General Ledger Manager

  • Contract type Permanent Position - Perm Contract
  • Place
  • Reference 161809-74-1
  • Start date Immediate
  • Sector Finance & Administration
  • Publication date 04.12.2019
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For our client, international company based in Lugano, we are recruiting following profile:

General Ledger Manager

Your assignment

* Responsible of the general accounting close cycle of the companies, on a Swiss and international basis;
* Responsible for the coordination of the General Ledger Team;
* Responsible for Swiss Group VAT declaration;
* Responsible for Fiscal Rep. VAT declaration across Europe, incl. Intrastat and ECSales;
* Reporting to the responsible of Administration and Controlling.

* Plan, direct, and coordinate all general ledger accounting activities;
* Supervise and coordinate the Accounting team (6 FTEs), provide guidance as a subject matter expert;
* Carry out month-end close duties, such as analysing financial transactions in general ledgers, submitting manual journal entries and preparing account reconciliations (account receivable and account payable, inventory);
* Prepare and post monthly journal entries (deferred income/costs, carry forwards, accruals ?);
* Insure proper accounting treatment and journal entries accuracy related to derivatives (settlement, market value).
* Perform balance sheets and P&L accounts control and analysis, including BS monthly reconciliation;
* Maintain/supervise monthly bank account reconciliations;
* Prepare/supervise the Swiss Group VAT declaration;
* Perform/coordinate the VAT declarations, Intrastat and ECSales of the Swiss company in the
countries where it has a VAT position
* Perform the payments of the main company and of 7 smaller LEs, comply with anti-fraud and internal procedure;
* Coordinate with the external tax consultants for VAT matters;
* Work together with the Account Payable/Account Receivable Manager for the account treatment of particular cases;
* Prepare documentation and coordinate external audit for General Ledger matters;
* Prepare various account analyses upon request of the controlling manager;
* Drive efficiencies in the financial close and seek out process improvements;
* Help improve general accounting business processes and automate reporting through partnering with IT to help the business scale for future growth.

Your profile

* Accounting qualifications/studies are required;
* Deep knowledge of financial statements;
* 5 or more years of relevant business experience in accounting, including two years at
manager level required if bachelor degree, or 7 or more years if high school degree;
* Knowledge of Swiss VAT and statutory regulations for VAT calculation and VAT
* Knowledge of Intrastat, EC Sales and Fiscal Rep. VAT declaration;
* Knowledge of Swiss statutory regulation enabling the proper accounting for the preparation of the financial statements;
* Excellent knowledge and application of Excel;
* Ability to speak, read and write in English;
* Ability to determine alternative solutions to problems, evaluate courses of action and reach sound, non-judgmental management decisions;
* Oracle ERP knowledge is welcome;
* Knowledge of IFRS and internal control best practices is a plus.

* Excellent modern leadership style (coaching and democratic) and people management skills;
* Excellent communications and relationship skills;
* Excellent teamworking;
* Conflict resolution.



About Manpower
Manpower Switzerland offers its customers more than 55 years of experience in the recruitment, selection and placement of permanent and temporary staff, as well as in HR solutions. Its network of 50 branches active in all linguistic regions, 20,000 temporary staff, 1,500 permanent placements and over 5,000 clients – including small, medium and large companies – in all sectors of industry make Manpower one of Switzerland’s leading providers of workforce management solutions.
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Your Manpower consultant
Laura Tavecchio

Lugano - Ticino Region
Via Pretorio 11
6900 Lugano

T: +41 58 307 34 50

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