The dream of flying has always been a human fascination, evoking emotions and the sense of freedom. Modern business aviation attracts people who share that passion. People from all over the world converge at Jet Aviation, creating a unique cultural mix. They combine their competencies and skills with one common mission: to serve our customers best!
We continuously challenge and develop our employees, for they are our most valuable asset. Jet Aviation as an international company offers numerous possibilities for development and opens reams of professional perspectives.
In order to reinforce the Finance & Accounting team in Basel we are currently recruiting for a
Director Financial Accounting
As the Director Financial Accounting of Jet Aviation you will be responsible for successfully implementing and maintaining global accounting and reporting processes and standards. You will perform your tasks in line with the organization’s vision and strategy. You will be collaborating closely with other Finance departments worldwide to ensure that accounting and reporting is globally aligned and executed effectively.
Main responsibilities:
  •  Ensuring that the Jet Aviation reporting is fully compliant with General Dynamics and Jet Aviation standards (US GAAP based)
  • Leading the global implementation of new accounting standards across the Jet Aviation Group
  • Updating and maintaining the group finance manual
  • Providing accounting guidance to the finance staff across the globe related to proposed transactions to ensure conformity US-GAAP and other company policies and procedures
  • Conducting research regarding the impact to financial statements of potential changes to accounting rules proposed by accounting standards setters and advises senior management regarding same
  • Represent Jet Aviation with industry groups, regulatory bodies and the General Dynamics network
  • Coordinating the audit process with the external auditors
  • Assisting with the integration efforts of acquired companies
  • Mentoring and coaching finance staff in reporting and accounting matters
  • Preparing and reviewing accounting positions related to complex transactions
  • Working closely with other departments in- and outside of finance (internal audit, tax etc.)
  • Support in enhancing controls around financial reporting (ICFR)
  • Lead and/or participate in projects to enhance the efficiency of the accounting and reporting processes (ao global SAP roll-out)

  • Qualified US Certified Public Accountant (CPA)  
  • 7-10 years’ work experience in an auditing firm and/or international company   
  • In depth understanding of US-GAAP (mandatory)
  • In depth understanding of accounting, reporting and consolidation processes and procedures
  • Solid understanding of accounting, reporting and consolidation software (SAP (BW, R3, S4/HANA, BCS), HFM or OneStream)
  • Proficiency in English; any other language is a plus

Desired Characteristics

  • Results driven – able to execute with high personal accountability
  • Very strong analytical and conceptual abilities; willingness to make decisions and take responsibility
  • High business and financial acumen
  • High level of initiative, involvement, assertiveness and authoritativeness
If you are interested in a multicultural, challenging and innovative working environment and your profile matches our requirements, we are looking forward to receiving your online application in English (cover letter, CV).

Jet Aviation AG
Finance Department Basel Site
Human Resources