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Head of Accounting - Contract or Permanent

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF170000 - CHF180000
Date added
8 February, 2021

Job Description

For one of our growing multi-national clients in Geneva, we are seeking a strong Accounting Manager with the ability to lead a team through a significant transformation. This position will start immediately as interim for 6 months and could lead to a permanent contract. There is a team of 5 to manage towards excellence in a changing environment, with various standards to reach on reconciliation, reporting accuracy, and the implementation of a new tool.


Head of Accounting – Contract or Permanent, Geneva, Switzerland


The main duties and responsibilities of the Head of Accounting are:

  • Management of a team of Accountants
  • Delivery of consolidated financial statements for all stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing Accounting policies and processes, centralising where possible, local where essential
  • Owning and updating the Accounting manual, corporate and countries, communicating changes
  • Compliance and controls leadership, including being the main point of contact for Auditors
  • Country Accounting support
  • Post merger integration of acquired entities’ Accounting into the company
  • IFRS 16 lead – ensuring solid understanding across the group, especially Operations
  • Co-ordination with the controllership function to deliver monthly financial statements (P & L B/S, including quarterly reviews, and cash flow)
  • Supporting corporate Finance function as required
  • Annual statutory accounts including Group consolidation
  • Continuous improvement of month-end process, consolidation, and country Accounting


The main skills required for the Head of Accounting are:

  • Strong Accounting knowledge of IFRS and Swiss GAAP. Accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA, ACA) preferred
  • Deep experience-based understanding of group level Accounting and consolidation in an international company
  • Strong management experience (3+) with proven ability to develop high performers
  • Track record of prioritising and delivering improvements, commitment to deadlines
  • Ability to challenge strong leadership with positive outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills essential, team player
  • Fluent written and spoken English, French desirable
  • Strong project management skills in a fast-paced environment


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