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Senior Assistant US Accounting and Reporting Group (USARG-Audit)

In this challenging audit position within our US Accounting and Reporting Group you will be involved in and lead various projects.

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Would you like to participate and lead some of the biggest multinational companies in the world and top KPMG Global accounts? Our US Accounting and Reporting Group (USARG) is actively looking for highly motivated individuals to join their team. In this challenging audit position you will be involved in and lead various projects.

Location: Zurich
Start date: By arrangement

Responsibilities & Profile

Your responsibilities

  • Integrated audits of multinational companies or Swiss subsidiaries of U.S. companies including reporting to KPMG U.S. and other group auditors
  • Audits of spin-offs, disposals, opening balance sheets and acquired businesses in connection with various business combinations
  • Other transaction based projects that require US GAAP and SEC reporting expertise (comfort letters, agreed-upon procedures and reviews of registration statements)
  • Financial statement conversions to US GAAP
  • Accounting advisory and SOX advisory services to non-audit clients
  • Coaching Swiss based audit teams on technical US accounting, auditing and reporting inquiries
  • Internal and external US GAAP and US GAAS training

Your profile

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, US GAAS/PCAOB and SEC requirements and US audit methodology
  • Minimum 2-3 years of recent integrated (SOX and US GAAP/PCAOB) audit experience either with KPMG or another Big 4 firm
  • Preferably accounting degree (CPA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to deliver high quality services under tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated team player, curious, proactive and with a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in researching accounting and auditing issues


  • Targeted career development and internal and external attractive training and further education options
  • Possibilities for global and Switzerland-wide mobility across all sectors and locations
  • 25-30 days of leave, option for compensation of overtime (with the exception of management staff); management staff receive an additional 4 to 6 days of leave
  • Maternity leave of 16 weeks, paternity leave of 5 days and free advice from the external family service

Ancillary benefits may apply to certain positions (e.g. fixed-contract positions).

KPMG as an employer

Your future team

A position in the USARG team will allow you to work in a multicultural environment in the heart of Western Europe. You will be able to gain valuable experience in technical accounting and auditing areas in a dynamic international setting. If you are eager to broaden your experience and improve your skill set and resume, we can offer you opportunities to realize your full potential.

About KPMG

KPMG is one of the leading financial audit and advisory services firms in the world. Its international network makes it possible for KPMG to offer clients clear and consistent solutions locally thanks to cross-border know-how. KPMG Switzerland advises both internationally active firms and regionally active SMEs. In addition to quality and industry knowledge, one thing is key for us: client proximity. Together with our clients and organised around their needs, we develop tailor-made solutions in the audit, tax and advisory fields, within the framework of the rules of independence.

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Contact person

David Boll

Human Resources
+41 58 249 67 21

To apply for this vacancy, please provide your cover letter, CV and all relevant certificates. We look forward to receiving your application.

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