Since 1967, Jet Aviation has been crafting flight in its smoothest form. From one hangar in Basel, Switzerland, to some 4,000 employees, and some 50 locations worldwide. Aircraft Management, Aircraft Sales, Charter, Completions, Defence, FBO, Fixed and Rotary Wing Maintenance, and Staffing. Behind every seamless Jet Aviation experience, is a team of dedicated professionals perfecting the art of flight. The artisans of aviation. The craft that brings our customers’ journey to life. In the hangar, on the ground, and behind the scenes. Enabling global flight, with passion.
In order to reinforce the Global Finance team in Basel we are currently recruiting for an
Audit & Controls Director
The Audits & Controls Director is the Global Strategic Lead for the internal audit & controls program across Jet Aviation reporting directly to the Group CFO.
  • Responsible for the strategic governance and internal controls development plans and development of all global annual internal audits, audit scoping, testing, and audit field work
  • As the global strategic lead, develop, craft, and execute all audit risk assessment plans across key processes and functions consistent with Jet Aviation’s business and organizational goals 
  • Develop business-strategic recommendations regarding global processes and control improvements
  • As Jet Aviation’s global lead, communicate and engage directly with the General Dynamics Internal Audit organization, GD SOX Program Management Office, and GD’s audit teams, including GD’s internal audit service provider
  • Report to Jet Aviation’s senior leadership team including President and CFO, as well as other senior leaders based on Jet Aviation’s internal assessments, remediation activities, audit progress and findings.  
  • Lead, manage, train, and supervise the members of the team (at least two FTEs)
  • Create, design, and initiate recommendations on the establishment of centrally governed, harmonized, and standardized business processes and internal controls for further development and Company implementation
  • Lead and orchestrate the mapping of business risks to process and controls
  • Review and analyze financial statements to monitor scope and control coverage
  • Provide counsel, strategic advice, and expertise to process and control owners on remediation, improvement and development opportunities
  • Establish and maintain audit repository systems
  • Assist with other continuous improvement projects, as needed
  • Foster Governance and compliance with all GD/Jet Aviation policies, applicable laws, and regulations, including GD’s Ethos of Honesty, Trust, Transparency, and Alignment. 
  • Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field from an accredited university
  • 7-10 years of work experience in an auditing firm and/or international, preferably a US based company
  • Relevant work experience in Auditing, and/or implementing, maintaining and testing of Internal Controls
  • Experience in a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) governed business environment
  • Relevant work experience in management position(s)
  • In depth understanding of accounting and reporting processes and procedures
  • Solid understanding of reporting software (i.e. SAP, BW, R3, S4/HANA, BCS, HFM, and OneStream)
  • The ability to lead, develop, train, and inspire an engaged team of multiple direct reports
  • Deep knowledge of auditing principles, theory, and techniques
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Cost Accounting; Preferably US GAAP knowledge
  • The highest communication and negotiation skills with fluency in English (oral and written)
  • A Masters in Business Administration by an accredited American University or European or APAC equivalent. 

  • Strong professional communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with business unit management, external auditors, and other stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work products
  • Ability to establish task-level details and priorities based on a broad objective
  • Ability to quickly and thoroughly interpret varied policies and analyze data
  • Results driven – able to execute with high personal accountability and self-initiation
  • High business and financial acumen
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
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 (cover letter, CV).
Jet Aviation AG
Human Resources