Accounting Policy Specialist - Zurich

 Location: Switzerland
 Salary: Competitive
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Meraki Talent are currently looking to recruit an Accounting Policy Specialist to join a leading firm in the insurance sector in Switzerland. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong IFRS and accounting knowledge to join a leading insurance firm, headquartered in Switzerland.

The company in a well-known brand with an excellent reputation globally. This role offers the opportunity to work on interesting an challenging internal projects, including liaising with the finance team and other business units.

Switzerland is a fantastic location for your professional development but also offers an excellent lifestyle away from the office. Switzerland offers an incredibly high standard of living with excellent housing, transport, cleanliness and overall environment.

Duties and responsibilities of the Accounting Policy Specialist

  • Provide bespoke advice and policy interpretation to the finance team along with other business units as required
  • Be responsible for evaluation of non-routine transactions in order to ensure compliance with company rules, regulation and IFRS
  • Responsibility for ensuring proper accounting treatment is adhered to during processes such a product development, new business activities etc.
  • Prepare training material and deliver training to internal customers on topics including accounting matters (existing or emerging)
  • Provide internal training to improve awareness of IFRS accounting concepts & risks
  • Keep up to date with accounting developments of the International Accounting Standards Board (or generally accepted accounting principles) as well as FINMA
  • Stay up to date with new development and identify the requirements and concepts behind accounting principles
  • Being a subject matter expert

Background of the Accounting Policy Specialist

  • University degree in Finance or similar
  • Extensive understanding of IFRS framework, being a IFRS subject matter experience
  • 5 years’+ relevant experience in IFRS
  • Previously experience within audit, insurance or financial services sectors
  • Strong communication abilities, particularly for communicating upwards and influencing senior parties
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong English and German language skills (fluency in both)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office especially Excel

In return, this opportunity offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to develop your career. If you are interested and would like to apply, please send your CV to or call me on +44 141 648 9410

By submitting your information you confirm you have read and understood our Privacy Notice which outlines how we use information we collect about you.




Meraki Talent values diversity in our own workforce and we actively support our clients to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. For all our roles, both internal and those on behalf of our clients, we welcome enquiries from everyone

Apply now

Request call back

Associate Director - International

Nicola Martin

Nicola is one of the founding members of Meraki Talent and leads the international accountancy team. After graduating with an LLB in Scots Law she started her recruitment career in 2009. Nicola works with Big 4 and top 10 chartered accountancy firms, assisting experienced auditors relocate to a variety of new locations.