Graduate Talent Program 2023, Financial Accounting & Reporting

Zurich, Switzerland
25 Feb 2023
03 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Your role
Do you have financial accountant expertise with a strong conceptual understanding and an analytical mindset? Do you have the know-how for analyzing complex financial information? We are looking for someone to:
• support the preparation and validation of high-quality financial information, including the analysis and preparation of internal control documentation to support disclosures in interim and annual reports and regulatory filings
• analyze and provide transparent insights on financial data, in order to support the preparation of high-quality financial and regulatory reporting
• operate with a controller mindset, understanding risks and controls, diligently executing internal controls, working closely with stakeholders in other finance teams globally
• identify, and act on, opportunities to optimize internal controls, analytical review procedures and other processes
• support development of automated solutions, working with digital tools, helping to build further expertise within the team in this area (e.g., Alteryx, PowerBi, Python)

Graduate Talent Program
Our Graduate Talent Program (GTP) lasts 18 months. You'll be directly involved in day-to-day operations, working with professionals and gaining first-hand experience of our business.

As well as on-the-job learning, you'll get training on the financial markets, our products and other core business topics. Rotational assignments are a key part of the program. By taking on other roles in related departments, you'll gain a wider perspective.

Besides all that, you'll attend networking events, cross-business classes and social occasions where you'll get to know us.

To learn more about our Graduate Talent Programs, click here . Your team
You will be working in the Group and Entity Accounting & Controlling team in Zurich. We are responsible for the preparation and analysis of information in the UBS Financial Statements, ensuring compliance with IFRS and other relevant requirements, as well as for the planning and execution of the review, sign-off and publication processes related to key external reports of UBS. We are also responsible for the preparation of the Group and standalone regulatory reporting, including those related to capital adequacy and liquidity and funding, to our primary regulators FINMA and the SNB, as well as the establishment of internal accounting control documentation for senior management. By ensuring that UBS's quarterly and annual reporting products as well as the regulatory reporting are accurate and of the highest quality, the team plays a vital role in protecting the firm's financial reputation, ensuring compliance with international and regulatory requirements thereby enhancing the firm's standing with its stakeholders and within the financial industry as a whole.

We aim to develop subject matter experts in the accounting and financial reporting space who can communicate effectively with senior stakeholders. We seek to continually challenge and enhance processes and controls, build further transparency and insights into our reporting products and identify opportunities for efficiency / automation. With these goals in mind, we are regularly engaged in change initiatives (accounting, reporting and infrastructure related) together with other stakeholders in the Group.

We offer an opportunity to leverage and further develop varied skillsets in an inclusive, dynamic and fast-paced environment with hybrid work optionality!

Diversity helps us grow, together. That's why we are committed to fostering and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. It strengthens our business and brings value to our clients.

Your expertise
You need to have completed your bachelor's or master's degree, preferably finance or business administration.

In particular, you have:
• a strong understanding of IFRS (Swiss GAAP/ Swiss Federal banking law would be beneficial)
• a controller and analytical mindset
• the ability to apply technical understanding to practical problems
• a methodical, concise and accurate work style
• good communication skills, comfortable interacting with colleagues at all levels
• a professional, pro-active and positive attitude
• a good command of Microsoft Office and are a fast learner when it comes to new IT products
• Very good command of English (both written and verbal), German would be beneficial

Perhaps you've organized a fundraising event or taken part in team sports? Or persevered and passed an exam in a subject you found challenging? Think about how things you've achieved match the skills we're after.

Start date: 3rd July 2023

Join us
At UBS, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it's our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we're more than ourselves. Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?

About us
UBS is the world's largest and only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors.

With more than 70,000 employees, we have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Disclaimer / Policy Statements
UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.
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