Our client, an ever-expanding multinational, are searching for a Head of Accounting to join & lead their Geneva team.
Head of Accounting, Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting directly to the CFO, you will have a high-level exposure to the senior management of the business.
If you are a candidate who is looking for a role with a mix of operational vs. strategic, and who likes to bring new ideas to the table, this could be the position for you.
Preparation of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS and Swiss GAAP.
Management of 8 direct reports including Consolidation & Accounting Managers.
Lead training sessions and performance reviews to develop team members.
Constantly refresh knowledge on IFRS standards and regulations, and update accounting manuals and policies to reflect this.
Develop close working relationships with the wider finance function (e.g. controlling, tax)
Responsible for the monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes.
Liaison with internal and external auditors.
Involvement in ad-hoc projects including systems upgrades, process improvements and dashboard creation.
Key competencies & soft skills:
Full fluency in English and French a must.
Bachelors/Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent.
CPA / ACCA or equivalent a benefit.
Big 4 experience is a plus, but not compulsory.
Strong communication and influencing skills.
Ability to build relationships with finance & non-finance, internal & external stakeholders.
Prior experience of hiring, managing, and developing team members.
A Swiss passport/permit or EU passport is mandatory for this role.
If you are interested in applying for this Head of Accounting role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to Emma.Feneley@emearecruitment.eu or call Emma Feneley in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
As our client continues to acquire new orders and enter new markets, they have identified the need to further enhance their Quality department. Our client is a growing life sciences business entering into new European markets
Senior Quality Engineer, Zug, Switzerland
As Senior Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for upholding the group standards, working cross functionally to improve regulatory compliance and packaging validation for product release.
You will be responsible for optimising processes and will be well versed with ISO standards and FDA regulations (13485). Ultimately geared towards improving the strategic focus to exceed customer expectations. You will help lead the Quality function and communicate efficiently with all Suppliers and internal customers (finance, logistics, product owners etc) to help achieve agreed standards collectively across multiple sites and countries.
We are looking for a Senior Quality Engineer with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level
Previous experience in quality standards for new product release
As the Senior Quality Engineer, you will have previously identified, led and successfully concluded Continuous Improvement exercises
Fluent in English is essential, German advantageous
Being well versed with ISO standard 13485 and FDA regulations
Strong understanding of pharmaceutical regulation
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Quality Engineer role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna Grey in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client has an exciting opportunity to offer, for a Global Internal Auditor to work as part of a global internal audit team within a growing and sustainability focused organisation.
Global Internal Auditor, Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
As Global Internal Auditor you will be working across operational, IT and SOX related audits. Your specialism and main focus will be as Subject Matter Expert in SOX and internal controls. The role offers a platform to gain key exposure of the business with a view to progressing your career internally, into a business or finance focused role.
With international opportunities also available internally, this role will ideally suit an ambitious individual looking gain knowledge in an internal role, taking their first step out of a Big 4 environment, in order to gain a broader business exposure.
Preparation and execution of internal control and SOX testing
Plan and carry out advisory and assurance meets, from operational audits, fraud investigations to quality and compliance reviews
Continuous improvement through closely working with other team members to assess risks and develop audit programs
Identification of risks and controls
Regular interaction across number of departments and management across the business, as well as effective interaction and provision of information for external auditors
Global travel (25-30%) to perform audits abroad in a variety of cultures/international environments
RA/CIA Qualification or similar preferred, but practical experience more important
5-6+ years’ experience – preferably including SOX
Experience gained in a Big 4 environment, ideally to Manager level, and/or internally within a multinational company
Interest in international travel (25-30%) alongside a good work-life balance
Strong communication skills in English language, also ideally with Dutch. Additional languages such as French, German, Spanish, Mandarin) would be beneficial
If you are interested in applying for this Global Internal Auditor role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Elliott Sayers in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 11 02.
We are currently excited to be recruiting the role of Finance & Administration Manager, working with an international subsidiary of a large multinational listed business, with offices located in The Hague.
Finance & Administration Manager, The Hague, Zuid Holland
The company has opened a newly created position, covering a broad range of duties ranging from running financial administration of 15 holding companies, including internal and external reporting, to assuming the role of Office Manager – providing all round support to employees in a small team setting.
Management of HR/Facilities/Accounting/IT related tasks and acting as main point of contact for Head Office
Overseeing financial administration for 15 holding companies - including writing financial statements
Charging costs, booking invoices and reporting monthly figures in a timely and accurate manner
Management of payroll and CIT/VAT declarations
Liaising with external parties including the Dutch tax authorities and bank/s
Qualified to HBO level (higher professional) or similar
15+ years’ experience in a similar role, with experience and knowledge of statutory financial requirements and broader ‘office management’ experience
Strong communication skills for interaction both internally and externally
Ability to work well independently and as team player, with good time management skills
Fluency in both Dutch AND English (including written) is essential
Prior SAP knowledge is beneficial
If you are interested in applying for this Finance & Administration Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Polly in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.
Our client based near Zug is recruiting for an Accountant to join their team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Accountant to join a growing, international business, with growth opportunities in different areas.
Accountant, Zug, Switzerland
To be considered for this Accountant role you will have solid experience in AP/AR and general ledger accounting and basic experience in consolidation processes. You will hold strong communication skills and will be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Key responsibilities for the Accountant include:
To support the finance team with accounts payables/receivables, general ledger accounting and closing/consolidation tasks
Assisting in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual closing activities
Assisting with budgets and forecasting and having analytic foresight into how the Accounts can drive the business forward
Organise first reviews of balance sheets and profit/loss statement with Accounting Manager
Assist during the financial audit process.
Credit Card and employee expense booking and reconciliation.
Experience and knowledge required for the ideal Accountant:
At least 2-3 years’ experience within Accounting
Graduate or business qualification, ideally with Accounting accreditation
Full fluency in English, German is a plus
MS Office proficiency, SAP experience is a plus
Knowledge of Swiss CO and IFRS rules is an advantage
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Must hold a valid permit to work in Switzerland
If you are interested in applying for this Accountant role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Jessica Watt in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client is an international pharmaceutical business, offering critical solutions to industry; maximizing research and technology to make a positive impact on society and are currently seeking a Group Controller. With their technical expertise and strategic collaborations, they are driving change and innovation in their field.
Group Controller, Amsterdam, Noord Holland
We are currently recruiting for a newly created position, a Group Controller, to join their centralised finance function working as part of a small, key team in this global business. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced people manager to oversee and develop the financial accounting and external financial reporting functions to ensure accurate, timely reporting, in compliance with US GAAP and IFRS.
Your duties will include although will not be limited to:
Leading and developing the financial accounting and external financial reporting functions
Driving financial system transformation and process improvements to support the business' continued growth and development
Engaging with internal and external stakeholders
Ensuring compliance with US GAAP, IFRS and SOX
Supporting corporate activities and projects within the finance function for example transfer pricing, treasury, financings, etc.
Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or a recognized professional qualification RA, ACA, ACCA, CPA (or equivalent)
An audit background in the Big4 would be preferred
At least 15 years' relevant work experience
US GAAP and SOX experience
Fluent in English
Experience in a multinational organization
Strong people management skills and experience developing teams
A keen eye for detail, quality, and a drive to excel
Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
High level of honesty, integrity, commitment, and responsibility
If you are interested in applying for this Group Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation, please call Michelle Ewing in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 11 02.
Our client is an prestigious, international company with a European Headquarter in Amsterdam. They are currently looking to appoint a Cash Manager into their join their centralised Treasury Team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Corporate Treasury Manager and be mainly responsible for cash and intercompany loan management.
Cash Manager, Amsterdam, Noord Holland
This is a great opportunity for the ambitious professional, with experience in either finance or treasury, looking for a professional development in a challenging environment. You will also be part of a diverse and international finance department.
Tasks & responsibilities:
Daily cash management for a high volume of entities, with cash forecasting
Manage the intercompany loans position and limits, coordinate with accounting teams and provide correct data for finanical accounting
Participate in reasury process optmisation and standardisation
Assist with internal and external treasury related audits
Record transactions in the banking system and maintain daily transactions
Provide daily and ad hoc exchange rates for the group companies
Bank account maintenance, account opening, closing, and additional relavent tasks
Provide any other ad-hoc support to the treasury team
Relevant Bachelors degree
Fluency in English and Russian is essential
A minimum of 4 yeast finance experience, preferably within Cash Management and Treasury
Highly organisaed and a problem solving attitiude
If you are interested in applying for this Cash Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Hannah Mallia in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102
As my client enters continued growth across their businesses, they are seeking a Strategic Logistics Network Manager, to review the current warehousing and distribution structure on a global scale. With newly established headquarters located close to Zug, our client is offering the successful candidate the chance to strategically manage third party suppliers and shape international growth. You will hold a pivotal role as the centralised logistics division evolves, as such you will be defining the future strategic role of the logistics function.
Logistics Network Manager, Zug, Switzerland
As Logistics Network Manager, operating within a specialist consumer environment,?£? you will report into the Head of Supply Chain and help define the local, central and global warehouse, DC and transportation strategy for the global business. You will evaluate current logistics processes, creating strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders with a long term, sustainable view
You will have autonomy to shift regional processes into a new centralised function, aligning all areas of the business to achieve global synergy and exceed agreed targets.
As the Logistics Network Manager, we are looking for a high calibre leader with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level
5 plus?£?years’ experience within a warehouse, distribution function based within an FMCG environment
Experience of working in a global environment within a fast paced atmosphere
Previously identified, led and successfully concluded projects with logistics and network planning
Proven ability to manage suppliers as partners
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
Excellent working knowledge of ERP systems
Willing to travel circa 20+%
If you are interested in applying for this Logistics Network Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to?£?email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna Grey in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We are currently working with a US listed business, located within easy commute of Den Haag and Amsterdam, to recruit an Accounting Manager Benelux. As a key player in the field of technology and services, the company works across a diverse range of industries and has a strong brand and reputation.
Experiencing continued success, the organisation has an opportunity available for an experienced, qualified Accountant to join their Benelux division as Accounting Manager, strengthening the function with responsibility for statutory compliance and interaction with numerous external organisations. This opportunity sits within a truly international business and offers a clear progression path for career development. Whilst it is a full time role, part time applicants may also be considered.
Working autonomously with full responsibility for statutory compliance
Preparation of financial statements for 8+ operating companies across Belgium and Netherlands
Liaison with external tax advisors, auditors and Shared Service Centres
Preparation of income tax returns
Compliance with the Central Bureau Statistics and preparation of documents for worker councils
Hands-on responsibility for payroll related issues
Participation in projects such as integration of acquisitions
ACCA or equivalent qualification
5+ years’ experience in statutory accounting/compliance
Experience of having worked with Dutch and/or Belgian entities
Ability to work autonomously and a ‘can-do’ approach
Experience of working with SAP would be ideal
Fluent Dutch and English language skills are essential
If you are interested in applying for this Accounting Manager Benelux role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 11 02.
Our client is an international leader, the fastest growing company in their industry, offering sustainable solutions to industry through their innovative products and services.
Regional Head of HR (Northern Europe), Zug, Switzerland
We are current recruiting for a Regional Head of HR to set up their new office in Zug. Reporting into the Regional Head of Europe with a dotted line to the CHRO, this role will be a responsible for leading on the design and delivery of the people strategy across North Europe in line with business strategy, aiming to optimize performance across the business through effective leadership, change and people management. It includes special projects, organization restructuring, talent acquisition, performance management, talent management and career planning, learning and development and compensation review.
Partnering with stakeholders across the business to ensure the HR strategy aligns with the wider business goals
Providing leadership for the HR function, managing and developing a team of direct reports across HR (3-4), training and health & safety
Designing and delivering a resource plan as per the guidelines provided by the Corporate HR and business requirements
Negotiating with multiple trade unions
Dealing with high level and complex employment law issues
Driving on employee engagement across the business
Gathering sector and industry standards for benchmarking best practices
Driving the need for continuous improvements and supporting the business through periods of change
Lead the Performance Management system to drive a culture of feedback and performance coaching
Overall 12-15 years of experience in a Global Senior HR role within pharma, consumer, agri-business, chemical or similar industry
Broad knowledge and experience of HR best practices in employee relations, performance management, recruitment, payroll, compensation, policy/procedure development and interpretation.
MBA in HR or equivalent professional degree
Strategic thinking mindset
Strong Influencing Skills
Collaborative working with cross-functional teams
Solid business acumen
Strong interpersonal & multicultural skills
Strong stakeholder management
This is an opportunity to shape and lead a HR function for a highly successful organisation
If you are interested in applying for this Regional Head of HR (Northern Europe) role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com for a confidential conversation please call Keeley in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.