Senior Accountant

SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company and a leading developer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, and advanced Radio-Frequency (RF) products and systems. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF systems. SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts for its RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, CAES, Elbit, IAI and the ESA.

In addition to its RF product line, SWISSto12 also commercializes HummingSat: SWISSto12’s innovative, small-sized telecommunications satellite product line developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA); and recently selected by Intelsat to build Intelsat 45. It is scheduled for launch in 2025. HummingSat’s uniqueness comes from its small size and highly capable telecommunications payload.

If you are looking for position where you can play an active role in contributing to innovative and growing company, this role is for you.

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our finance team and support the growth of the company.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage AP and AR subledgers, provisions and transitory accounts.
  • Establish financial statements on a monthly basis according to the Swiss code of obligations.
  • Liaise supplier orders and their reconciliation with invoices.
  • Revise yearly liquidity plan forecasts on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in Internal Control System set ups to ensure they are in line with accounting and audit standards.
  • Implement budget and forecast cycles into our ERP.
  • Adapt general ledger and analytic dimensions for management view.
  • Bring continuous improvements to our accounting processes and booking automatization (AP, AR).
  • Champion and share best practices.
  • Manage external enquiries and tax declarations (VAT, corporate income tax).
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Ideally 10 years’ experience in a similar type of role.
  • Strong knowledge with Microsoft Business Central and the Microsoft suite.
  • Knowledge with financial consolidation at group level.
  • Rigorous, autonomous, and proactive working style with excellent working organisation and ethics.
  • Solution orientated mind-set.
  • Excellent communication skills and ease at working across different cultures and different levels of an organization.
  • Degree in Accounting & Finance (federal certificate of specialist in finance & accounting).
  • Languages: excellent French and English.


This position This position is to be based in our Lausanne, Switzerland office and will require working with the colleagues in our different locations.

Interested applicants are requested to apply through LinkedIn

More about SWISSto12:

SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts with IntelSat and ESA for HummingSat as well as contracts for their RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, CAES, Elbit, IAI and the ESA. SWISSto12 is a spin off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. SWISSto12 is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and operates a US-subsidiary in Foster City California, another team in New Hampshire, as well as in Rehovot, Israel with a total growing team of over 50. The company is well funded for its near and mid-term developments and backed by a solid customer revenue stream.