Accounting Officer

Contract Type:  Fixed-term maximal

Lausanne, CH

About IMD


The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded more than 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.
Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and in the top five for 17 consecutive years. Our MBA and EMBA programs have repeatedly been singled out among the best in Europe and the world.  
We believe that this consistency at the forefront of our industry is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, we strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our purpose is “Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.”


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a


Accounting Officer (100%) – Temporary role (1 year contract)



The Job's Mission
We are seeking a dynamic and versatile accounting officer to join our finance team. In this role, the accountant will be contributing to various tasks across multiple fields within the department. 

In this role the accountant will be responsible for matching daily cash entries that flow through different payment terminals and bank accounts in an accurate and timely manner. He/she will support the accounts payable and GL team in their daily tasks and will be assisting the finance team on continuous improvement initiatives, for instance facilitating the successful integration of robotic process automation solutions into our workflows. 


Main Responsibilities


•    Cash allocation 
-    Perform daily cash matching for all cash transactions
-    Identify and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner
-    Communicate effectively with internal teams to resolve unidentified items
-    Prepare weekly payment and collection reporting

•    Accountant role 
-    Recording supplier invoices in ERP database
-    Maintenance of supplier database
-    Follow up the ageing of open purchase orders, discuss with buyers 
-    Provide support for external annual audits 

•    Internal control and documentation enhancement
-    Participate in the publication on the intranet of communications related to the finance department
-    Coordinate with internal auditors
-    Assist in the testing and validation of RPA solutions and maintain comprehensive documentation of RPA implementations
-    Participate in continuous improvement initiatives



Education & Experience


•    CFC commerce or equivalent
•    Bachelor’s degree with accounting courses or equivalent
•    Fluent in English and French
•    Accounting experience will be highly appreciated


Competencies and skills


•    Quality-conscious and precise 
•    Sense of responsibility and organised
•    Customer-oriented and team player
•    Confident and clear communicator
•    Results driven with a can-do hands-on mentality 
•    Computer literate (MS Office knowledge), previous data-entry experience an advantage
•    Affinity for numbers


How to apply


If you have the above skills and would like to work in our stimulating environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas). 

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please specify it in your application. 

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position.