Accounting Lead (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 is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 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 spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

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 identify opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness enhancements and implement scalable accounting solutions to facilitate our international expansion.
  • You take ownership of the correct and timely accounting for our legal entities, ensuring compliance with Swiss GAAP FER and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Ensuring accurate and efficient cost allocation processes to optimize resource utilization and financial transparency.
  • Oversee accounts payables and accounts receivables activities where your legal entity is reflected and make decisions regarding their accurate accounting treatment.
  • Assume responsibility for the local statutory financial result and actively participate in the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closings, supporting the consolidation of your legal entity.
  • Ensure compliance with local financial regulations, standards, VAT, and tax requirements.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to align financial processes with organizational goals.

Your story

  • You are a self-starter who appreciates flat hierarchies and the opportunity to shape the development accounting as a key pillar of the finance function.
  • You want to challenge yourself in a high-growth environment and learn about an emerging industry dedicated to fighting global warming.
  • Proven track record of taking full legal entity responsibility for accounting matters.
  • A passion for identifying process inefficiencies and implementing solutions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to drive financial accuracy.
  • Collaborative mindset to work effectively with colleagues across different departments.
  • You have at least seven years of experience in accounting, preferably with several years as a Senior or General Ledger Accountant
  • Any accounting degree or qualification is a plus.
  • You are comfortable working in an international environment with daily interactions in English and German, with any other language being a plus.

What we offer: What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. 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 career’s portal:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

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