Senior Business & Finance Controller

Swissport - Posted 1 year ago
€120k-190k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Finance Manager salary records


Genève, GE

Finance Manager
Company size
66k employees

Airport:  Geneve Cointrin (GVA)

Finance Manager Job description

In 2021, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for 97 million airline passengers and handled roughly 5.1 million tons of air freight at over 121 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. At the end of 2021, the world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 48,000 employees, was active at 287 airports in 45 countries on six continents. At Swissport, we are focused on strengthening our market position and on ensuring we are constantly driving industry innovation in key areas such as service, quality, and reliability.

In the scope of a succession plan, we are hiring for our Finance department in Geneva with immediate effect or upon agreement a



Comparable to an airplane pilot with great responsibility for safe take-off and landing, the Controller in Finance is responsible for achieving the company's goals using business management "navigation methods". Are you motivated to join our finance department as a senior controller? We offer you the opportunity to contribute your experience as a senior controller in the exciting aviation industry environment. You will be responsible for controlling our operational station in Geneva as well as for three subsidiaries, one of them located in Nice. Furthermore, you will lead the local controlling team of 3 employees in GVA and 1 employee in Nice. You will also have the opportunity to contribute your previously acquired know-how in project work.


  • Accountable for the preparation of month-end, quarter-end and annual financial statements incl. hard close according to IFRS and OR
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Ensuring monthly profit center calculations in SAP R/3
  • Preparation of financial key figures and deviation analyses
  • Establishing a budget, forecasts, and business plan
  • Liquidity plans preparation
  • Building business cases for the potential expansion of business areas
  • Development of fact-based decision baseline for investments
  • Representation of finance in projects (tenders, cost optimization, process improvements, customer contract negotiations, CLA negotiations, etc.)
  • Monthly reporting to the group and to the station management
  • Contact person in financial matters for the operational business as well as for the auditors
  • Participation in management meetings of the supervised business unit
  • Disciplinary management of the local controlling team in GVA (3 MA) and Nice (1 MA)


  • Degree in Business Administration and/or completed studies specialized in Controlling, Finance, or equivalent
  • Management experience is an advantage
  • Sound accounting and controlling knowledge, as well as at least 5 years of practical experience in IFRS accounting standards
  • High IT affinity, with solid knowledge of SAP R/3 FI/CO, MS-Office
  • Business fluency in French and English, German as a plus


  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, as well as high customer and service orientation
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and reliability
  • High sense of responsibility, ability to work under pressure, and initiative
  • Willingness to drive change
  • Independent working, initiative nature coupled with assertiveness and team orientation

Are you looking for a new challenge in a dynamic environment in the aviation services industry? Our vacancy is your opportunity!

Please upload your application including a motivation letter, updated CV, and reference letters Online. We are looking forward to your application!

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