Group Accounting Manager (60% Grenchen, 40% Zurich)

Job description

Breitling stands apart from other watch brands with its focus on casual, sustainable and inclusive luxury. We are looking for a Group Accounting Manager who will deliver a significant contribution to ensure fully accurate, compliant, and timely reporting of monthly consolidated financial statements and further recurring and ad-hoc reporting requirements. In your position, you will report directly to the Global Head of Group Accounting.


You will work in a small dynamic team, being significantly involved in various accounting and financial reporting-related tasks, including:

  • Preparation of monthly consolidated management reporting
  • Planning and preparing of audit-ready consolidated interim and annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS
  • Contributing to continuous enhancement of group-internal accounting and reporting guidance, implementation of such as well as ensuring adherence thereto (includes developing and executing training of finance community in the field of accounting)
  • Acting as a business partner for group affiliates for any accounting and financial reporting topics
  • Contributing to operational excellence in the period-end closing process (e.g. implementation of automatization in the closing process, preparation period-end closing instructions etc.)
  • Planning and execution of balance sheet reviews
  • Contributing to continuous improvement of internal controls over financial reporting at group and affiliate level
  • Supporting of and working collaboratively with other finance (tax, treasury, controlling) and business functions (e.g. marketing, sales, production) in the context of special topics and transactions (e.g. merger and acquisitions, integration of new affiliates, significant contracts etc.)

Job requirements

  • You have Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, ideally with focus on finance or similar education (e.g. CPA / charted accountant)
  • Your have at least 3-5 years of business experience in a similar role (group accounting, consolidation, controlling, audit) with a consultancy or accounting company or with an international corporation
  • You are comfortable to work in a dynamic environment with multiple projects running simultaneously and delivering tangible results within deadlines
  • You have experience in introducing and consistently maintaining structured and efficient accounting processes and internal controls on financial reporting
  • You have good skills of Tagetik or a comparable consolidation and group reporting tool
  • You have excellent skills in Excel and good knowledge in other MS office applications
  • You have excellent skills in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • You speak and write in English at a high professional level, your French or German language skills are a big benefit


At Breitling, we are:

  • Entrepreneurially-minded
  • Doers and results-driven
  • Innovative thinkers
  • Explorers and experimenters
  • Ethical and inclusive
  • Inspired by heritage and craftsmanship