Finance Manager – Switzerland Ref: 13960

Competitive Salary Package + Local Benefits

A great opportunity has arisen for a qualified accountant with IFRS and team leadership experience to join this forward-thinking business. Reporting to the EMEA Financial Controller the role holder will be responsible for the reporting of financial performance, overseeing the Swiss control environment and supporting ad hoc financial projects.

Role Info:

Finance Manager – Switzerland – Fluent English & French Speaker
Geneva Airport
Competitive Salary Package + Local Benefits

Who we are:

We serve our customers and partners through our principal business, Signature.

Signature is the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for Business & General Aviation (B&GA) travelers and provides premium, full-service flight support and non-fuel services, including technical support and aircraft management and charter, for passengers, crew and aircraft in the B&GA space. Signature serves customers at more than 400 FBO locations and covers key markets in North America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. EPIC provides fuel and fuel related services at FBOs across North America including fuel purchasing cards and transaction processing.

Key Responsibilities will include:

+ Management and development of the Swiss Accounts Assistant.
+ Review of all Swiss processes to drive efficiency and accuracy.
+ Oversee the documentation of key processes to support business continuity
+ Drive the accuracy and timeliness of reporting month end Swiss numbers including meaningful analytical review commentary.
+ Ensure the accuracy of BPC Platform for reporting monthly financials to Group
+ Ownership of monthly balance sheet reconciliation process.
+ Identifying, recording and supporting resolution of risks and opportunities within the Swiss control environment.
+ Control over Sales tax treatment on Swiss sales invoices, including record keeping and responding to customer Sales Tax queries.
+ Oversight of half year and full year reporting to Group.
+ Produce the annual financial statements, and support the annual audit process
+ Supporting the FP&A team in generating budgets and forecasts
+ Month end cash flow analysis.
+ Oversight and support of cash recovery through Sales Ledger ageing reviews.
+ Support the EMEA HQ management team with Group Reporting activities and ad hoc projects.
+ Management and review of Swiss control environment.
+ Management of key external stakeholders including internal and external auditors
+ Support the Shared Services Centre in Orlando to co-ordinate cash collections process.
+ Ad hoc finance projects as required by the Financial Controller or Finance Director.

The above list is not exhaustive, and employees may, at any time, be required to complete other duties reasonably expected.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

+ Qualified accountant, with IFRS experience and a minimum of 4 years PQE.
+ A self-starter who demonstrates ownership of the tasks and objectives of the department
+ Excellent analytical skills. Ability to interpret data to give the overall picture whilst checking for accuracy
+ Proven experience in managing a team and ensuring a high level of engagement
+ Proven leadership and delegation skills with ability to prioritise, manage expectations and meet tight deadlines
+ Confident with Sage. SAP skills are desirable
+ Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with staff at all levels
+ Ability to clearly explain financial information to both financial and non-financial populations
+ Excellent team player and fast learner, able to apply skill set to new scenarios.
+ A clear risk focus with previous experience of implementing and reviewing internal controls
+ Fluent English speaker and advanced Excel skills

Key Working Relationships:

+ Regular contact with;
– Financial Controller EMEA
– Finance Director EMEA
– Shared Services Centre (Orlando)
+ Contact with key Group Functions at BBA Aviation plc in Wigmore Street, London

Salary and benefits will be discussed on application

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