BASEL OFFICE - Senior Accountant


The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. He/she reports to Executive Director Ocean Accounting. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability and financial reporting, as well as financial profitability analysis and other special projects as assigned.
This position is based in our Head Office in Basel, Switzerland. Thus, please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or in possession of a valid work permit.


• Performing tasks related to general ledger accounting (journal entries, month-end accruals, account and bank reconciliations, account analysis, support schedules, etc.)

• Preparing ad hoc reports and supporting schedules periodically by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information in accordance with the monthly close schedule

• Responsible for maintaining and verifying the accuracy of the general ledger

• Liaising with other Viking business stakeholders and preparing cost and profitability analyses on a requested basis

• Aiding with the User Acceptance Testing and future developments of the Viking ERP and reporting systems

• Assisting with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances to prior periods and to budget/forecast

• Assisting with financial audits, including preparing supporting documentation and walkthrough of accounting processes
• Maintaining bank accounts by requesting disbursements and review and reconcile bank balances per the bank statements to general ledger
• Researching accounting issues and propose appropriate accounting treatment
• Assisting with quarterly reports; analyzing and correcting discrepancies
• Assisting in documentation and monitoring of internal controls

• Mentoring more junior members of the team, and providing guidance and assistance where required

• Other projects as assigned



• Strong understanding of accounting theory
• 4+ years accounting/finance experience; CPA or ACCA is a must
• Previous experience working in an audit company would be preferred
• Excellent English skills, both verbally and in written
• Highly detail-oriented and organized in work
• Ability to meet assigned deadlines
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with MS Dynamics would be an asset
• Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external parties to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results


• Flexible working hours
• Onsite employee restaurant (including complimentary soft drinks, juices and coffee/tea)
• Regular company events, e.g. sports games, barbecue, cooking classes
• A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
• A highly talented, passionate and international team
• Discounts on cultural events and sports activities

Please apply via our website including your CV and cover letter in English.

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