A Head of Finance
ConnectPartners Sàrl - Genève, GE

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For our client, a Private Bank, we are looking for a

Head of Finance

who will provide a full financial and management accounting service to the Bank, including strategy, full accountancy function management accounts, supervisory duties, and analysing and reporting on financial data. He/she will be responsible for the following tasks:



Define the financial environment to establish the financial statements in accordance with the regulatory framework

Control the financial activities of the Bank and reports to the National Bank, fiscal authorities and the regulator

Issue regular financial analysis and business reports to the Management or the Head Office

Coordinate and participate in drawing up the banks’ budget

Have regular contacts with authorities

Contact with the Board of Directors and with members of professional organisations

Suggest possibilities for the optimal use of the bank’s financial resources

Structure environment, demanding analysis of various situations which contain complex factors and require ability to develop and test hypotheses


Develop concepts for risk management

Handle Risk Officer responsibilities

Supervise Credit activity in case of absence of the Credit Officer


Responsible for the coordination, control and supervision of the unit’s team and its activities

Participate in the recruitment process for the unit, and for other functions in the Bank when needed

Evaluate the unit’s operational processes and procedures in order to detect required improvements aiming an effective response to Business requirements, cost efficiency, risk mitigation and changing legal environment

Train new staff members on unit’s organisation and Junior team member on daily issues

Promote a business development attitude in the team towards the improvement of the business model of the Bank

Maintain a high level of motivation and interest in the job and Bank amongst the team members

Provide detailed information when required by Head Office, internal and external auditors

Participate in the Management Meeting of the Bank


University degree in Finance

Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar Finance position in a banking environment or in a financial institution in Switzerland

Extracting and interpreting complex data from a variety of sources in order to produce insightful outputs

Expert user in Microsoft Office and

especially Excel

, Olympic Banking system, Fire

Well-developed communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills at all levels

Independent and flexible, problem solving oriented

Swiss citizen or holder of a work permit C

(Swiss residence mandatory)


French: fluent

English: fluent

Other language is an asset



Profil minimum requis :
Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar Finance position in a Bank or in a financial institution in Switzerland

Good knowledge of Swiss financial laws and rules

Excel: very good level

French fluent; English fluent

Start date: ideally, January 2013