• Ameropa Fertilizers Food Feed Danube Agriculture Careers Singapore Marina Bay

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  • Ameropa Fertilizers Food Feed Danube Agriculture Careers Singapore Marina Bay

    OPENINGS

Financial Accounting Manager – 100%


Founded in 1948, Ameropa is a Swiss, privately owned international agri-business. We produce, originate and market fertilizers and grains. Our headquarters are in Binningen, Switzerland, near the city of Basel. We have regional offices on all five continents and invest globally in assets supporting our business activities.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Financial Accounting Manager, Switzerland is responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting and reporting of the Swiss legal entities. As Switzerland is Ameropa’s Headquarters, this includes both holding and operational legal entities reported under Swiss GAAP.

Primary responsibilities include the supervision of the monthly close process, to provide accurate and timely information to various internal and external stakeholders.  

The Financial Accounting Manager, Switzerland will also play a key role in improving accounting processes, including automation, faster closing, and full Balance Sheet review. 

The position is a key support for various functions and businesses and requires a high calibre individual to lead and manage their team, as well as provide support for other back office and business functions. 

Experience in a commodity trading environment is desirable.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly closing and reporting as per Group instructions 

  • Drive improvement projects to reduce closing time, automate processes, strengthen internal controls and gain operating efficiencies, including but not limited to: 

  • General & Administrative expenses management 

  • Intercompany reconciliation 

  • Interfaces between systems 

  • Implement monthly review of overhead expenses and perform variance analysis against budget 

  • Ensure local compliance requirements are being met for all Swiss statutory accounting and filing 

  • Main contact person for Swiss audit process, ensuring smooth and timely issuance of unqualified audit opinions 

  • Perform Balance Sheet Review to ensure a no-surprise environment 

  • Review journals, reconciliations, monitor accounts during the month and during the monthly closing process 

  • Prepare monthly reporting packages 

  • Lead, supervise, motivate and develop the corporate accounting team 

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 

  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position or as a financial auditor in a BIG 4 

  • Experience in a multi-currency environment 

  • Hands-on experience managing teams 

  • Strong accounting and finance background 

  • Excellent knowledge of Swiss GAAP and Swiss reporting obligations 

  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills 

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 

  • Strong problem-solving skills with a proactive, innovating approach to work 

  • A team player with attention to detail and follow up 

  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure  

  • Exposure to a commodity trading business is a plus 

  • Experience of working in a highly international environment is a plus 

  • Full business proficiency in English is required. Additional languages preferred 

  • Experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics AX and Cognos is a plus 

 

In case of interest please send your full application (CV, motivational letter, work certificates & diplomas) to Swisslinx at jean@swisslinx.com. All applications will be handled directly by Swisslinx under exclusive mandate with Ameropa, and therefore Ameropa cannot receive direct applications, nor candidates from other recruiters.