BASEL OFFICE - Senior Accountant

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.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. He/she reports to the 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 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.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • 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

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform tasks related to general ledger accounting (journal entries, month-end accruals, account and bank reconciliations, account analysis, support schedules, etc.)
  • Prepare ad hoc reports and supporting schedules periodically by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information in accordance with the monthly close schedule
  • Assist with analyzing financial statements monthly and report on variances to prior periods and to budget/forecast
  • Responsible for maintaining and verifying the accuracy of the general ledger
  • Assist with financial audits, including preparing supporting documentation and walkthrough of accounting processes
  • Maintain bank accounts by requesting disbursements and review and reconcile bank balances per the bank statements to the general ledger
  • Research accounting issues and propose appropriate accounting treatment
  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Assist with quarterly reports; analyzing and correcting discrepancies
  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • 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
  • Mentoring more junior members of the team, and providing guidance and assistance where required
  • Other projects as assigned

YOUR PROFILE

  • Strong understanding of accounting theory
  • 4+ years accounting/finance experience; CPA or ACCA is a must
  • Previous experience working in an audit company
  • 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

 

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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