Corporate Accountant

The company

Swatch Group is an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components.

Swatch Group supplies nearly all components required by its 17 watch brands, and Swatch Group companies supply movements and components to third-party watchmakers in Switzerland and around the world. Please be sure to visit our brands' websites to learn more about their fantastic products.

Swatch Group is also a key player in the manufacture and sale of electronic systems used in watchmaking and other industries.

Job description

As a Corporate Accountant with Swatch Group, U.S., the position will be responsible for ensuring that all account maintenance, transaction processing, and reporting related to general accounting are provided in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with policies, and guidelines. This role will also be responsible for certain aspects of the month-end, quarter-end and year-end close processes including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, ensuring accurate recognition and reporting of accounts, ensuring compliance with GAAP, may provide information or respond to internal and external requests.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversees the full accounting cycle for multiple retail, ecommerce, and wholesale profit centers.
  • Performs month-end general ledger account reconciliations and reviews to ensure accurate monthly recognition and reporting of accruals and associated expenses.
  • Prepares analysis and journal entries for multiple profit centers.
  • Assist with monthly preparation of financial reports and financial statements
  • Act as a resource during the annual audit by providing supporting documentation as requested.
  • Maintain accounting controls by reviewing, preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Prepares monthly P&L and Balance Sheet summaries, analyses, and roll-forwards on a monthly basis for assigned business accounts.
  • Researches and responds to inquiries from internal team members, management and related parties.
  • Maintains integrity of data in accounts and functional areas of responsibility.
  • Works on process improvement projects as may be assigned.
  • Perform special projects, as required, to assist the department and the company in achieving its goals and objectives.
  • All other duties assigned by Management

Professional requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required;
  • Minimum 3 -5 years of experience in an public or corporate accounting role required
  • Must be proficiency with the financial system SAP
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong mathematical skills required.
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Must possess strong analytical skills;
  • Must have a working knowledge of GAAP principles.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong learning ability and problem solving skills
  • Intermediate or advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, VLOOKUP and high level functions
  • Strong time management skills and ability to be both effective and efficient in work
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

Physical Requirements

This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the Corporate Accountant to have the ability to operate computer equipment, speak, hear, bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and carry up to 25 lbs. Finger dexterity is necessary.

The Swatch Group is an equal opportunity employer that promotes diversity and is committed to environmental sustainability.

  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance (employee and dependents are eligible 1st of the month following 30 days; generous employer contribution)
  • Immediate participation in the 401(k) and 100% vested employer match after one year (maximum 4% employer match with 5% employee contribution)
  • Company paid life insurance and Long Term Disability
  • 18 days of PTO per year, 1 Month PTO after 5 years
  • Special bucket of sick time per year extended paid time for medical, parental and military leave
  • Holiday pay
  • Voluntary FSA, STD, Accident/Hospital Indemnity insurance
  • Employee product discount

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