General Ledger Senior Accountant

Bern, Switzerland Requisition Number R0036382 Subsidiary eBay


eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to shape how the world buys, sells, and gives. You’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a significant impact on people across the world. We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you.

About the team:

Our Accounting team is responsible for financial shared services globally. This includes general ledger, accounts payable, payroll and global process management.

The activities of this position consist primarily of:

  • Managing the monthly G/L accounting process for several EMEA entities.
  • Completion of the statutory reporting activities including the preparation of annual financial statements and coordination with external auditors.
  • Maintaining proper balance reconciliation of all G/L accounts and integrity of the financial accounts.
  • Supervising the processing activities of our outsourced group of accountants in India.
  • Confirming proper treatment and compliance of all accounting transactions and policies.
  • Interface with management in various departments, including tax, treasury, corporate accounting for proper consideration of corresponding transactions.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to lead projects, process improvements and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver customer-focused results.

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
  • Strong Excel and analytical attitude.
  • 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 (Swiss GAAP highly desirable)
  • SAP Financial System experience, or other ERP.
  • Fluent in English required, German highly desirable.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work in a face-paced environment and cope with stress as well as tight deadlines.


We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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