Accountant / Assistence (approx. 60%) (m/f/d)

Are you seeking an exciting challenge in a dynamic software company with excellent work quality and high flexibility? Do you want to work in a small team and actively shape your environment? Then, you might be a perfect fit for us, both professionally and personally.

Our offices are in the heart of Basel near the train station SBB. Karakun currently employs 67 experts at four locations in Switzerland, Germany and India. We develop individual software solutions for our customers and advise them in all aspects of software engineering and user interface design. The development and distribution of innovative software products complete our portfolio.

For our back office team, we are looking for energetic support as of April but no later than June 2024, for 3-4 days per week by a person who will independently take over the following activities, as our current employee is retiring:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Invoicing, accounts receivable and accounts payable, dunning, payment transactions (CH/D)
  • Payment transactions (CH/D)
  • Preparation of VAT statements (CH/D in cooperation with our trustee)
  • Preparation of annual financial statements (e.g. accruals and deferrals)
  • Monthly payroll processing, including electronic transmission in the payroll reporting procedure (social insurance and withholding taxes) and processing of family allowances, maternity, paternity, EO, sickness and accident reports
  • Responsibility for and maintenance of personnel master data
  • General administrative tasks (correspondence, telephone, mail, reception)
  • Support of our other company locations (Germany and India) in the tasks mentioned above
  • Other interesting tasks in finance & controlling

You can expect an exceptional company culture characterized by a high level of transparency. Having fun at work is a major concern for us. We attach great importance to open and honest communication and offer many opportunities to help shape the company. We take enough time to train you.

What we expect from you

  • You have completed a commercial education and have several years of professional experience (e.g. in the fiduciary sector or as a sole accountant)
  • You know ERP systems (ideally Abacus)
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel and are curious to learn new tools
  • You are a reliable and committed team player
  • You can handle general administrative tasks effortlessly and support our employees in doing so
  • You communicate stylistically confident in German and have good English skills
  • You are an above-average organizational talent and have the ability to find your way in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.
  • You work precisely, structured, independently, and proactively


At Karakun we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, flexible annual working time, flat hierarchies, and short decision paths, we offer you further benefits, including:

Flexibility: Let us know if you want to skip the commute sometimes and prefer to hit your deadlines from home.

Freedom of choice: Manage your generous personal hardware and personal improvement budget yourself and choose the hardware, trainings and certification courses that work best for you.

Work-life balance: We know that only rested and relaxed people can develop their highest potential, which is why we grant you 30 days of vacation.

Family friendliness: Trust in our comfortable parental leave regulations and get paid while enjoying time with your newborn kids.

Location: On the days you are working at Basel office, get here quickly thanks to our highly accessible central location right outside Basel SBB train station.

Ownership: Having completed your first year with us, you are entitled to acquire company shares thereby directly profiting from our joint success.

Sports: Regularly stretch your legs and play soccer, go climbing or have a run with your colleagues during lunch breaks.

Social activities: Feel invited to meet up and socialize with your colleagues even after work, at the expense of the company.

Continuous Improvement: Let us know how you would improve Karakun, e.g. at our yearly Continuous Improvement Workshop where all employees discuss ways to become better and better.

Support: Discuss and plan your personal development with your Jour-fixe partner who will support you from day one.

Code Camp: Come with us twice a year to our retreat in the Swiss alps where we try out new ideas, methods and technologies.

Are you interested in joining us?

We look forward to receiving your complete application containing the following information and documents:

  • Letter of motivation containing job and work references
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest possible starting date
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