Michael Page Suisse

Financial director / Consolidation


Regional accounting manager

New 01 December Kanton Zürich, Zürich Perm

Our client is an international, fast paced American company within the manufacturing industry. They are listed on the NYSE and have a very multicultural atmosphere

- Ensure compliance with US GAAP / Local GAAP requirements / SOX / Tax Compliance
- Management of a team of 5-7 (in-)direct reports. The development and structuring of the team
- Overall coordination and responsibility for timely local statutory and tax reporting according to the legal due dates;
- Ensure good working relations with Business Management & Corporate functions and with the management Shared Service Centers on regional matters
- Establish an enhanced closing schedule and implement appropriate changes in the closing process to optimise efficiency and quality of it
- Ensure compliance with Corporate policies and execution of SOXcontrols e.g. for Journal Entry Approvals, Account Reconciliations, Stock Observations
- Support functional related financial activities, including growth initiatives, bench-marking, 3rd party contracts, expense residual analysis, and various reporting requirements at the Business and function level
- Drive continuous improvements of the financial processes
- Coordinate the audit-efforts with external and internal auditors
- Identify, evaluate and quantify any internal risks. Assess internal controls being applied on effectiveness and efficiency and implement changes
- Participate in / lead special (ad-hoc) projects on a regional or global basis.
- Keep contact with counterparts in other regions and leverage inter-regional opportunities

Fantastic opportunity to lead an international team

CPA, qualified accountant, ideally with big4 and industry background

- Pro-active, hands on mentality, convincing, motivated, team player and good leadership skills.
- Strong communication skills, ability to influence others
- Professional level of knowledge of modern accounting practices
- Good understanding of US GAAP reporting, including tax accounting
- Good understanding of Local GAAP reporting, VAT and tax reporting for one, ideally more countries in EMEA. Overall understanding of the differences between US and local GAAP / tax
- Good understanding of and experience with cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
- Good understanding of the use and application of ERP systems (SAP preferred)
- Good understanding of the use and application of MS Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint)
- Several years of people management experience
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant financial experience covering both a multinational environment as well as some years with Big 4 audit firm
- Manufacturing industry experience
- Hands-on experience with Internal Controls (SOX)
- Willingness to travel
- Work Experience with cultural diversity
- Fluent in English plus in at least one additional European language both verbal and written

Great opportunity to support an international team, be involved in projects and drive improvements Dynamic environment and an opportunity to be part of a fantastic team