Head of Compliance / Head of Internal Audit, Finance & Controlling Job at Porterhouse Group AG in Luzern, LU

Job Description

Porterhouse Group AG is an international holding company based in Lucerne, Switzerland, which follows the principles of a long-term oriented family business. Our goal is to acquire majority positions in innovative companies that serve basic humans needs. As committed long-term shareholders we accompany them in their entrepreneurial development.

At the moment, Porterhouse is primarily focusing on the healthcare industries and is generating through its portfolio companies above EUR 500m in revenues with more than 5’000 employees globally. The company is actively looking at opportunities to acquire additional strategic platform companies and is also pursuing inorganic growth opportunities through the existing platform companies.

Against this background and the corresponding compliance challenges, we are looking for a Head of International Compliance / Head of Internal Audit, Finance & Controlling (m/f/d) to join our young and dynamic team, located in the heart of Lucerne, on a full-time basis with immediate effect.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with governmental regulations, in particular relating to tax, reporting as well as banking and finance in the EU and Anglo-Saxon countries
  • Managing banking relationships
  • Independent candidate-led internal auditing according to US-GAAP and IFRS
  • Advising on international tax matters
  • Strategic and operational risk management and implementation of relevant measures
  • Financial accounting and consolidations of financial reporting systems incl. establishing and approving financial accounts, supervision of financial statements according to US-GAAP and IFRS accounting principles
  • Budgeting and reporting on multi-jurisdiction entities
  • International investment fund structures and fund due diligence with respect to local and international regulation

Your skills:

  • Intimate knowledge of the following regulations: UBO (ultimate beneficial owner) registers worldwide, including the EU, CRS (Common Reporting Standards), BEPS (Base erosion profit shifting), DAC-6 (Directive on administrative cooperation), FATCA (foreign account tax compliance act), FBAR (foreign bank account reporting) and other relevant regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of off-shore jurisdictions with respect to financial accounting principles and guidelines, tax and compliance requirements for limited corporations, limited partnerships, American and other trusts and other legal entities
  • Experience in managing banking relationships with intimate knowledge of banking regulations, KYC (know your customer) rules and AML (anti-money laundering)
  • Experience in setting up consolidated financial reporting systems, good governance practices and controls in complex structures and across multiple jurisdictions
  • 10-15 years of experience in management positions in finance and compliance, of which at least 5 years working and living in the US or Anglo-Saxon countries
  • International finance, tax and accounting qualifications / master’s degree level (CH-GAAP not relevant)
  • Fluent in English (native level), German (preferred)
  • Role requires business travel within Europe & rest of World (approx. 40%)

Your contact:

We look forward to receiving your complete online application with a letter of motivation, CV and references.

Please indicate the next possible starting date.

Reference ID: Head of Compliance / Head of Internal Audit, Finance & Controlling

Expected start date: 01/04/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Company phone
  • Free drinks
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • Free parking
  • Insurance services
  • Long-term profit-sharing plan


Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

About Company

Company: Porterhouse Group AG

Company Location:  Luzern, LU

About Porterhouse Group AG