Accountant 80-100%

FE fundinfo (Switzerland) AG is currently looking to recruit an experienced Accountant 80-100%

24 February 2020

FE fundinfo (Switzerland) AG is currently looking to recruit an experienced Accountant 80-100%

FE fundinfo is a market leader as the company facilitates better, more efficient investing by connecting fund managers and fund distributors and enabling them to share and act on trusted, insightful information. We provide the data, tools, infrastructure and expertise required to research, distribute, market and invest in funds and model portfolios – maximising efficiencies for asset managers and fund distributors through our unique cloud platform. We help fund managers collate, store and share their fund data – reducing costs and creating operational efficiencies.

The company’s strength is in its people, ethos, technology and innovation. The company’s products and services set industry standards for quality, accuracy, transparency and risk control.

In this role you will be responsible for high quality day-to-day financial accounting, tax, treasury and control activities of the FE fundinfo (Switzerland) AG. You will report directly to the Group Financial Controller, who is based in London, UK. As part of the Group Financial Planning & Analysis Team, you will be providing insight and input into the results/estimate/budget for the specific offices/regions. Further, you will be taking responsibility for finance related projects.

The role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced accountant looking for an opportunity to work in an international team.

What You Will Do

  • Be accountable for all compliant bookkeeping (routine, complex and judgmental) and statutory and regulatory reporting (FINMA) and legal entity stewardship for all locations
  • Review of complex statutory accounts including group consolidation
  • Be responsible for the integrity of the group financial reporting and recording in the ledger
  • Perform assessment of judgmental accounting issues and disclosures
  • Act as key point of contact with external auditors and internal stakeholders (including tax, companies’ office, regulatory and statistical)
  • As part of the global finance team oversee project work and change management processes, e.g. legal entity restructuring, global system implementation and changes, process improvement projects, risk management issues
  • Serve as subject matter expert for regional financial accounting matters
  • Serve as local treasury/cash representative including ownership of loan relationships, assessment and supporting the coordination of repatriation planning and working capital funding with the Group function
  • Perform payroll activities
  • Be responsible for the local oversight of expense processing and outsourced accounting activities

Your Qualifications

  • Strong technical accounting skills, thorough knowledge of local GAAP is essential
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Ability to manage in a matrix structure; in particular to deliver results from “dotted” line management
  • Experience of remote management.
  • Strong “upwards” management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as high capacity for teamwork, also on a virtual basis across multi-office environments
  • Fluent in German and English (C1), both spoken and written
  • Ability to understand all global cultures and amend behaviour appropriately

We offer

  • A role that is varied in its responsibilities and welcomes initiative and collaboration with other motivated and experienced professionals
  • The opportunity to make your mark on the success of a fast-paced entrepreneurial company that is growing rapidly internationally
  • A pleasant, ambitious and professional working climate with good opportunities for further development

Have we sparked your interest?

Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum) in English to by 1 March 2020.

Life at FE Fundinfo

The company embraces that Healthy Organisation approach where employee voice is not only encouraged but valued and the culture is about continuous learning and development to ensure that we retain our brand integrity within the global fund industry.