operations, Logistics, Finance, and Sustainability, to ensure cargo trade or deliveries, and associated financials are well-planned and smoothly executed

Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Business, Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 5-10 years of business development experience in the oil & gas, energy trading, biofuels or airline sales and marketing industry
  • High level of awareness of compliance and internal control
  • Basic risk analysis and management, hedging, economic evaluation, financial, credit and accounting knowledge of energy trading businesses
  • Fluent in English; additional European languages are advantageous 
  • Willingness to travel, up to 25% of the time
  • Knowledge of biofuels business and sustainability frameworks 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.

CHF 110,000-120,000
Zug
Posted 2 days ago
We seek an experienced Senior Accountant to join our client\'s dynamic team in Zug. The Senior Accountant will focus on General Ledger management, accounts receivables, financial analysis, and VAT compliance.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant:
  • Oversee General Ledger with S/4 HANA or SAP systems.
  • Manage accounts receivables, including posting journal entries
  • Perform bad debt and credit limit calculations
  • Conduct financial analysis and manage VAT compliance
  • Credit limits calculation, working alongside key accounts and the sales team to ensure payments are received on time
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and year-end financial closings

Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience with S/4 HANA or SAP
  • Strong knowledge of General Ledger accounting
  • Proficiency in VAT regulations and compliance

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.