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Title:  Financial Accounting Manager

Job ID:  73584
Country:  Switzerland
City:  Geneva
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Geneva, GE, CH, 1202


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Reporting to: Corporate Treasury Accounting Manager

Seniority: mid-senior 

Location: Geneva, Switzerland (hybrid)

Relocation support: provided



Financial Accounting Manager




What this position is about - Purpose:


In this role, you will be responsible for the accounting, reporting and controlling of financial instruments and hedge accounting programs, form the accounting positions for treasury transactions and support  ad-hoc projects from corporate accounting angle.


What will you do - Responsibilities:


Accounting and controlling of treasury transactions


  • Monitor hedge accounting programs to ensure hedge effectiveness criteria for designated financial instruments are met
  • Perform analytical review of hedging programs (from inception of derivatives to release of hedging results) to capture any unusual financial results.
  • Support treasury in selection and sourcing of IFRS compliant market data for derivative valuations and foreign currency exchange calculations.
  • Review monthly Group FX analysis and quasi-equity accounted intercompany positions for unusual items


Reporting of treasury transactions


  • Review and ensure correctness of reporting pages submitted to JT Tokyo on a quarterly basis (hedge accounting, derivatives, borrowings, cash and cash equivalents, FX and interest rate sensitivities, etc.)
  • Perform JSOX activities related to reporting pages
  • Act as a single point of contact for external auditor’s questions in relation to reported pages
  • Support planning and management reporting in relation to treasury activities (currency exchange gains and losses, interest income and expense, etc.)


Projects and IFRS technical queries


  • Support treasury projects by providing accounting expertise
  • Determine IFRS accounting treatment for complex business transactions
  • Perform annual impairment review (for intangible assets and PP&E) and assessment of expected credit loss (for financial instruments)
  • Support the Corporate Accounting team on hyperinflation accounting


Who are we looking for – Requirements:


  • We trust that 5+ years in a similar role or in a Big 4 accounting firm will set you up for success
  • Solid knowledge of IFRS (experience in financial instruments accounting is a plus)
  • Practical experience in valuation of derivative instruments is a plus
  • You analyze and understand complex transactions and provide clear and easy to follow accounting solutions
  • A confident MS Office user; SAP knowledge is a plus
  • We work in English
  • University degree; internationally recognized accounting certification (ACCA, CPA)


What are the next steps – Recruitment process:


  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role, we look forward to your application!
  • Should your profile be identified as a strong match to the requirements, our recruiters will get in touch to set up the first call
  • If successful, you will discuss the role with the Line Manager in more detail
  • We provide feedback to all interested candidates

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