Head of Finance, Switzerland

Baar
05 May | Executive po­si­tion | 100%

Head of Finance, Switzerland

Job Description

For our Swiss Affiliate, based in our beautiful offices in Baar, we are recruiting for our next 

 

Head of Finance, Switzerland 

 

About This Role

In this position, you will be a key member of the Swiss Affiliate management team and a key contributor for the international Finance team. You will own and oversee all aspects of local Finance, business operations and business services and be responsible for financial planning/monitoring. The incumbent will act as a strong Finance Business Partner for local and international management, lead monthly/ quarterly reviews as well as planning cycles, assure timely and accurate compliance to local laws and regulations.

 

What You’ll Do


  • Provide rigorous and incisive analysis of revenue and its components, Operating Expenses drivers, margins/ratios and profit/contribution to drive improved performance

  • Monitor ongoing business performance against budgets/forecasts/KPI’s. Report on reasons for variances, advising local management on any appropriate action.

  • Ensure that all procedures are in compliance with Corporate policies, local laws, US GAAP and SOX, as well as local statutory GAAP, fiscal rules and payroll.

  • Responsible for in-time preparation and audit of the Financial Statement and Corporate Income Tax Return.

  • Oversee all aspects of financial and resource planning, including the development of long range plans, annual budgets, and quarterly/monthly forecasts through close coordination with local management and international finance teams

  • Lead financial reviews and play a key role in other business reviews and Annual Operating Plan

  • Active member of Affiliate Leadership Team advising on affiliate business and performance and contributing to identifying organizational opportunities and effectively addressing risks.

  • Local responsible person for Facilities through dotted line reporting of the local Office Manager as well as for Business Services

  • Develop and promote talent, organize succession planning and ensure that team member has a meaningful development plan

 

Who You Are

As the role will have a significant impact on the local business, you have the appropriate technical skills and experience to immediately drive local Finance´s excellence. You think and act like an entrepreneur and your striving for continous improvement and performance. You´re empathic and you can easily build, maintain and profit from strong relationships with your key stakeholders. You have a positive, “can do” mentality able to influence teams within and outside Finance, overcome barriers to execution and drive excellent results.

Qualifications

Required Skills


  • Master’s degree in business, economics, or finance and/or CPA/Chartered Accountant MBA or similar preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of US GAAP experience, preferred within pharmaceutical industry

  • Strategic mindset, to support leadership in long term transformation journeys

  • Ability to identify “weak signals” and underlying trends, to be then transformed into action plans to capture opportunities or mitigate risks

  • Proven ability to execute strategic projects/tasks AND financial/operational planning/accounting tasks

  • Strong accounting, controls, compliance, statutory experience as well as strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Legal/contracting and payroll environment and execution knowledge

  • Hyperion Essbase (or similar system) knowledge. Moderate/advanced

  • Powerpoint skills required

  • Fluent in English and local language

Additional Information

About This Role

In this position, you will be a key member of the Swiss Affiliate management team and a key contributor for the international Finance team. You will own and oversee all aspects of local Finance, business operations and business services and be responsible for financial planning/monitoring. The incumbent will act as a strong Finance Business Partner for local and international management, lead monthly/ quarterly reviews as well as planning cycles, assure timely and accurate compliance to local laws and regulations.