General Ledger Accountant - Finance Unit - Geneva HQ
In situations of armed conflict, Geneva
Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian
organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and
principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of
civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their
own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit,
humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.
Geneva Call consists of many diverse
nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive
working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly
encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of
race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual
orientation, and gender identity.
Geneva Call is seeking a talented and professional accountant who is
a team player who will strengthen the
existing team due to growth of budget and staffing over the past years and take
the lead in preparing the financial statements for the organisation and provide
management accounts on a monthly basis.
Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, you will be a key member of
the Finance team. You will be responsible for ensuring the accounts are and tax
returns are up to date, complete and timely. Working closely with the other
finance areas to ensure alignment and adherence to good accounting practice and
internal control. Liaise with the external auditors, authorities, and other key
stakeholders to ensure the smooth production of all statutory submissions &
- Keep up to date Geneva
Call’s accounting and related systems, policies, procedures to ensure
compliance with applicable accounting standards.
- Assume leadership role
for the accounting system and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all
- Manage the month-end
and year-end closure procedures as well as the annual audit in close
coordination with the rest of the finance team.
- Provide regular
monthly management reporting analysis as well as ad hoc requests from the
Directors or the Board.
- Liaise with the Geneva
Call’s external auditors, tax advisors, bankers, lawyers, stakeholders and all
- Ensure the overall
financial integrity of the organization.
Internal Control System
- Assist with effective
implementation of the internal financial controls and undertake all aspects of
monitoring to ensure the control system is aligned with organisational needs.
Audit and legal compliance
- Liase closely with
finance team for audits for both field and HQ projects and overall responsibility
for the annual statutory audit.
- Be alert and proactive
with respect to all financial regulatory changes and practices which may impact
Geneva Call's regulatory status.
- Maintain the fixed
asset register, ensuring assets are held within the business, and correct
application of additions, disposals, depreciation, and impairment.
- Performs other duties
as required and as they relate to overall financial management for the organisation.
Education and experience
qualifications as a chartered accountant or certified accountant preferred.
- University degree in
Finance, Economics, or Accounting with relevant experience will be
- Minimum five years of experience
in a financial accounting role.
- Essential to have
similar years of experience in financial accounting preferably within an
international organization with complex donor requirements or multinational
company with external offices/locations.
- Experience working in the humanitarian section is an
- Expert accounting skills are
- Solid experience preparing financial
statements required in Swiss GAAP or similar standard required.
- Strong analytical skills with ability to
set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet
- Advanced IT skills, particularly knowledge
of Microsoft Office software. ERP such as Navision experience would also be a
- Excellent team management skills.
- Ability to prioritise and manage competing
- Excellent communication skills, with
fluency (spoken and written) in English.
- Other languages, especially French,
would be an asset.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced
- Experience of working in a multicultural
- Self-starter with strong organisational
and planning skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- An interest in Geneva Call’s mission.
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
- The Job Description
- The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
- The Competency Framework
Conflict of interest
Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.
- Position : General Ledger Accountant
- Type of Contract: CDI long term contrac (based in Geneva)
- Activity rate: 100%
- Work place: Geneva, Switzerland
- Preferred start date: As soon as possible
No later than June 30, 2023.
All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.