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French Speaking Accountant

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF 100000 - CHF 120000
Date added
18 January, 2021

Job Description

Opportunity for a French speaking Accountant to join a global manufacturing business at their European headquarters in Schaffhausen. You will take responsibility for all aspects of Accounting for one of their key plant locations based in France, as well a number of other smaller entities.


French Speaking Accountant, Schaffhausen, Switzerland


The company is based in modern offices with a strong team orientated and multi-cultural environment.  There is potential for someone in this role to grow further to take on additional topics, such as FP&A.


As an Accountant your role will cover:

  • Responsibility for monthly, quarterly and annual closing activities for the French entity and a few other smaller entities
  • Preparation of financial statements under US GAAP
  • General ledger
  • Ensure compliance for SOX and company internal controls
  • Review of accounts payable and ensure compliance with SOX controls
  • Local VAT, intrastat and French GAAP activities
  • Support in ad hoc projects and other areas of analysis


Skills required:

  • Prior knowledge of US GAAP.  Knowledge of French GAAP would be desirable but not essential
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role, including independent closing of the books
  • Degree level qualification in Finance and Accounting or related subject


If you are interested in applying for this French Speaking Accountant role please register your interest using the link below,  send your CV to or call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.