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Financial Controller (3 months contract)

Switzerland, Ticino, LuganoG&A

Job description

[PLEASE NOTE] This is a 3 months contract for someone who is ready to start immediately. This position is based in our Swiss office in Mendrisio, Switzerland, which is 7 km over the border from Italy and easily commutable from Milan, Como, Varese or Lugano. We are also happy to assist with your relocation to this beautiful part of Europe and we have a hybrid remote working policy.

Cloud Academy is a hyper-growth upskilling and reskilling SaaS company, focused on enabling enterprise customers to have full transparency and control over their tech workforce skills readiness. In a rapidly changing cloud technical landscape where there is an increasing tech skills gap in the market, combined with the difficulty organizations are facing to retain tech talent and the demands for numerous technical certifications, companies need the ability to manage these skills at scale more than ever. We help over 1000 customers visualize, assess, transform and measure their teams’ tech skills readiness through a unique Skills Intelligence Platform, powered by world class cloud training content. Companies like Warner Media, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase and Walmart trust Cloud Academy with their technical cloud skills readiness at scale, so they can achieve their cloud business goals.

We are a global team, with colleagues in over 14 countries worldwide. We are a diverse team that is innovative, collaborative, pragmatic and passionate about making an impact. We thrive on a common vision, we obsess about our customers and learners, and we take pride in the quality of our work. Most importantly, we know that individually we are only as good as our teams are, and we always have each others’ backs.

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance Controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.


  • Direct all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, Management Accounts, Treasury and Revenue Recognition

  • Support the business unit with timely and accurate management reporting and variance analysis

  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements

  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting

  • Collaborate with the Group accounting function on projects

  • Support month-end and year-end close processes

  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting

  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings in the United States and Switzerland

  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

  • Coordinate and manage the audit process

  • Additional controller duties as necessary

Job requirements

  • Proven successful working experience as a Financial Controller

  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience

  • Big Four Accounting firm graduate programme

  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Equivalent

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures

  • Experience with creating financial statements

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process

  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills

  • Reporting experience with IFRS

  • Fluent spoken and written English is a must for this position

  • Familiarity with tax laws and regulations in both Switzerland and the United States is a plus

  • Available to start immediately 


  • Competitive compensation and a bonus plan

Equality & Diversity

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. We ensure that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, socio-economic background, neuro-diversity, education, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law