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Head Accounting (Geneva/Zurich)

Geneva/Zurich / immediately
kessler.vogler is an owner-run company specialising in consultation, selection and recruitment of experts and executives for banks and financial service providers for permanent and temporary positions.

Do you want to develop yourself further, and are therefore looking for a new professional challenge at a bank or financial service provider?

Then come to us: Our extensive experience and excellent network means that we can provide you with professional and efficient support. kessler.vogler is happy to advise you individually with career planning, and will help you search for a solution that is the perfect match for you and your personal goals. We do this regardless of whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent position.

For our client, a well-known Private Bank in Geneva/Zurich, we are currently looking for a highly motivated and experienced personality as Head of Accounting. You will be responsible for a team of 4-5 employees and travel 50/50 between Geneva and Zurich (main location Geneva). You will report directly to the Group Financial Controller.


  • Responsible for developing the accounting systems and keeping it up-to-date on a daily basis

  • Prepares reports for the central bank
  • Responsible for control and breakdown of interest rates in the performance reports for monthly, quarterly and annual statements
  • Defines and implements objectives for his/her activity
  • Responsible for realization of objectives
  • Develops/improves accounting procedures
  • Structured environment, defined by practices and legal requirements and in which analyses are based on various alternatives

  • Solid Educational path in Finance. Commercial Degree with Swiss Further Education Certificate (Fachauseweis Finanz/Rechnungswesen) or similar Higher Education degree in Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years of Experience in Accounting, with prior experience within a Private Bank
  • Excellent knowledge of Swiss GAAP FER / OR and IFRS
  • Strong experience working with SAP or other well acknowledges ERP systems (as well as FiRE for regulatory reporting tasks)
  • Analytical mind-set, strong result- and quality-oriented approach in work, great communication and people skills,
  • change management proficiency

Interested? We look forward to receiving your complete application documents. We are happy to check them and get back to you. Absolute discretion is a matter of course for us.

Kind regards

Your team kessler.vogler

Schifflände 22 – 8001 Zurich

Tel. +41 43 305 00 30



Languages: Business fluency in both French and English. Knowledge of German would be an advantage
Job location: Geneva/Zurich
Start Date: immediately
Job Type: Permanent job
Job no.: 1319
Publication Date:19.09.2019
Your contact:
Peter Vogler
T 043 305 00 35
vogler@kesslervogler.ch E-Mail
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