Mercuri Urval


Ensuring reliability and accuracy of the books

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    Zurich Area

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The position

Reporting to the Regional Head of HR and Finance, your role as Accountant for the activities in Austria and Germany is to :

  • Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Document financial transactions by entering account information
  • Summarize current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. Provide comments on those discrepancies by asking questions to the concerned departments
  • In collaboration with the external accountant, make sure the monthly closing is done in a timely and accurate manner
  • Introduce invoices in the system and check if they are in line with the budget
  • Compute the monthly cash flows (Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, Management Accounting)
  • Secure financial information by completing data base backups
  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements
  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
  • Prepare special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
  • Prepare salaries for payment by external partner, VAT declaration and Intrastat reports
  • Maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing expected results as needed.

We are looking for a result-oriented Accountant with thorough analytical and communication skills. Your self-confidence along with judgement and common sense allow you to identify problems, be persistent, realistic and critical in drawing your own conclusions and giving the right recommendations to the business.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor degree – or equivalent by experience - in Accountancy or Business Administration
  • Min. 5 years of relevant experience as Accountant
  • Hands on experience within a human sized sales organization
  • Sound business mindset with strong problem solving as well as organizing skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and eager to improve processes in order to make them more efficient
  • Operational drive, proactive and able to work both autonomously and as a part of a team
  • Fluent in German and English

Our client offers you the possibility to take ownership of your work in every aspect of the organization, as financial issues concern every department. You will benefit from a lot of autonomy while being able to count on the support of your functional manager as often as necessary. Join a financially stable international group where initiatives and entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged not to say expected. You may count on an attractive salary package in line with your experience.

We thank you for sending your application to www.mercuriurval.ch, Reference: CH-02553. For further information please call +41 22 365 44 44. Mercuri Urval has offices in Zurich, Nyon, Berne and Lucerne as well as more than 70 branches worldwide.

About the company

Our client is part of an international group specializing in developing and distributing presence sensors as well as light and LED captors. With offices in the Zurich area, this Swiss subsidiary represents over 20 million euros in sales and employs around 65 engaged collaborators active in Germany, Austria and Poland. In order to sustain the organizational changes which have been put in place over the last few months, our client is looking for an experienced and hand-son accountant (m/f).