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 team in Basel we are currently recruiting for a retirement replacement a
Senior Financial Accountant
As Senior Financial Accountant you will be responsible for the financial accounting of one or more Jet Aviation entities in a team organized in a shared service accounting department. You will perform your tasks in line with the organization’s vision and strategy. You will be collaborating closely with other Finance departments to ensure that accounting is aligned and executed effectively.
Main responsibilities:
  • Perform general accounting activities, including preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of ledger accounts and financial statements, such as balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements, capital expenditure schedules and VAT declarations

  • Perform the monthly, quarterly and year-end closing (US GAAP and Swiss OR)

  • Prepare, record, analyze and report accounting transactions and ensure the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles

  • Provide financial support including forecasting, budgeting, and analyzing variations from budget

  • Analyze and prepare statutory accounts and financial statements and reports

  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders relating to all aspects of the work

  • Support all kind of internal and external audits

  • Support other departmental tasks as deemed necessary

  • Conduct or assist in the documentation of accounting projects

  • Prepare, record, verify, analyze and report accounts payable/receivable transactions

  • Initiate payment of vendor invoices, and receive and post customer payments on a timely basis

  • Maintain and reconcile accounts payable/receivable ledger accounts, financial statements and reports

  • Ensure that transaction entry verification procedures are followed

Minimum Qualification/Experience:
  • Commercial accounting education

  • 2 - 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar position

  • Good communication skills, fluent in English (oral and written)

  • Profound knowledge of Swiss GAAP (OR) and US-GAAP

  • Good knowledge MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • In depth understanding of accounting and reporting processes and procedures

Desired Characteristics

  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills, can work under pressure

  • Team player

  • Strong personal values corresponding with Jet Aviation values (Trust, Honesty, Alignment, Transparency)

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
Human Resources