BASEL OFFICE - Senior Accountant

PURPOSE OF POSITION

 

The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. He/she reports to Director of 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 is a temporary role for 9 months.

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, reports and supporting schedules by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information according to monthly close schedule
  • Assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances
  • Responsible for general ledger
  • Assist with financial audits
  • Maintain bank accounts by requesting disbursements
  • Monitor reserve accounts
  • Review bank statements
  • Research and reconcile all discrepancies
  • Auditing and verifying documents
  • Following internal controls
  • Completing data backups
  • Assist with quarterly reports; analyzing and correcting discrepancies
  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Financial and profitability analysis on a requested basis
  • Other projects as assigned 

 

QUALIFICATION 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
  • Experience in the cruise industry preferred
  • 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

 

WHAT WE OFFER 

 

  • Flexible working hours
  • An onsite employee restaurant (including complimentary soft drinks, juices and coffee)
  • Regular company events, e.g. sports games, BBQ, cooking classes
  • A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
  • A dynamic and fast-growing environment where you can drive your future
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team
  • Discounts on cultural events and sports activities

 

Please apply via our website www.vikingcruises.com/careers including your CV and cover letter in English.


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