Financial Controller/Management Accountant based in Zurich (F/M/X, 100%)

The bank is going through an ambition change agenda in the coming years and is therefore looking for qualified staff that welcomes change, has the drive to succeed and brings the requisite experience to make a difference. As we are moving towards a more data-driven finance function, transversal knowledge and good data management skills are key attributes that define the successful applicant.

The role is within the Finance and Risk team under the Chief Finance and Risk Officer and reports directly to the Head of Finance. We have a young and ambitious team in our main location of Zurich

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  • This is a “deputy” role within a small Finance team, being the most senior team member (director level) under the Head of Finance. The team is managing a portfolio of products, of which some important deliverables:
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A),
  • Regulatory Reporting to SNB
  • Tax and VAT compliance/reporting
  • Swiss GAAP Financial Statements and input for Group Reporting under IFRS
  • Finance is going through a rationalisation/optimisation of its processes and product portfolio. System investments and the adaptation of data/reporting tools are key pillars of improving/expanding its product portfolio
  • The Financial Controller will be responsible for executing and overseeing financial reporting activities, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and providing accurate and timely financial information to support decision-making processes
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong background in finance, audit, or a related field, coupled with extensive knowledge of financial reporting requirements specific to the banking sector, and excellent analytical, communication and leadership skills
  • The Financial Controller will be expected to play an active role on day-to-day operations and projects in the following areas:
  • Manage and oversee the financial reporting function for the organization, ensuring compliance with accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and internal policies
  • Prepare and review financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Coordinate with internal teams and external auditors to facilitate the timely completion of audits and financial reviews
  • Monitor and analyse financial data, identifying trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement
  • Develop and implement financial reporting processes and controls to enhance efficiency and accuracy
  • Stay updated on changes in accounting standards and regulations relevant to the banking industry, ensuring compliance and timely implementation of new requirements
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to senior management based on analysis of financial data and performance indicators
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support change/transformation initiatives, such as product setups, and financial planning
  • FP&A: Participate closely in the preparation of financial budgets, forecasts, and financial models.
  • Perform the Finance Business Partnering role
  • Result oriented, dedicated, hardworking, proactive, flexible, change-focused, flexible, and will consistently deliver to a high quality on time when under pressure
  • Able and willing to proactively drive the implementation of controls and enact change to continuously improve the control environment
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives


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