As a venture builder and growth equity investor, it is our people, our unique culture and way of working that unites us in growing ideas into companies and investing in promising startups. As the innovation engine of the Migros Group, we focus on the most relevant trends and opportunities for Migros and society at large within the fields of Food & Beverage, Fintech, Last-Mile, Digital Health, Sustainability & Circular Economy as well as Commerce & Shopping.

Both idealistic and pragmatic, we Sparrows are passionate and execution-driven entrepreneurs who are striving to make an impact. In our daily work, we love to tackle challenges, value collaboration and speed in execution and create an environment where no day is the same.

What to expect as a Junior Accountant & Controller

You will be part of the Finance Team at Sparrow Ventures. As a Junior Accountant & Controller you will play a key role in ensuring financial integrity and accuracy. In this role you will be responsible for handling the sub-ledgers and be a strong helping hand in the monthly closing and reporting process. You will also be in charge of maintaining and improving our BI tool and dashboards to ensure a clear view of the performance of our portfolio.

Your areas of responsibility include

  • You are responsible for our portfolio companies sub-ledgers
  • You will assist our startups to scale by handling the monthly billing process and payment receipt reconciliation
  • You are responsible for the preliminary review of our account payables, the account assignment and journal postings
  • You will support our Finance Manager in the monthly closing process and the reporting to our group organization (Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund)
  • You will help our Controlling Manager in maintaining our BI tool with its dashboards
  • Over time you will take over different reporting and controlling tasks

 What you bring to the table

  • Commercial education or a higher degree with specialization in accounting and controlling 
  • First professional experience in Accounting and Controlling
  • Analytical and solution-oriented thinking with attention to detail 
  • Excellent German and English writing and communication skills
  • Good IT user knowledge especially Excel, some application experience of Abacus and Power BI is advantageous 
  • Highly motivated personality with a can-do attitude who loves to work in a fast paced and continuously changing business environment
  • You love to work in a team and achieve goals together


Based in the heart of Zurich, we have flexible hours and a hybrid working culture topped up with regular team events and lunches.

We foster a no bullshit, down to earth, yet high caliber work environment where the best argument counts. Being highly dynamic and results driven, we have a “move fast and learn fast” culture, here for the fame and glory of what we have built. Most importantly, we have fun on the way.

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