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Senior Project Accountant 12 months contract Lausanne area
We are looking for a Senior US GAAP Accountant to work within Shared Services Controllership team. The person will take ownership of the month-end closing activities, Balance Sheet reconciliations, and also provide support on various projects/processes improvements initiatives.
The types of activities and responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
Preparation of the Functional reporting packages (P&L) as well as the Balance Sheet accounts (as assigned within area of responsibility)
Preparation and/or Review of the Balance Sheet reconciliations
Preparation of calculations stating basis for the US GAAP entries and Review of such calculations when prepared by other team-members
Preparation of documentation needed for US GAAP audit and statutory accounts (prepared by Professional Service providers), also ensure that all follow up queries from tax team are answered timely
Provide support on numerous projects and ensure prompt answers to ad-hoc requests
Candidates need to:
have strong analytical and accounting skills (approx.10+ years of accounting experience acquired preferably in the Shared Services environment)
see "big picture" and challenge established processes
demonstrate understanding of compliance topics (in that role it'll translate into maintaining high level of SOX documentation for journal entries, reconciliations, successful process walkthroughs with Group auditors)
be hands-on, flexible, have ability to multi-tasking