Accountant 80%-100%

In this exciting position, we are looking for someone who will be part of the head office and will take care of the accounting for 9 companies. You are in constant contact with the subledger staff, the human resources department and project staff worldwide. Furthermore you will assist in analysing and evaluation the performance of the different product and business lines within the company.

This is a role with a lot of variety of tasks and challenges. If you are an ambitious professional looking to progress your career within a great team and interesting business, then we are looking for you!

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!


Job summary:

In this exciting position, we are looking for someone who will be part of the head office and will take care of the accounting for 9 companies. You are in constant contact with the subledger staff, the human resources department and project staff worldwide. Furthermore, you will assist in analysing and evaluating the performance of the different product and business lines within the company.

 

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Handle general ledger tasks for Swiss entities independently
  • Bookkeeping reconciliation of accounts verification of financial data
  • Assist in monthly, quarterly and annual closing activities
  • Reconciliation of social security insurances
  • Providing Swiss VAT settlement tax declaration for the Swiss entities
  • Additional responsibilities as identified
  • Contributor in producing monthly management reports
  • Assist the group budget and strategy process 
  • Identify and drive initiatives to further leverage financial systems, streamline process flows and create systematic methods for efficient data processing and reporting.


Requirements:

Essential -

  • Chartered Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management, Federal Diploma of Higher Education or undergoing training 
  • At least 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Very good conceptual and process design skills
  • High-energy, flexible and responsive work style; ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluent in German and English (First Level) 

Desirable - 

  • Experience with IFRS

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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