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Senior Accountant in Bioggio, Switzerland at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job ID: KAV004077

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.


Make sure the TB is in line with US GAAP, DHR requirements and in respect of local statutory requirements
Transact JE’s to ensure proper reflection of income statement and balance sheet.
Coordinate payroll process; transact related JE’s and payment & information flows with local Social Security carriers.
Prepare all necessary documentation for monthly accruals and prepayments
Review and make sure I/C accounts are reconciled in respect of corporate deadlines
Prepare and submit draft monthly reporting in line with US GAAP and DHR requirements
Submit corporate Stats&Packages, monthly and quarterly
Review and prepare complete monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliation and prepare Balance Sheet reviews
Prepare monthly VAT return and ensure is submitted within statutory deadlines
Manage the preparation of Statutory Accounts, and assist in the tax return filing
Preparation and timely submission of government statistics

Liaise with auditors and be responsible for the preparation of all necessary documentation required
Create Ad-hoc reports and analysis as required
Miscellaneous financial projects, analysis and administrative duties as assigned

Job Requirements


We are looking for a proactive, highly motivated self-directed individual with high standards and expectations against her-/himself.

Maintain the integrity of the accounting systems in compliance with US GAAP, internal policies and statutory accounting principles. Strong knowledge about Swiss statutory accounting principles is a must.
Provide financial statements within required Legal Entities and internal schedules. Partner with local management and provide support and leadership in all financial belongings

Responsible for the monthly reconciliations of all Balance Sheet Accounts.

Provide guidance to the shared services departments on corporate CoA and ensure that  statutory requirements are fully met.

Manage the preparation of the monthly reporting, annual statutory accounts, fiscal declarations and audit requirements.

Responsible for VAT return, government statistics.

University degree in business administration, finance or related disciplines
5-7 years experience in the same position in a multi-site, industrial environment
Relevant experience with a US multi-national manufacturing company
Experience in a top audit firm is a plus
US GAAP principles
Local Swiss statutory accounting principles strong knowledge a must
capable to manage independently the periodic and yearly full Financial Statements (all accounts)
Wide and strong  skills in Excel, Oracle is a must, desirable SAP
Hyperion Financial Management
Fluent in English is required, any other EU languages are higly desirable
Strong analytical/problem solving skills
Team Player
Some international accounting experience would be a plus
Ability to work overtime and do what it takes to get the job done
Desiderable Certified Accountant qualification / CPA, preferred

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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