Bookkeeper/Controller

Job description

About the company and who we are:

divbrands is a global, location-independent e-commerce company. We build "glocalised", data-based D2C brands on ‘impulse’ performance channels. We believe that Global online shopping behavior is in constant flux. The way we create and consume creative content is changing. Creativity is changing, and it is changing the way we do business. Today’s digital users aren’t conscious of how their content consumption or shopping behavior changes over time. Their habits evolve through impulse, driven by new software, platforms, and global circumstances. E-commerce brands need to be in conversation with shoppers, constantly changing to meet them where they are at.

As such, we don’t create brands based on assumptions. We create brand hypotheses based on data. Our mission is to run as many hypothesis iterations as we can in order to achieve the most satisfying e-commerce experience for today's users, wherever they are.

About the role in a nutshell:
We are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper, or Comptroller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation for our international group of companies, which includes a main Swiss company, two American companies and one Slovak company.

The Bookkeeper’s responsibilities will also include financial risk management and staying on top of regulation changes that may affect the company

Common duties Include:
Individual company bookkeeping

  • Book transactions in a timely manner for all companies
  • Follow country specific accounting regulations

Reporting:

  • Produce monthly reports of Profit and Loss and Cash-flow
  • Consolidate group accounting for all companies in one currency
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics (cash-flow, refund rates)
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

Compliance & filling

  • Coordinate yearly filings and tax declarations with our partner fiduciary and tax lawyers
  • Coordinate quarterly VAT filling for Swiss company
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Stay aware of changes in regulations that may impact our companies



Job requirements

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • 3+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Practical knowledge of Swiss VAT declarations is desired (but not a must if you can learn it or have done similar ones before).
  • Ideally advanced German language skills (can understand written German)
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Advanced degree or informal education in Accounting (preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with accounting for ecommerce or retails company is desired (we do bulk accounting)
  • Comfortable working with cloud-based accounting software and Google G-Suite