Michael Page Suisse

Accounting / Chartered


Head of banking accounting and regulatory reporting

12 September Genève, Geneva Perm

Our client, is an international, dynamic bank offering investment and trading solutions to private and institutional clients.

Reporting to the Chief Risk and Finance Officer you will be responsible for conducting the financial controlling, accounting and regulatory reporting of the bank.

The role is versatile and involves the following tasks:

Month end management accounting processReview, preparation and posting of standard and non-standard journals for the bankReconciliations including inter-companies'Responsible for the completeness, accuracy and validity of balance sheet accounts in the General LedgerProduction and review the bank's P&L and associated analysesReview of various costs elements to ensure completeness and accuracyCost analysis and reporting including variance analysis

Development of month end accounting processAssisting in the identification and implementation of key efficiency improvementsDevelopment/improvement of integrated processesImproving timeliness and accuracy of monthly accounting cycleEnsure Financial Control risks are being identified, investigated, managed and reported within established guidelines

Liaising with internal stakeholders as requiredWorking with departmental managers for greater clarity of spentAssisting in developing reports to further enhance spend analysisIdentifying areas for reducing costs

Completion of Regulatory and Tax returnsAssisting in the automation of daily/monthly processesAssistance in completing various tax packs for submission to tax advisors and authoritiesPreparation of VAT return, withholding tax, FWD as well as Cantonal and Federal taxes and working with Tax department to ensure procedures followedCompleting reports for SNB and FINMA by using FIRE and FOCUSEnsure the bank is compliant with local reporting requirements and that these are appropriately set up

Year-end processPreparation of year-end packs for auditorsResolving auditor queriesPreparation of the bank's statutory accounts

Daily Cash operationsRecording bank transactions and performing cashbook reconciliationsReconciling the Bank Trading system to bank statementsChecking and processing intergroup broker margin paymentsManaging company currency bank balances and calculating the bank's currency exposure

Senior banking accounting, controlling role

Dynamic and innovative bank

A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting and regulatory reporting in a bank in SwitzerlandUniversity education in finance/business or qualified accountantWide ranging management accounting experience and strong hands-on accounting skillsAttention to detailMeeting deadlinesTaking ownership of assigned responsibilitiesStrong team ethosProactive attitude in identifying and resolving problems and proposing solutionsExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalAbility to adapt to a rapidly changing environmentAbility to work unsupervised, showing initiative in identifying problems and posing solutionsStrong Microsoft Excel skills (including pivot tables, advanced formulae)Experience using FIRE a must-haveFluent in French and English (verbal & written)SUN 5.2.1 & Vision 6 Accounts experience desirable

A multi-tasking senior finance position in a dynamic, innovative and growing bank

Competitive package