Role details

Head of Banking Accounting and Regulatory Reporting

Geneva   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior banking accounting, controlling role
  • Dynamic and innovative bank

About Our Client

Our client, is an international, dynamic bank offering investment and trading solutions to private and institutional clients.

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Risk and Finance Officer you will be responsible for conducting the financial controlling, accounting and regulatory reporting of the bank.

The role is versatile and involves the following tasks:

Month end management accounting process

  • Review, preparation and posting of standard and non-standard journals for the bank
  • Reconciliations including inter-companies'
  • Responsible for the completeness, accuracy and validity of balance sheet accounts in the General Ledger
  • Production and review the bank's P&L and associated analyses
  • Review of various costs elements to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Cost analysis and reporting including variance analysis

Development of month end accounting process

  • Assisting in the identification and implementation of key efficiency improvements
  • Development/improvement of integrated processes
  • Improving timeliness and accuracy of monthly accounting cycle
  • Ensure Financial Control risks are being identified, investigated, managed and reported within established guidelines

Liaising with internal stakeholders as required

  • Working with departmental managers for greater clarity of spent
  • Assisting in developing reports to further enhance spend analysis
  • Identifying areas for reducing costs

Completion of Regulatory and Tax returns

  • Assisting in the automation of daily/monthly processes
  • Assistance in completing various tax packs for submission to tax advisors and authorities
  • Preparation of VAT return, withholding tax, FWD as well as Cantonal and Federal taxes and working with Tax department to ensure procedures followed
  • Completing reports for SNB and FINMA by using FIRE and FOCUS
  • Ensure the bank is compliant with local reporting requirements and that these are appropriately set up

Year-end process

  • Preparation of year-end packs for auditors
  • Resolving auditor queries
  • Preparation of the bank's statutory accounts

Daily Cash operations

  • Recording bank transactions and performing cashbook reconciliations
  • Reconciling the Bank Trading system to bank statements
  • Checking and processing intergroup broker margin payments
  • Managing company currency bank balances and calculating the bank's currency exposure

The Successful Applicant

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting and regulatory reporting in a bank in Switzerland
  • University education in finance/business or qualified accountant
  • Wide ranging management accounting experience and strong hands-on accounting skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Taking ownership of assigned responsibilities
  • Strong team ethos
  • Proactive attitude in identifying and resolving problems and proposing solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work unsupervised, showing initiative in identifying problems and posing solutions
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (including pivot tables, advanced formulae)
  • Experience using FIRE a must-have
  • Fluent in French and English (verbal & written)
  • SUN 5.2.1 & Vision 6 Accounts experience desirable

What's on Offer

A multi-tasking senior finance position in a dynamic, innovative and growing bank

Competitive package

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