Accountant (General Ledger) (Temporary contract 12 months)


Lausanne, CH
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 01/17/2021
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  • Company Address: 185 Dartmouth Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA, 02116


SOPHiA GENETICS combines deep expertise in life sciences and medical disciplines with mathematical capabilities in data computing. Our mission is to bring data analytics solutions to market, to support healthcare professionals by maximizing the power of Data-Driven Medicine. We achieve this mission through the global adoption of SOPHiA AI, which is built using techniques such as statistical inference, pattern recognition and machine learning. This enables SOPHiA to provide equal benefits to all users, unite experts in a gold standard health tech platform, and motivate expert knowledge sharing for a sustainable impact on future patients.

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and exciting team delivering high level performance that has a direct impact on the lives of cancer and rare disease patients worldwide? Join our growing team and use your exceptional technical and organizational skills to help us deliver on our mission of democratising Data-Driven Medicine. Our products are used by over a thousand healthcare institutions globally and provide world leading capabilities for the analysis of genomic, clinical, and imaging data.

Be part of our mission to disrupt the healthcare and democratise the data driven medicine! SOPHiA is looking for a General Ledger Accountant to join the Accounting team in Lausanne.

As General Ledger (GL) Accountant you will support the Accounting and Reporting team in delivering the highest standards of group accounting and reporting. Your mission will be to prepare journal entries for month-end closing, balance sheet reconciliations, review and approve invoice postings and payments.

Your main tasks will be:

    Participate in the accurate and timely month, quarter and year end closing under Swiss GAAP and IFRS
    Prepare general ledger, payroll and fixed assets journal entries
    Review intercompany accounts and reconcile balances with other affiliates
    Follow through on all needed accruals, liaise with vendors when needed
    Reconcile all other balance sheet accounts
    Assist in preparing the VAT filing as needed
    Prepare the statutory annual report including notes to the financial statements
    Participate to the implementation of new corporate accounting standards and system developments
    Perform the internal controls in the areas of responsibility on a monthly basis
    Provide support for the audit requests
    Approve invoice journal entries and ensure that all invoices are accounted correctly, comply with the company guidelines and VAT
    Perform accurate control on PR and PO issued by requestor. (GL, cost center, Vendor)
    Review bank entries and batch payments
    Provide support to both the Accounting Manager and management as needed.


    Formal accounting qualification is required. University graduate or Brevet in accounting is a plus
    5 years of experience in accounting
    Fluent in English and French (Any other language will be considered a plus)

    Exposure / experience with ERP systems, knowledge of Dynamics 365 is preferred
    Proficient in Excel
    Self-starter, proactive, deadline driven that is able to follow up issues until resolution
    Strong attention to details, organized, rigorous and seeking for excellence

    Curious, ready to challenge the facts and explanations

    Good communication skills (both written and oral), ease of contact with international team;

    Open to work in growing, fast changing environment, requiring flexibility, pragmatism and collaboration


    Career opportunities in a fast-growing company with worldwide reputation
    A flexible and friendly working environment with a collaborative atmosphere
    Fantastic office locations in Switzerland
    An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness.
    A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development

Location: Saint-Sulpice

Starting date: ASAP, Contract for 12 months

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.