This Zurich based independent international Wealth management practice is looking to appoint a Director of Finance for its specialist trust and insurance division.
The department the Director of Finance will be setting up and subsequently running a new central Finance team
for this business unit.
This division design and create innovative wealth planning structures for some of the wealthiest individuals and families in the world. As such it is a high profile Switzerland appointment – which requires a certain combination of skills and experience.
The Director of Finance’s team will manage the accounts for all subsidiaries – which include insurance companies, offshore companies and some high profile business partners.
The department will ensure all Swiss and international regulations are met and ensure the internal compliance function has all the relevant information they require.
Accounts and financial statements will have to be created, monitored and signed off. – In particular those of two high profile clients.
Besides managing, recruiting and running your team in this well paid Accountancy job, you will be asked to manage the finance teams of two external insurance companies. In that role you will have vital input in the creation and management of policy loans, interest accounts.
Needless to say you will have to work with a variety of internal and external service providers – so having a winning diplomatic personality will be essential.
To be considered for the Director of Finance vacancy you should be a mature business leader with considerable experience in the management of accounting teams. Here is a suggested ideal applicant profile:
- Coupled with that you will have at least five years professional experience in the banking, trust or insurance
, as knowledge of the technical features of these sectors would be an advantage.
- You will be fluent in both English and German and have strong IT skills and an understanding of how to derive real business value from technology.
- Educated to degree level with a further business educations (MBA etc) you will also hold a professional accountancy qualification.
- Of equal, if not greater importance, will be your personality which should be innovative, dynamic, driven and flexible and a real motivator.
As you would expect the Director of Finance as a directorship commands an incredible remuneration package and access bonuses, stock ownership plans and full private healthcare.