Senior Accountant

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, a publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to providing our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel-related products and services.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Accountant for the Administration team based in Chiasso. The person, reporting to the Swiss Finance Manager, will contribute to the accounting closing of the different Swiss, Italian and UK entities of the Group and will oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying the financial transactions.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Reconciliation of general ledger accounts and other GL accounts
  • Perform accounting analyses and reporting to support decision-making purposes.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Maintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedules
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager to improve financial procedures
  • Support the finance manager in the preparation of the several  annual statutory financial statements
  • Assure tax compliance and respect of tax deadlines
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Interacting with internal and external auditors

Qualifications

Essential

  • Certificate or Degree in Accounting/Business/Economics or in a similar field
  • At least 2-3 years in a similar role and/or in an audit firm
  • Fluency in English and Italian
  • Good Office knowledge

Desirable

  • Experience in travel agency accounting and tax legislation 
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision (NAV) ERP software 
  • Experience in one of the big4 audit firms will be considered a plus
  • Good level of German language 

Additional Information

Abilities/qualities

  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Strong commitment to meeting the deadlines
  • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to communicate at all levels of the organization and with colleagues of other Countries
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under time pressure
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, self-motivated and used to working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment