Junior Accountant

Company Description

lastminute.com is the European Travel Tech leader in Dynamic Holiday Packages. It operates a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Volagratis, Rumbo, weg.de, Bravofly, Jetcost and Hotelscan. 

Our mission is to lead the travel industry by leveraging technology to simplify, personalise, and enhance our customers’ travel experience. Experts in brightening up online travel, we help our customers find and do "whatever makes them pink". 

We continuously invest in talented people who ensure our offering is closer to the needs of the customers and keep us at the cutting edge of technology evolution. More than 1,700 employees spread across our offices worldwide develop our own products and services to power the entire traveller journey for millions of people.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

lastminute.com N.V. is a publicly-traded company listed under the ticker symbol LMN on the SIX Swiss Exchange. 

Job Description

lastminute.com is looking for a Junior Accountant for its Accountancy team based in Chiasso.

The person, reporting to the Swiss Finance Manager, will contribute to the accounting closing of the different Swiss, Italian and UK entities of the Group and will oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying the financial transactions.

Key Responsibilities

●     Reconciliation of general ledger accounts and other GL accounts

●     Perform accounting analyses and reporting to support decision-making purposes.

●     Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

●     Maintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedules

●     Support month-end and year-end closing process

●     Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

●     Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

●     Liaise with the Finance Manager to improve financial procedures

●     Support the finance manager in the preparation of the several  annual statutory financial statements

●     Assure tax compliance and respect of tax deadlines

●     Assist with tax audits and tax returns

●     Interact with internal and external auditors



●     Certificate or Degree in Accounting/Business/Economics or in a similar field

●     At least 2-3 years in a similar role and/or in an audit firm

●     Fluency in English and Italian

●     Good Office knowledge


●     Experience in travel agency accounting and tax legislation

●     Experience with Microsoft Navision (NAV) ERP software

●     Experience in one of the big4 audit firms will be considered a plus


●     Excellent organizational skills

●     Strong commitment to meeting the deadlines

●     Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail

●     Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

●     Ability to work in a team and to communicate at all levels of the organization and with colleagues of other Countries

●     Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under time pressure

●     Cross-cultural sensitivity, self-motivated and used to working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

Additional Information

What we offer

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Welfare platform (Corporate Benefits) where you will find dedicated discounts with more than 1500 partners