Senior Accountant

Date:  May 27, 2023
Division:  Central Services (40000003)

Shelton, US

Requisition ID:  7588

The COMET Group is a global leader in providing high-quality components, systems and services that optimize its customers' products and processes in the fields of X-ray-, vacuum- and radio frequency technology. As a trailblazing tech company, we contribute to more secure, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing, communication, and mobility.

What will you do?

This position as Senior Accountant is in our finance department, where you will be responsible for many exciting tasks in a very versatile role.  You will have a very central spot in the organization and have many opportunities to influence the job and your own future development.  We are seeking an internationally-minded professional who is interested in joining a truly multi-national company in the semiconductor, X-ray and electronics space.

If you are a high potential performer looking to make an impact using consulting, finance, strategy, and program change management skills, this position is for you.


Responsibilities and tasks

You will be responsible for several areas of accounting and financial reporting, in collaboration with our skilled team of professionals.

In addition, you will assist in the handling and review of payroll and benefits accounting. 


Primary tasks:

  • Compile and analyze financial, payroll, and benefits information in order to transact journal entries to the general ledger.
  • Analyze and provide key figures, including working capital targets and liquidity forecast in collaboration with finance team
  • Assist in preparation of tax provision as well as return review in collaboration with tax consultants
  • Monthly upload of SAP financial data into Hyperion for group accounting consolidation
  • Accounting projects in collaboration with the Finance Director
  • Prepare lease accounting analysis and journal entries
  • Record, monitor, analyze and reconcile fixed assets


Additional tasks:

  • Ensure internal controls are effectively maintained for assigned tasks
  • Provide support for the interim and year-end audits
  • Recommend improvements to the efficiency of accounting processes and timeliness of deliverables
  • Assist with ad hoc projects to support global finance and controlling teams

The position includes significant cross-organizational collaboration with colleagues from other departments.


 Who are we looking for?

  • Qualified candidates will have the following technical Accounting/Finance background:
  • Broad experience in the primary tasks, with approximately three years' experience from a similar position as Senior Accountant, with a desire for personal development and more responsibility.
  • Technical accounting experience to include SOX, GAAP and IFRS exposure.
  • Experience supporting interim and annual audit.
  • Relevant educational background for the position, with at least an education in Accounting or Finance.  CPA or CPA path preferred but not required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience working with SAP highly preferred (s/4 Hana experience is an advantage).
  • Professional-level communication skills to interact effectively with both colleagues and customers, with a desire to collaborate and contribute every day.


To be most effective, candidates will possess the following traits:

  • Confidence in presenting findings and recommendations to processes and procedures.
  • Strong orientation to detailed work, taking pride in performing your work in high quality, while maintaining focus and an overview of financial impacts of decisions.
  • You are proactive as well as committed to tasks. You are result-oriented and strive to implement improvements and optimizations in your daily work.
  • You are a team player who can live up to our values and effectively collaborate cross-functionally with other teams, while also working independently when needed


What We offer

  • An independent and challenging position, with great opportunities to influence your own work areas and tasks, in a very open and exciting work environment.
  • Collaboration with skilled colleagues in an informal tone, in an international environment, and the opportunity to travel occasionally to other sites.
  • A hybrid/partial work from home schedule is possible with this role and a benchmark leading benefits package is offered.


Key Words for Search:  Accountant, Finance, SAP, Hyperion, CPA, CMA, SOX, GAAP, IFRS, audit, reporting 


The target salary range for this job is approximately  $90,000  to $95,000 annually.


*Job summaries account for a range of qualifications, skills, and experience that can be considered.  We are committed to making fair and equitable job offers based on a number of factors including but not limited to the job scope, market conditions, and candidate skill level and depth of experience.

Why join us? 

  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland
  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets
  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements


Comet Technologies USA Inc. offers an excellent and competitive compensation package; an excellent work environment; and a comprehensive benefit program (including medical, dental and vision care benefits), tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick days.


Data protection and confidentiality
We take data protection seriously. “COMET AG” and software partner SAP have taken the necessary organizational and technical measures to ensure the confidentiality of your application. All HR personnel have a duty to maintain confidentiality with respect to personal data as part of their employment contract. Automatic 128-bit encryption ensures that your data is transmitted securely. The processing of your data complies with general data security standards based on the latest technology.


Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle