BASEL OFFICE - Junior Accountant (Ocean)

Viking is a strong and dynamic company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world. In 2022, our guests will experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with two expedition ships built specifically to explore the world's most remote destinations. We will also expand our operations to the U.S. with the addition of a new Mississippi River ship.



Due to the growth of our Ocean fleet, we are looking for an additional team member to support our Ocean Finance team.

The Junior Accountant is responsible for general ledger processing (journal entries, account reconciliations, inter-company accounting, fixed assets, research, analysis, etc.), assisting a Senior Accountant. In addition, this role supports audit-related requirements. Furthermore, the Junior Accountant performs administrative duties.

This role is based in our Operational Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or in possession of a valid work permit.



  • Employee restaurant (including free soft drinks and juices)
  • Regular company events, such as sport games, BBQ and cooking classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Gifts on your birthday
  • Various discounts (e.g. for sports memberships and cultural events)
  • A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
  • A dynamic and fast-growing environment where you can drive your future
  • A free cruise for you and your +1 every two years



  • You will perform tasks related to general ledger accounting (journal entries, month-end accruals, account and bank reconciliations, account analysis, support schedules, etc.)
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and yearly closings
  • Prepare and reviews weekly payment runs and is responsible for bank accounting
  • Maintain a wide variety of financial information, files and records for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies
  • You will respond to inquiries from a wide variety of sources (e.g. employees, vendors, auditors, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating communication and/or providing guidance among several parties
  • Review and processes travel expenses across numerous business functions
  • You will support the Senior Accountant in the preparation and reconciliation of payroll reports and payments
  • Support accounts payable with filing payment packages, posting vendor invoices, and obtaining approvals on non-PO invoices (as required)
  • Assists in reviewing financial information for the purpose of identifying potential budget variances, compiling statistical information and conforming to established financial practices
  • You will assist in preparation of quarterly and yearly audit schedules
  • Assist with intercompany postings, research, and communications
  • Perform administrative functions (mail processing, file maintenance, etc.) as assigned
  • Support special projects as required and directed by the supervisor or the Finance Department



  • You bring one to three years of experience in general accounting
  • You have a commercial apprenticeship or Bachelor degree
  • Excellent English skills (written and verbal)
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and able to multi-task
  • You are able to meet assigned deadlines
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with MS Dynamics would be an advantage


If you are interested in this role, please apply via our website, including a cover letter (one page, introducing yourself and outlining why you are interested in the role) as well as your CV in English and relevant references.

For more details about this position, please contact Virginia Belli under +41 61 638 60 35.


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