Swiss / German Accountant, London, c.£45k

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Halliday Marx
From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40-45k, plus benefits and bonuses
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Hospitality/Entertainment company based in Central London is looking for an accounting specialist with fluent German language skills and a working knowledge of Swiss GAAP, to join their London-based finance team, but working on their Swiss Account, liaising regularly with their Zurich-based team.

Reporting to the EMEA Finance Director in a team of 9, the role will be broad and "Top to Bottom" in focus. Duties will include:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely management reporting
  • Setting budgets and targets for the Swiss business and communicating them to the management team
  • Produce financial accounts under Swiss GAAP
  • Setting up financial relationships with local supplier base
  • Timely billing and collection of contractual and commission revenues
  • Processing, understanding and managing payroll and other operating costs to agreed budgets
  • Requirements:

  • Fluent German language skills
  • Swiss GAAP experience
  • Accounting (or similar) degree AND / OR studying towards or qualified in a recognised Accounting Qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • All round accounting experience
  • Hospitality, entertainment or travel industry experience would advantageous but not essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English (also fluent in Finance vocabulary)
  • Detail focused with the drive to own the issues and follow actions through to completion
  • Results-oriented with personal drive and ambition