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IFRS Accounting Expert (80% - 100%)

Business Department:  Group Finance & Corporate Development

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 135 billion in assets under management and more than 1,800 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

To extend the technical IFRS function of the Group Accounting & Reporting team, we are looking for an experienced team member assuming the following responsibilities:


  • Assessment of application of IFRS to complex and new business transactions
  • Group-wide assessment of changes to IFRS accounting standards and implementation thereof
  • Development and maintenance of group-wide accounting manual in accordance with IFRS
  • Involvement in preparation of annual and interim financial statements and review for IFRS-compliance
  • Performing peer reviews and horizon scanning of financial statements and proposing areas for improvements
  • Preparing and holding internal IFRS technical trainings and workshops at all levels of the company
  • Drafting of technical responses to queries from financial regulatory and supervisory bodies
  • Commenting on select exposure drafts from standard setters with significant impact on our industry


What we expect

To qualify for this role, we are looking for a candidate meeting the following criteria:


  • University/higher education degree and qualification as Certified Public Accountant (CPA or equivalent)
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the area of audit and assurance or IFRS advisory services, of which ideally at least 5 years of relevant experience in an IFRS technical office or IFRS accounting advisory function, and preferably with one of the Big-4 Accounting Firms
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solver, analytical and structured thinker
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment and under time pressure as required by projects' schedule
  • Knowledge of upcoming ESG reporting requirements is an advantage
  • Fluency in English language is required, German language skills and experience in a global environment would be a plus


What we offer

Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, pace, and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the very best talent by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded.  We offer a fantastic opportunity for you to grow:


  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • 25 vacation days and Zug public holidays annually
  • One-month sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Lunch stipend
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities

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