Financial Analyst and Reporting Specialist

Corporate Services · Zurich, Zurich
Department Corporate Services
Employment Type Employment Contract Full time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager and member of the Schroders Group. As a pioneering impact investor, the firm is dedicated to generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment, while aiming to provide attractive returns to investors. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. Today, the firm offers impact investment solutions across asset classes, connecting millions of entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets with investors with the aim to make impact investment solutions accessible to all and to advance the conscious use of capital. Being a professional investment manager and expert in innovative blended finance mandates, BlueOrchard has a sophisticated international investor base and is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. To date, BlueOrchard has invested more than USD 8bn across more than 90 countries. Over 215 million poor and vulnerable people in emerging and frontier markets received access to financial and related services with the support of BlueOrchard as of December 2020. Become part of this unique success story and join our fast-growing company in Zurich.

Financial Analyst and Reporting Specialist (full time)

Together with the Head of Finance you will be ensuring quality and timeliness of the financial accounting and reporting of the company. Working together with our parent company, subsidiaries and external service providers will be as much part of your work as deep-diving into specific issues to understand data and present insight on topics or solutions for new processes.   

Key tasks

  • Supporting financials and reporting process, including posting journal entries;
  • Performing key balance sheet accounts reconciliations;
  • Ensuring an excellent exchange of the financial information between the parent company and the subsidiaries
  • Comparing and analysing variances in actual financial results compared to prior period;
  • Ensuring a full compliance with IFRS and local GAAP;
  • Contribute to the general monthly management reporting;
  • Participation to the annual budgeting and planning process;
  • Be ready to take ownership or support ad-hoc requests from various stakeholders such as the group parent and local accounting providers.

Required skills and experience

  • 2 to 5 years financial accounting and reporting;
  • Experience in the financial industry and asset management;
  • Certified Public Accountant or equivalent from an internationally recognized university;
  • Expertise in IFRS and Swiss Code of Obligations accounting requirements, consolidation;
  • Oracle Fusion and HFM, Power BI;
  • Proficiency in German and English; Spanish being a plus;
  • Very good communication skills and ability to explain complex issues concisely and easily understandable.

Your personal profile 

  • Detail-oriented, focused on quality and timely delivery;
  • Highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to go the extra mile to achieve results;
  • Demonstrated team player who enjoys working in an international and multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to work independently, hands-on and with perseverance.

What we offer

  • Work in a global and fast-growing company with a true commitment to its mission of fighting global poverty and climate change.
  • An entrepreneurial culture, offering multiple opportunities for learning and development.
  • A dynamic and multicultural team spread around the globe.
  • Attractive compensation and exciting career opportunities.

Preferred start date: March 2022.

Deadline for applications: 10 December 2021

Please apply in ENGLISH, including CV and cover letter via

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  • Location
    Zurich, Zurich
  • Department
    Corporate Services
  • Employment Type
    Employment Contract Full time
  • Minimum Experience