Accountant - fixed-term 6 months


Basel, CH

Flexible Work Arrangement:  Remote
Job Category:  Finance
Career Level:  Professional
Requisition Id:  2644

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Position Summary

As the Financial Accountant you will be responsible for the financial accounting of one or more Jet Aviation entities in the Shared Services Accounting team within the Finance department. You will perform your tasks in line with the organization’s vision and strategy. You will also be collaborating closely with other Finance departments to ensure that accounting is aligned and executed effectively.

Your Mission

  • Perform general accounting activities, including the preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of ledger accounts and financial statements, such as balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements, and VAT declarations
  • Perform the monthly, quarterly and yearend closing (US GAAP and Swiss OR)
  • Prepare, record, analyze and report accounting and ensure the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles
  • Ensure that transaction entry verification procedures are followed
  • Record accounts payable transactions including employee expense reports
  • Support all kind of internal and external audits as well as other departmental tasks as deemed necessary
  • Conduct or assist in the documentation of accounting projects
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders relating to all aspects of the work

Your Profile

  • Commercial accounting education
  • Good knowledge of Swiss OR
  • In depth understanding of accounting and reporting processes and procedures
  • Minimum 2 - 5 years of work experience in similar position in an international company
  • Fluent in German and English (oral and written),
  • Good knowledge MS Office (Excel, Word) and SAP
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP
  • SAP experience
  • Results driven, able to execute with high personal accountability
  • Customer focused
  • High business and financial acumen
  • French language skills are an advantage

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.