Intuitive Surgical Careers

Junior Accountant

Vaud, Switzerland

Job Description

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Switzerland-Vaud-Aubonne-
Schedule: Full-time


Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Function of Position:


  • Check, book and reconcile accounts payable records,
  • Use SAP to input data, generate reports, respond to inquiries and reconcile accounts,
  • Liaise with Senior accountants and FP&A Analyst to meet management accounting/analytical requirements,
  • Be recognized as a “local” expert in AP accounting.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Ensure all invoices and expense reports comply to company guidelines and procedures,
  • Responsible of verifying the appropriateness of invoice coding in SAP,
  • Preparation of payment (checks, wire transfers) and complete bank reconciliations,
  • Follow through on all needed accruals, liaise with vendors when needed,
  • Provide standard required information to the externalized accounting offices in Europe for processing of local invoices,
  • Participate to the monthly closing activities (petty cash, VAT reconciliation data input, AP matrix, bank reconciliations),
  • Provide support to both Senior Accountants and the Accounting Manager as needed: Information requests and analysis (Fixed assets, freights, VAT, etc.),
  • Open to learn and perform tasks from other colleagues, act as a back-up.


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Successful experience of 2 to 3 years within an accounting department,
  • Commercial degree (maturité commerciale ou CFC employé de commerce),
  • Open-minded to an international, growing, and fast changing environment,
  • Multi-cultural and absolutely fluent in English and French. Knowledge of one other European language (such as Portuguese or German) would be a plus,
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with external provider,
  • Good knowledge of major integrated systems, knowledge of SAP is preferred,
  • Good skills on Excel applications,
  • Team player.