Financial Assistant (80%-100%)

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We are hiring for the role of Financial Assistant (80%-100%).

 As Financial Assistant you will:

  • Manage the accounts payables process and tracking of account movements
  • Help with financial data entry and general bookkeeping
  • Maintain and control the office cash balance (booking the receipts)
  • Provide daily support for the accounts receivables team
  • Coordinate with other members of the finance team to review the financial information
  • Support the management team in preparation of annual reports (using the accounting software)
  • Process invoices and follow up with customers, suppliers and partners as needed
  • Report directly to the Billing Manager of the company


  • Bachelor or Master degree, preferably in the area of finance / business administration / accounting
  • Attention to detail and the ability to identify data patterns
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • German as mother tongue, excellent written and spoken English
  • Team player with the capability to work in a dynamic and international environment, and excellent interpersonal skills

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.

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