Head of Accounting

FlowBank SA

FlowBank SA


Infos sur l'emploi

Department Finance

Location       Geneva

Occupation   100%

Reports to    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Scope            FlowBank SA (« the Bank ») and affiliated entities in Switzerland and abroad (together referred                         to as « Entities »)


Supervises a team of accountants, in charge of book-keeping and accounting, financial controlling and management reporting, and tax matters.


Book-keeping and financial accounting

o Ensures that financial transactions and obligations are properly identified, measured, valued and recorded for under local GAAP

o Ensures the existence of a documented audit trail to support accounting entries and other accounting related matters

o Ensures appropriate and regular reconciliations and inventories with relevant other services of the Bank

o Supervises the accounts payable process to make sure that invoices are properly authorized, processed for payment and accounted for

o Prepares monthly accounts on a standalone and consolidated basis for the Bank and for the group entities

o Prepares half-year and annual financial statements on a standalone and consolidated basis for the Bank and for the group entities, including notes and disclosures in accordance with local GAAP.

o Provides input and formulates recommendations or prepares position papers on specific accounting related questions and queries

o Prepares and maintains adequate documentation on processes followed by the team.

o Monitors regulatory developments relevant to the Accounting function (e.g., regarding accounting           principles, tax matters, etc.) and their implications for the Bank.


o Liaises with the external tax firm for specialist advice and reviews of direct and indirect tax returns

o Supervises the preparation of tax returns on indirect and direct taxes

o VAT returns and reconciliations

Relationships with external counterparties on financial, regulatory and tax matters

o Liaises with internal and external audit firms and tax authorities, and other relevant external             counterparties and maintains good working relationships

o Responds to relevant requests in a timely, appropriate and efficient manner


o Relevant experience in a similar position in banking industry and group consolidation

o Professional accounting qualification

o Very good understanding and knowledge of FINMA accounting rules and regulatory framework applicable       to banks

o Good knowledge of direct and indirect Swiss tax rules

o Comfortable in the use of digital tools, ideally combined with knowledge of VBA or SQL

o Fluent in French and English, written and spoken

o Able to identify, define and manage priorities

o Rigorous, precise, responsible and flexible

o Team player and people manager

o Hands-on attitude, ideally experience in reviewing and transforming processes

o Domiciled in Switzerland