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Accounting & Reporting Manager Europe (M/F) - Lausanne

On 25 août

Offer criteria

  • Reporting Manager , Accounting Manager
  • Genève
  • Permanent contract
  • Full Time
  • Fields of expertise: Audit , ERP , Financial control , Finance , GAAP See more , JDE , Accounting Show less

Company: Michael Page

Our client is an international group settling is European HQ in Lausanne.

Job description


  • Ensure implementation of applicable accounting rules (US GAAP, [Swiss GAAP] in conjunction with Statutory & Tax Manager) and guarantee the integrity, comprehensiveness and accuracy of accounts
  • Supervise the timely completion of the periodic and quarterly close process, ensuring complete and accurate financial statements and related key metrics such as same-store sales growth and unit count. Key deliverables include the periodic common reporting package, quarterly balance sheet reviews, MD&A packages, and management representation letters
  • Identify and partner with Division Controller and company Control to resolve any new or significant accounting and reporting issues that arise each quarter
  • Supervise accounting & consistency checks (bank reconciliations, account reconciliations, Entry testing…)
  • Participate to the design of the internal control framework, in conjunction with Group reporting & audit
  • Control spend & investment by project, type & department, and report to account holders
  • Collaborate with the Statutory & Tax Manager to ensure tax & statutory reporting of the entities
  • Forecast & manage cashflow, to ensure an appropriate level of funding & optimal allocation of reserves with Group treasury ; manage relationships with local banks
  • Collaborate with Head of Planning to deliver actionable monthly/quarterly/annual management reporting

Admin & systems

  • Design & implement administrative processes to support control framework, in partnership with relevant departments (approval matrix & workflow, PO tracking, expense policy, procurement policy)
  • Implement & adapt systems to support & automate financial processes (expense reports, treasury management, management reporting, AP management, AR management)
  • Serve on task forces as necessary (e.g. new system implementations)

Knowledge Management

  • Provide expertise on ad hoc topics to Peers, Franchise Partners
  • Act as a Topic Expert towards Finance team & RSC on finance, accounting, control topics

People Management

  • 2 Direct reports + indirect reports across the region

Profile description

  • Finance/Accounting qualifying Degree (CPA or equivalent) ; advanced university degree (Master's or Equivalent)
  • Min 10 years of experience in accounting, audit, financial control; prior experience in a large international corporation is mandatory ; knowledge of the multi-site retail industry is a plus
  • Excellent understanding of finance, accounting, tax & administrative processes;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP accounting framework ; knowledge of Swiss GAAP is a plus;
  • Proficiency with Finance tools & systems (ERP - JDE a plus - , Reporting - HFM a plus, Office);
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Strong analytical & synthesis skills;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Rigor, integrity & confidentiality;
  • Passion for team work & development;
  • Languages : Fluent English;
  • Position based in Lausanne,

Salary and benefits

Salary: from 130 000 CHF to 150 000 CHF gross/year

Reference: JN-082021-3560602_MP_CH

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