Treasurer

For our client, a global professional investment firm with an established track record of substantial and sustainable investments and the objective to create long-term value, we are looking for an experienced treasurer.

To enjoy and to be successful in this generalist role you are a passionate, energetic, entrepreneurial thinking, hands-on treasurer who thrives in an intercultural, merit-based and high-performance but yet informal work environment with flat hierarchies.

You feel at ease communicating across all levels of an organization and appreciate the learnings of working in interdisciplinary, high-level project teams. Directly supporting and reporting into the CFO you will closely collaborate with the senior management and executives.

The client offers an interesting career development perspective, an attractive compensation package and centrally located offices in the heart of Zurich.

Key Responsibilities

Treasury Controlling

  • Forecast cash flow positions based on company needs
  • Liaise with accountants and controllers to ensure accuracy and integrity of treasury accounting
  • Prepare board presentations and monthly treasury reports

Treasury Management

  • Maintain relationships with financial institutions such as banks, brokers and insurances
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to cover operational and capital investment needs
  • Arrange for equity and debt financing
  • Advise on and implement hedging strategies to mitigate (currency) risks

Compliance

  • Maintain an efficient system of policies that adequately control treasury activities including company’s risk management
  • Manage compliance with external regulations (FATCA, AIA, KYC processes)

Project Management

  • Support senior management in managing co-investments (sensitivity analysis, cap tables, valuation of portfolio companies, etc.) and in negotiating financing of new investments
  • Lead work streams to structure transactions and investments
  • Assuming board functions at subsidiaries (non-operational entities)
  • Ensure sufficient insurance coverage for all business activities (D&O, personnel, third-party liability, W&I and other insurances)
  • Actively contribute to special projects, e.g. GDPR and IT strategy

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting, finance or banking or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible treasury experience for a major company or family office
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient with financial software systems (Trinity, Bloomberg) and excellent MS Office skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken German, proficiency in English, other languages a plus
  • Strong academic credentials

Key Competencies

  • Self starter with excellent analytical, problem solving and project management skills
  • Well-organized, trustworthy and reliable
  • Focused and distinct attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of derivatives, hedging, bank account management and international fund flows
  • Proven working knowledge of banking industry rules and regulations
  • Sound intercultural, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills