General Ledger Accountant

Contract Type:  Open-ended

Lausanne, CH

About IMD


Founded by business executives for business executives, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institute with campuses in Lausanne and Singapore as well as a Management Development Hub in Shenzen.
We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our executive education and degree programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best by the Financial Times,  Bloomberg, Forbes, and others.
Our leading position in the field is grounded in our unique approach to creating real learning, real impact. Through our research, programs, and advisory work we enable business leaders to find new and better solutions.
Our purpose is Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders and organizations that contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive world.


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a



General Ledger Accountant (100%)




The Job's Mission

As part of the Accounting team, the General Ledger Accountant will have a crucial role in managing general ledger accounts and ensuring accurate financial statements. He/she will work closely with the Accounting Manager, the controlling team and with other finance colleagues in Lausanne, Singapore and China. 
His/her position requires meticulous attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders. He/she will take an active part in system improvement projects and regular closings.
This role demands a candidate who possesses a combination of technical expertise, analytical acumen, and strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to accuracy, integrity, and continuous improvement, while also exhibiting a collaborative spirit and a proactive approach to problem-solving. 


Main responsibilities 


•    Prepare Journal Entires and maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts
•    Maintaining detailed records in the fixed asset and intangible registers, recording the acquisitions and ensuring accuracy and completeness of asset records
•    Collaborate with the Accounting Manager on the preparation of  accurate and quartely financial reports for management review, providing insights and movement analysis 
•    Prepare consolidated financial statements for the Institution on a quarterly basis Swiss GAAP FER 
•    Manage intercompany recharges and reconciliations to ensure proper allocation of expenses and revenues across entities
•    Collaborate effectively with Singapore and China’s finance teams to ensure timely and accurate closings 
•    Prepare and file VAT statements
•    Support audit process
•    Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and promote a culture of continuous improvement


Formula for success 


•    Degree or higher education in accounting (Federal certificate or Bachelor/Master degree)


•    Minimum of 5-6 years of experience in accounting, preferably in an international environment
•    Proven experience in managing Swiss VAT declarations and preparing tax returns
•    Demonstrated experience in preparing financial statements and active involvement in financial audits
•    Proven ability in preparing reportings and presentations to executive level stakeholders

•    Computer literate (MS Office, excellent Excel skills and Accounting ERP system knowledge)
•    Conversational  French and proficiency level in english (C1 level)
•    Excellent communication skills, customer-focused and diplomatic
•    Outstanding ability to organise, prioritise and produce consistently high quality work 
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to take initiatives and adapt quickly in order to meet deadlines
•    Self-driven personality with strong attention to detail
•    Strong team spirit and willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit 


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.