Head of Finance, Administration and Compliance

  • Competitive package
  • Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Michael Page
  • 02 Aug 17

Our client is a fast-growing multi-billion AUM Asset Management company with direct and indirect investment strategies across multiple asset classes. They are creating a new position to streamline the administrative department that will allow future growth of the organisation. With strong corporate values of Honesty, Respect, Excellence, Humility and Joy of Life, they are looking for the right talent to join the management

  • Fast-growing Swiss Asset Management company
  • Versatile management role in Finance and Compliance

The Head of Finance, Administration and Compliance reports to the CEO and is working closely with the Executive Committee.

He/She has a primary responsibility to guide and manage the administration teams composed of Finance/Accounting, internal and external Audit, Compliance and Legal.

In this position the Head of Finance, Administration and Compliance will:

1. Supervise the Finance and Accounting team in charge of

  • Accounts keeping and reporting (balance sheet, profit and loss account, notes to the accounts, key financial indicators) and their timely preparation and presentation
  • Budget process, preparation, submission and regular reporting
  • Tax related matters

2. Be responsible for internal and external audits

  • Coordination with auditors, preparation of meetings and related documentation, follow-up on audit points
  • Ambition for reaching the highest possible audit standards throughout the firm

3. Act as Compliance Officer

  • Creation, maintenance and up-date of compliance procedures
  • Communication of compliance matters to the firm and appropriate checking of the respect of compliance
  • Act as data protection officer

4. Supervise the Legal team in charge of:

  • All legal matters, including corporate and documentation aspects, investments and contractual affairs, KYC/AML and disclosure matters
  • People Management is a key part of the role

The Successful Applicant
The Head of Finance, Administration and Compliance we are looking for will have:

  • Strong academic background (minimum at Master level)
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in Finance and Regulatory in financial services
  • Experience in the Asset Management sector and the related regulatory environment is a strong plus
  • Proven team management skills
  • Fluency in English and French - both written and spoken
  1. Open and constructive mind set - positive attitude - proactive problem solving skills
  2. Autonomous but also able to work in team

What's on Offer
A unique opportunity to join a fast growing and sustainable company with strong ethics and an intellectually challenging environment.

Competitive package

Celine Corletti
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