Job Board – Banking and Financial Services

Posted on 05 September 2007 by info

Looking for work in Switzerland — the banking and financial or in the financial services sector is one of the hottest sectors. The banking and financial services sectors employ between 5 -10% of the population.

The banking and financial services sectors continue to grow, creating new job openings and opportunities and greater demand for qualified labor in Switzerland.
Some of the specialized sectors creating new job opportunities within the financial services domain are trading, funds management, analysis, and specialized council.

A selection of some of the current open positions in the banking and financial services sectors appearing in today’s press:

SENIOR FORWARDERS are being sought by CARGILL for their Geneva regional offices to coordinate the execution of sales and purchase contracts and coordinate with other Cargill global counterparties.

Cargill’s WTU World Trading Unit is the world leader of trading in grains and oilseeds. The WTU is one of Cargill’s premier business units consisting of 500 people, headquartered in Geneva and with offices around the globe. The forwarding department handles the execution of all grain and vegetable purchase and sales contracts, from origin to final destination.
The Senior Forwarder that Cargill seeks to recruit will handle letters of credit, coordinate vessel document communications, take responsibility for vessel nominations and their follow-up from loading to discharge, negotiate rates and appoint service providers, maintain contact with banks, supervisory and fumigation companies, insurance companies, chambers of commerce, labs, silo and truck companies, and buyers and sellers, monitor purchase payments, coordinate legalization of documents with consulates, ensure execution of contracts, cargo deliveries, work with the marketing team to improve the customer experience with Cargill, conduct the daily reconciliations into Cargill systems, work with traders, accountants, legal and

insurance departments, and put in place collateral management agreements. The candidate sought for this employment position is a professional with at least 5 years in commodity forwarding or logistics/transportation or import/export, a solid understanding of legal contractual risks in FOB and CFR (CIF terms, passage title, payment risk, etc.) knowledge of US trade sanctions, understanding of security mechanisms, e.g. bank guarantees, silent confirmations, etc., excellent communication skills, PC skills (Windows environment and Lotus), ability to travel, and strong problem solving skills. Interested candidates and apply online at the Cargill website, at

CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL seeks to recruit a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE for its Geneva offices. The Capital Group is a privately held global investment company managing US $ 1.5 trillion in institutional assets. The research Associate that Capital International seeks to recruit will provide support resource to 3 investment analaysts on researching industries and companies, helping the research process and monitoring companies in which Capital has invested. The professional to be recruited for this employment position will focus on building financial models on multinational European based companies, mainly researching medical technology, chemicals, and insurance industries, also priovding support in researching Food, Household and Personal Care industries.

The key responsibilities of the person to be recruited for this job opening are collecting, organizing, and analyzing economic, industry and company data and trends, creating computer spreadsheet / Financial models, preparing internal presentations and proposals, attending local company presentations, helping the analysts learn how the industries and companies work and compete in their markets, and participating in various investment projects. The candidate to recruited for this job opening must have a Bachelor or Master in be in the process of graduating (degree in Business, Accounting or Economics), have a proven interest in corporate finance, incvestment research, accounting or related activities, have strong analytical skills and attention to detail, be able to multi-taask, and have strong Excel skills. Fluent English is a must as well and French and German a strong plus. Interested candidates can apply online through the Capital International website at referring to reference 8787BR. Capital only wants to receive application through their website.

PICTET & Cie is seeking a TAX SPECIALIST or BANKING OPERATIONS for their Geneva Headquarters. The professional to be recruited will advise diverse departments at the Bank concerning the tax implications of the different bank operations, such as tax law/regulations concerning savings, the tax implications of ‘qualified intermediary,’ recuperating withholding taxes, regulations concerning double taxation, stamp taxes, securities lending, and taxation at foreign offices. The professional to be recruited for this job opening must have a university degree in lay or economic sciences, a federal diploma in tax expertise, work experience in the domain, a solid understanding of the banking environment, mastery of I.T. tools (Excel, Word, etc.), and fluent English and French. (German is a plus). PICTET normally requires its employees to be domiciled in Geneva. Candidates interested in applying for this job opening should send their dossiers to Pictet & Cie, Gestion des Ressources Humaines, Reference FISC-OB/FR/PL, Route des Acacias 60, 1211 Geneva 73.

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