Finance Manager

in Zurich, Switzerland

About Distran

Who we are

Distran is a fast-growing, award winning, Swiss high technology company producing an extraordinary product: a sensor that literally sees the sounds. Our unique product is used by major global players in Oil and Gas, Chemical, Power and even Space Exploration to detect gas leaks before they become dangerous to either humans or the environment. With strong growth in 35+ countries, our company continues to expand thanks to our amazing people passionate about innovation, climate change and protecting the environment.

the Distran team at work

Responsibilities for the Finance Manager job

About the role

In this role you will have the opportunity to take a next step in your career and further develop the finance processes of a growing organization. While working together with the CFO and the management team, your role will be key to ensure a solid foundation for Distran`s next development phase. You will be supported by and manage the daily work of Finance Assistant and you will:

  • Lead the bookkeeping of Distran AG (inhouse) and of foreign subsidiaries (inhouse and outsourced), including of managing the receivables and payables
  • Responsible for the quarterly closing and financial reporting, including the consolidation (under SCO) and preparing the investor reporting
  • Prepare the VAT and direct tax return (Switzerland), and ensure that the company complies with all applicable tax laws and regulations
  • Prepare and enhance the bi-weekly cashflow forecast, management reporting and other ad-hoc analysis and forecasts
  • Act as the main contact for banks, insurances, local accountants and auditors
  • Improve and automate finance and business processes (incl. internal controls)
  • Support implementation of a new ERP system
  • Support other ad-hoc Finance tasks as and when required
  • Requirements for the Finance Manager job

    Your profile

  • University or equivalent degree in Business Administration or Finance
  • 4+ years of experience as a senior accountant/controller or auditor (CPA track) (big plus: previous job in an hardware manufacturing company)
  • Solid expertise in accounting, financial closing and VAT
  • Sound ERP experience and excellent Excel-skills (plus: Get & Transform and Power Pivot)
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Reliable, well-organized, independent and proactive
  • What we offer

    Bringing a ground breaking innovative technology to a market best seller is a rewarding social and professional experience. This job is for you if you like to give meaning to your work and have a strong impact on a product, on a company and on your professional growth.

    Besides a competitve salary package, since the establishment of our offices our employees in Zurich have been enjoying working in a multicultural and central location in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood of Zürich, as well as engaging weekly events sponsored by us.

    Want to join? Please submit your application here.

    Note to agencies

    Distran does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Distran will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation where Distran employs the relevant candidate. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Distran’s Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed agreement for service and in response to a specific job opening. Distran will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.

    Offer added/modified on March 2, 2023