Consolidation and IFRS Reporting Analyst

  • MSC Cruises
  • Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 03/07/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Applying a solid understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), this position gathers and interprets financial information effectively and forms data into meaningful and concise analyses while considering a broad range of interdependent issues. Identifies areas for change and makes recommendations while managing multiple demands and competing priorities. 

  • English fluent (written and verbal) any other European language is a plus;
  • Bachelor or Master degree with major or minor in Accounting and Finance;
  • Minimum of 3 year experience working in a Finance and International company (mix of Big 4 public accounting and corporate accounting experience, preferred);
  • Familiarity with the cruise industry is a plus, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure exposure is also highly valued;
  • Computer skills: MS Windows, including intermediate Excel and Word, and basic PowerPoint;•Hands-on knowledge of financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and footnotes thereto, IFRS. ACCA , CPA or equivalent is preferred;
  • Ability to perform analyses of variance between actual costs and budgeted\/planned costs. Basic financial modeling skills;

Knowledge of Tagetik is a strong advantage; 

  • Easily adapted and willing to work in a changing environment;
  • Well organized with a sense of priority and results oriented.
  • Assists the Consolidation and IFRS Manager in preparing Group quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS ensuring appropriate supporting documentation and analysis of the results;
  • Assists the Consolidation and IFRS Manager in performing variance analysis on the consolidated financial statements and on the consolidated entities;
  • Contributes actively to the preparation of management presentations;
  • Reviews consolidated financials entities to ensure that they are prepared according to Group’s policies and that the results are properly reflected in the consolidated financial statements;
  • Assists Consolidation and IFRS Manager with research on technical accounting using authoritative and interpretive guidance. Identifies and recommends appropriate application of the guidance in accordance with Group’s policy, and IFRS;
  • Supports entities’ financial controllers regarding financial aspects and Group reporting related questions;
  • Assists in performing reconciliations between entities’ statutory and IFRS financial statements and investigate the differences if needed;
  • Maintains process and internal control documentation for compliance purpose;
  • Drafts and reviews some selected notes of the Consolidated Financial Statements (in English);
  • Assists with external auditor requests \/ questions during quarterly reviews and annual audit;
  • Participates to ad hoc projects.


Applicants must hold one of the following passports: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland,Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and Switzerland – or Swiss B\/C Permit.Part of the MSC Group, MSC Cruises is the market leader in the Mediterranean, South Africa and South America, and sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Its seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, southern Africa, and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. MSC Cruises was born in the Mediterranean, and draws inspiration from this heritage to create a unique experience for holidaymakers worldwide. As a result of a euro 6.5 billions investment programme launched in 2003, MSC Cruises' fleet comprises 13 state-of-the-art cruise ships belonging to four different classes: Lirica, Musica, Fantasia and Meraviglia. The fleet's average age is 7 years, the youngest in the industry. In 2014, MSC Cruises launched a euro 9 billion, 10 year investment plan to support the second phase of its growth through the order of up to 11 next generation mega cruise ships. As a result, MSC Cruises' fleet will double by 2026, while the passenger capacity will triple to reach five million passengers per year. MSC Cruises is the first cruise company to develop an investment plan of this length and magnitude. MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates, and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas "7 Golden Pearls" for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programmes assisting children worldwide.