To complement its growing team, Verity is looking for an experienced finance professional to closely collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer to manage and develop the company’s global accounting function. The Head of Accounting role will require a professional qualification, with excellent grounding in local Swiss GAAP/ IFRS reporting in a multi-currency environment and be responsible for managing and coordinating the Accounting team, ensuring timely and accurate reporting. The successful candidate will also be responsible for financial controls, as well as local compliance by coordinating all statutory filings. As the company is also migrating to a new ERP system, this role will be responsible for solidifying and aligning new processes as the accounting module is rolled out.

Your purpose:

  • Lead Verity’s global accounting function from its head office in Zurich as the company expands operations from Switzerland into the United States, the European Union, and other geographies.
  • Ensure timely and accurate quarterly accounting close, board reports, year-end reporting packs, annual financial statements, and various monthly reporting requirements.
  • Drive the transition from current Swiss code of obligations reporting to IFRS standards, ensuring that accounting entries are fully compliant with Swiss code and IFRS respectively and that the accounting team maintain a robust set of financial controls.
  • Develop the audit planning process and work with the auditors to ensure a robust audit plan is in place. Coordinate and manage all internal and external audits.
  • Oversee global taxation, intercompany accounting, and compliant transfer pricing transactions, ensuring intercompany agreements are in place and comply with OECD standards internationally.
  • Ensure that best practice is aligned and implemented as the new ERP system is rolled out.
  • Work with the CFO to develop the global accounting function to support international growth.

Your background:

  • Qualified accountant: BSc in Finance and Accounting or professional qualification such as ACA, ACCA, Chartered Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management (Federal Diploma of Higher Education), or Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting (Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education).
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Previous experience in reporting in a complex multi-currency IFRS-based company is required.
  • Full understanding and fluency with Swiss GAAP and IFRS.
  • Swiss VAT, international VAT, Swiss taxation, and statutory reporting experience.
  • Experience managing a team over multiple locations would be an advantage.
  • Consolidation of monthly and year-end reports experience.
  • Transfer Pricing exposure and knowledge.
  • Strong analytical skills and exceptional Excel abilities are required, along with an aptitude for managing well-organized data structures, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong interest in the tech sector, particularly automation or robotics would be favorable.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Why you'll love Verity:

  • Flexibility of a hybrid work environment. You can arrange start and finish times around your life (picking up kids, walking the dog, training for your next marathon at lunch.
  • A great engineering culture, including flat hierarchies, an open-door policy, and a focus on joint responsibility and mutual trust and support
  • Working with a skilled, high-achieving, experienced, and fun team—with lots of opportunities to develop your professional career and grow with the company
  • Annual team-building events, quarterly and monthly get-togethers, knowledge-sharing talks, game nights, and more
  • 25 days of annual leave, employee stock ownership plan (conditions apply), variety of pension plans, and relocation packages
  • Welcoming office space complete with friendly team members, free snacks (fresh fruits, coffee, and more!), and fun activities—we’re dog-friendly!

Who are we:

Verity is the global leader in autonomous indoor drone systems. Our integrated inventory tracking system enables zero-error warehousing for big box retailers, third-party logistics providers, and manufacturers. The system is used by industry leaders around the world, including DSV, Maersk, and Ingka, Sweden's most recognized furniture retailer. Verity's live events solutions help create stunning effects for top names in the entertainment industry like Drake, Céline Dion, Justin Bieber, Metallica, and Cirque du Soleil. We continuously reach beyond existing limitations to rethink, reimagine, and rework the role of robotics in the world today.