Michael Page Suisse

Accounting / Chartered


Interim - sr accountant, us gaap operations & tax - finance

08 June Genève, Vaud Temp

As part of our Swiss Center of Expertise in charge of General Accounting & Compliance for all EMEA and LATAM entities

As part of our Swiss Center of Expertise in charge of General Accounting & Compliance for all EMEA and LATAM entities, you will join a small group of highly skilled professionals having the responsibility of 30+ entities within a very dynamic and challenging business environment.

US GAAP Accounting:Prepare monthly closing entries for defined process;Analyze actuals and prepare month over month flux analysis for P&L and B/S;Work closely with Finance & Strategy group for variances to forecast analysis;Prepare or review B/S account reconciliations;Comply with SOX requirements (controls, narratives, walk-throughs);Respond to internal and group audit requests.

Indirect Tax compliance:

Responsible of the end-to-end process of preparation and filing of VAR returns and other Indirect Tax obligations for designated EMEA entities. Responsibilities include:Interaction with business partners, both internal and external, to ensure VAT process is compliant with different local legislations;Assist in implementation of new Indirect Tax requirements in system and process flows;Monitor VAT compliance deadlines;Collect, review and re-work ERP data to be sent to external provider for preparation of the workings;Review and approve VAT returns, EC Sales lists and Intrastat declarations prepared by external provider;Issue payment request if VAT payable;Monitor open VAT refunds;Post adjusting entries as part of month-end close operations and prepare/review B/S reconciliations;Prepare weekly meetings with external provider to discuss issue log and ongoing VAT subjects;Prepare responses to queries from tax authorities;Assist in data collection and data analysis in case of audit by tax authorities.

Prepare monthly closing entries for defined process;

Ensure VAT process is compliant

Experience in a multinational company

Demonstrated Indirect Tax compliance experience

Demonstrated knowledge of US GAAP

Experience with SOX compliance

ERP experience required (ORACLE Financials and Hyperion preferred)

Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to manage communication and collaboration with various stakeholders, both internal and external

Results oriented and commitment to deadlines

Willing to work in a fast growing and challenging environment and ability to work on various topics simultaneously and to revisit priorities and agenda on a daily basis

Hands-on, decisive and fast worker

Proactive approach to work

Ability to work both alone and in a team environment

Excellent analytical skills

Fluent English

Very dynamic and challenging business environment.