GL/Payroll Senior Accountant

Bern, Switzerland Requisition Number R0028685 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

eBay is the world’s online marketplace. Across the globe, eBay boasts a community of over 220 million registered buyers and sellers. At any given time, more than 105 million items are listed for sale on eBay sites across the world. We have a global presence in 36 international markets, among them France, Germany, the UK, Australia, Korea, the U.S. – and Switzerland.

We are seeking a professional individual to add to our team in Bern/Switzerland as

General Ledger/Payroll Senior Accountant (m/f)

The Accounting Shared Services Center in Bern, Switzerland, is in charge of the 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.

Responsibilities

  • Running the Payroll Accounting for 32 legal entities
  • Coordinating with the Payroll Team to release salaries, 3rd party and exceptional manual payments
  • Managing the General Ledger for some entities
  • Supporting the monthly close process as well as the internal and statutory reporting activities
  • Managing intercompany activities between sites
  • Maintaining proper reconciliation of all G/L accounts and integrity of financial statements
  • Supervising the processing activities of our outsourced group of accountants in India
  • Confirming proper treatment and compliance of all accounting transactions and policies
  • Coordinating with the in-country Finance Managers for accounting at shared services level for their sites activities such as revenues contracts, advertising contracts, accruals etc.
  • Coordinating with other partners (tax, treasury, corporate accounting) for proper consideration of corresponding transactions
  • Analysing and reviewing the financial statements monthly/quarterly with the respective Finance Managers

Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance
  • Qualified/part qualified Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, US CPA, other national equivalent) preferred
  • Minimum 3-4 years of related accounting experience with a multinational company
  • Hands-on experience in leading general ledger and reporting function
  • US GAAP and compliance experience
  • IFRS or other European GAAP experience
  • SAP Financial System experience, or other ERP
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English, additional languages advantageous
  • Self-motivated, high energy, ability to cope with stress and tight deadlines, team worker

What we offer?

  • Dynamic team with passion for e-commerce, professionalism
  • Varied and interesting tasks with high level of personal responsibility
  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.
  • An excellent working environment with lots of flexibility

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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