Lead Accountant


Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Budapest, HU, H-1103

Company: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.





Wizz Air, the fastest growing European low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 145 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 10.2 million passengers in the financial year ending 31 March 2021. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world's top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, and a most sustainable company in the airline industry in 2021 by World Finance Magazine.


JOB TITLE: Lead Accountant 

BASE: Budapest  



Lead Accountant


Wizz Air is Europe’s greenest and fastest-growing airline and has an enthusiastic team of nearly 4,500 professionals servicing its passengers. Wizz Air aspires to increase its business size 2.5x in the next 5 years, growing to a market cap of 15 billion GBP. 

Wizz Air is looking for a Lead AccountantThe Lead Accountant will report to the Head of Accounting.  The Accounting team at Wizz Air has fully outsourced transactional accounting and as such is providing value-added services only to the Group.


What we offer: 

  • Real operational HQ accounting and reporting experience
  • Dynamic, multinational environment
  • The dedicated and inspiring team, striving for excellence attitude 
  • Development of solid business acumen for your professional growth
  • Comprehensive, end to end processes oversight
  • Exposure to the C-suite management
  • Competitive compensation, carrier advancement, internal talent management and development program opportunity (Wizz Academy)


Do you have at least 2 years of accounting experience and looking for a long-term career opportunity at a rapidly developing, energetic and cool company? Would you like to work at the headquarter of Wizz Air and be part of its exceptional growth story? Do you want to make an impact and work in a dynamic, multinational and diverse work environment?

If your answer is YES, do not hesitate to read the below description and apply for the job!



Your key responsibilities will be:


  • Under direct guidance prepares, supports, and processes financial data using various accounting systems in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner
  • Under minimal guidance, independently supports moderately complex accounting and financial analysis
  • Keep up to date with accounting principle developments and regulatory accounting developments in order to ensure the optimization of best practice
  • Daily accounting duties including the management of vendor master records, travel & expenditure reports, collections, corporate credit card reconciliations, balance sheet schedules, and working with payroll
  • Reconcile and analyze the accounting and reporting of major subsidiaries
  • Complete various ad hoc accounting initiatives as assigned by management
  • Support Accounting Managers in preparing deliverables, reports & presentations to Senior Leadership
  • Develop the ability to see patterns or trends in processes, including key accounting estimates, and identify opportunities for standardization and optimization
  • Oversee and manage accounting staff
  • Set standards of excellence in Corporate Accounting's General Ledger work products, provide necessary training and hold staff accountable for adherence
  • Support external and internal audits
  • Provide guidance to other staff as appropriate, supporting transfer and retention of knowledge and enabling others to work efficiently and effectively




  • Bachelor's and Master's Degree in economics, finance or accounting
  • International accountancy license or qualification (ACCA, CIMA, etc) is an advantage
  • 2+ years’ work experience in a similar area, preferably at a multinational company
  • Good Excel knowledge
  • Firm understanding of key accounting concepts, particularly IFRS
  • Strong interpersonal skills, thinking/problem solving and communication
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluent English
  • Place of work: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. Laurus Offices


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