Head of Accounting (80-100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to shape and create the accounting setup as the company grows from 200 to 1000+ people including international expansion- a unique opportunity!
  • You will lead a strong accounting team and plan staffing for a rapidly growing company.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely payment runs across all units, posting accounts payables and processing invoices including dunning for past due invoices.
  • You monitor cost reimbursements, reconcile accounts and have an overview of depreciation and accruals in compliance with accounting standard.
  • You are responsible for timely monthly and annual financial statements according to the Swiss Code of Obligations (OR) and Swiss GAAP FER. In addition, you coordinate the annual audit for all units.
  • You support the preparation of internal and external financial reports for the Board of Directors, investors and other key stakeholders in close coordination with the controlling department.
  • You are in charge of the accounting processes in the ERP System and their improvements. Furthermore, you support in preparing internal and external reports and work closely with our lead controller.

Your story

  • You hold a B.A. in Business Administration / Accounting (preferred) or have completed a professional certificate in accounting or equivalent education (Eidg. Fachausweis). Additional accounting qualifications (ACCA/CPA) are a big plus.
  • You have more than 7 years of work experience in accounting in an international corporate environment including experience with leading and growing teams.
  • You have good knowledge and experience working with accounting under the Swiss CO (OR) and Swiss GAAP FER. Experience with IFRS / US GAAP is a plus.
  • You are characterized by your structured way of working, your affinity for detail and your organizational talent.
  • You are a strong communicator and feel comfortable working in a rapidly growing company and market.
  • You are fluent in English and German.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, bootcamp plus yoga classes and a solution-oriented approach and a cutting-edge technology in a scale-up environment. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal: https://www.climeworks.com/careers.

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