Chief Accountant

  • Company: Fendi Italia
  • Country/Region: Switzerland
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: FEND01521
  • Date of publication: 2020.06.14


For our European Share Service Center based in Mendrisio we are looking for a Chief Accountant who will be responsible for the French accounting activities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor all accounting activities
  • Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries
  • Perform financial analysis and reporting to management as needed.
  • Coordinate the accounting team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines
  • Evaluate computerized accounting systems and work with IT team for performance improvements
  • Generate financial reports and statements to Managers for review as needed.
  • Analyze financial discrepancies and recommend effective resolutions
  • Respond to accounting inquiries from management in a timely fashion
  • Provide guidance to other Accountants when needed
  • Auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations
  • preparation of statutory annual financial statements
  • Monitor and record financial transactions according to company policies and regulations
  • Support management in new projects if requested





  • Successful experience as Chief Accountant of an International Group (10 years min.)
  • Experience with managing a team of at least 5 people
  • Very good knowledge of IFRS GAAPS and French GAAPS
  • Very good knowledge of European Tax and VAT principles, and all French specific taxes: CVAE, C3S, CFE, AGEFIPH
  • Fluent in English and in French (and Italian appreciated)
  • Expert in SAP system
  • Office package (in particular Excel)
  • CEGID System is a plus




Fashion & Leather Goods

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