Senior Accountant CoE Switzerland


Lodz, LD, PL, 90-530

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role:

This role manages the monthly accounting and reporting for a key Swiss-based entity of the Barry Callebaut Group and is supported by the Shared Service Centre in Lodz. The CoE (Center of Excellence) interacts closely with various Finance departments including the Group Accounting & Reporting team, FP&A, Finance Business Partners, and Tax specialists in the relevant entity that includes sourcing (including hedging) and manufacturing functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervision and preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting (IFRS and Swiss GAAP).
  • Ensure accurate, robust and timely financial reporting in compliance with IFRS (including hedge accounting under IFRS 9), Group guidelines, and local statutory requirements including tax submissions.
  • Ownership of the balance sheet and associated account reconciliations.
  • Business partner with internal stakeholders across the finance and non-finance functions.
  • Drive the application of internal control framework relating to Swiss financial reporting.
  • Close collaboration with Shared Service Center to drive a continuous improvement mindset through simplification, harmonization and automation of processes.
  • Contribute to the Group’s operational excellence projects and governance under CoE scope.
  • Support ad-hoc projects including Swiss-based acquisitions, divestments and complex transactions.

About you:

  • Higher degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years in accounting in a multinational environment.
  • Accounting Qualification (ACCA or similar).
  • Experience in IFRS Accounting.
  • Experience in SAP ERP.
  • Languages: fluent English, additional language is a plus.
  • Experience in direct Swiss taxes is considered a plus.
  • Proactive nature with good communication skills, numerate, well organized.
  • Analytical mindset.
  • Willing to travel (for 2-4 months to Switzerland for on boarding process)

We offer:

  • Stable employment in an international organization.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Private medical care for you and your family.
  • Sport card.
  • Life insurance.
  • Luncheon vouchers.
  • Discount card for cultural events.
  • Christmas benefits.
  • Chocolate, fruit and vegetables in the office.
  • Opportunity to purchase the company's products at reduced prices.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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