Senior Accountant

  • Experience level : Senior
  • Activity : Group
  • Office : Geneva

Context : As part of its 3-year strategic ambitions, Bank Syz is strengthening its Accounting Unit, under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer. The Accounting Unit is in charge of preparing the Bank’s financial statements and regulatory statistics, as well as those of the Syz Group’s other operating entities. The Unit has also recently launched an ambitious process-automation program.

Job summary : The Senior Accountant will support the Head of Accounting and will be in charge of all topics relating to accounting and regulatory reporting for the Bank and the Group

Your missions

Accounting tasks

  • Control and validate daily accounting operations
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations and financial statements
  • Establish tax statements, such as VAT and corporate tax
  • Establish the end-of-year and half-year financial statements of Bank Syz and of the Syz Group’s other entities
  • Liaise with the Financial Planning & Analysis team in preparing the analytical-accounting reports
  • Carry out ad hoc tasks as requested by the Head of Accounting and the CFO

Regulatory tasks

  • Produce and provide to the SNB the regulatory statistics for both Banque Syz SA and the Group’s other operating entities
  • Liaise with the Risk team for all matters related to Basel Principles and liquidity matters
  • Prepare ad-hoc analyses and simulations relating to capital adequacy and advise the organization on its corporate actions
Your profile

Professional experience

  • 8-10 years’ experience in a similar role in a bank, preferably in the wealth management and/or asset management area
  • Proven experience in managing regulatory statistics
  • External Audit or Accounting firm experience considered a plus


Professional competencies:

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Risk-control mindset


Personal competencies:

  • Excellence-driven
  • Self-starter and result-oriented
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to details, precise and rigorous

Language requirements:

  • Excellent command of English and French, both spoken and written


IT Skills:

  • Fire
  • SAP / G2 or other accounting tools
  • Office suite, especially Excel



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting (or equivalent qualification)
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