Deputy CFO

05 May | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Deputy CFO

Job Description

Deputy CFO

For our client, a Zurich based bank active in Wealth Management & Trading, we are currently looking for a Head of Financial Control to deputize the CFO and lead a team covering accounting, regulatory reporting, group reporting, MIS and Treasury.

Job description/ key responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the Financial Control division ensuring that it maintains and develops appropriate statutory and management accounting, reporting and budgeting in order to meet statutory, regulatory, tax and Bank internal requirements

  • Supervise the Accounting activities, including invoices process, month-end, quarterly and year-end processes, reporting and consolidation, VAT, and ensure that all accounting bookings are documented and made appropriately

  • Ensure the production of consolidated financial statements including comments on the Bank’s consolidated results

  • Ensure that the Bank’s regulatory and legal financial reporting to the Swiss banking authorities is in conformity with requirements

  • Oversee the consolidated budget and forecast exercise

  • Prepare the Report of the statutory auditors on the financial statements and supervise the preparation of other financial analysis/statements/reporting whenever required

  • Organize and coordinate the Bank’s annual intermediary and year-end closing external audits

  • Maximize the division’s efficiencies

  • Maintain the division’s policies and procedures up to date and accurate

  • Assist the CFO in the management of the Management Information System (MIS) which includes customer, departmental and product profitability, statistics on volumes and other relevant analytical financial information

  • Assist the CFO in the management of the Treasury related activities

  • Actively participate in systems improvements efforts and multiple projects

Professional experience & Personality characteristics:

  • Degree in Finance & Accounting, Swiss CPA or ACCA a MUST

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in audit or financial accounting in a Bank in Switzerland a MUST

  • Strong knowledge of bank-related accounting and legal reporting

  • Strong knowledge of Swiss GAAPs and IFRS a MUST

  • Experience in financial analysis and/or controlling

  • Proven managerial and organization/planning skills a MUST

  • Strong analytical and problem solving mind, attention to details

  • Accurate, reliable, meticulous

  • Good leadership and excellent communication

  • Flexible and able to adapt to new situations

  • Particularly at ease with IT tools, strong command of MS Office (Excel, Word), Olympic knowledge a +

  • Fluency in German and English a MUST