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Head of Accounting & Tax

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Publish Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Munsbach, Luxembourg, LU

Company: worldline

 
About Worldline
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2019 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 5.3 billion euros. worldline.com

 

SIX Payment Services (Europe) S.A. and SIX Payment Services Ltd (Worldline Companies), trusted partners of the Luxembourgish and Swiss financial market, are expert in management of automated payment systems and automated banking & e-banking operations, and are specialist in setting up IT infrastructures and highly secure IT communication.

 

Within our Luxembourgish organization of 260 employees, we are looking for a:

 

 

 

Head Accounting (for the Swiss market) (m/f)

 

Role & Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the accounting of a Swiss operational entity (> 500 FTE, turnover > CHF 500mio) with the support of our accounting hub composed by 5 accountants working over several Worldline entities.  

You will report directly to the Head of Financial Reporting and Accounting in Luxembourg and to the CFO of the Swiss entity.

 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise the quality of general accounting entries, reconciliations, controls and backups;
  • Supervise the billing team for the Swiss entity and the technical accounting team for all the SIX Payment Services entities;
  • Ensure the proper month end closing process (deadline, quality);
  • Lead and development of people involved in the accounting of the Swiss entity;
  • Prepare internal & external reporting ;
  • Ensure the Swiss Tax and Legal/regulatory compliance  in cooperation with Swiss local advisors;

 

Skills

  • Master Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent;
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a similar role in corporate Finance and in an international environment;
  • Knowledge of Swiss Gaap is an asset, excellent IFRS and SAP experience are required;
  • Ability to work on his/her own initiative, he/she will be able to work under pressure with very tight deadlines. Always looking to improve current processes;
  • Flexible and open minded with an excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Fluent in English is mandatory, French and German would be considered as an asset.

 

 

 

The 20 000 employees of Worldline are all different but share the same values. You can see it in the way we behave. We are curious and humble – we are learning every day, we keep things simple and everyone engaged. In our fast-moving industry, we are adaptable and life-long learners. Everyone demonstrates the same dedication to quality and efficiency. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of service. Above all, we never turn our back on a challenge. These values nurture a dynamic and innovative team where everyone can develop and grow.


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