General Ledger & VAT Senior Accountant

Ebay is looking for support, please see below:


The Accounting Shared Services Center in Bern, Switzerland, is part of the global finance team and is in charge of accounting for currently 56 European entities (and growing). We are a lively international team of accountants thriving at achieving the highest quality and compliance in our daily activities.


  • Lead all intercompany & VAT activities within the region while coordinating with regional counterparts to ensure consistency and standardization of global processes.
  • Handling the VAT filing & Reporting for 40 + legal entities in EMEA.
  • Managing their monthly close process as well as the internal and statutory reporting activities.
  • Maintaining proper balance reconciliation of all G/L accounts and integrity of financial documents.
  • Supervising the processing activities of our outsourced group of accountants in India.
  • Confirming proper treatment and compliance of all accounting transactions and policies.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to manage projects, operational improvements and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver customer-focused results.
  • Work with management in various departments, including tax, treasury, corporate accounting for proper consideration of corresponding transactions.

Experience and Relevant Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA / ACCA, CIMA is a plus.
  • Strong technical accounting background.
  • At least four years general ledger accounting experience is required – VAT experience advantage.
  • Strong Excel and analytical mindset.
  • Proven experience driving process improvements and/or operational efficiencies.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Great teammate and have aptitude to work independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout Company organization.
  • Hands-on experience in managing general ledger and reporting function.
  • US GAAP and compliance experience.
  • IFRS or other European GAAP experience.
  • SAP Financial System experience, or other ERP.
  • Fluent in English required, German a plus.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work in a face-paced environment and cope with challenges as well as tight deadlines.

Find out more and apply here >

Image source:

2 thoughts on “General Ledger & VAT Senior Accountant

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s