Senior Accounting Director | Pharmaceutical Company | Switzerland

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Competitive salary and benefits
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Number
Line of Business
Accounting & Finance
Paul Jarrett

On behalf of our client, a leading pharmaceuticals company, we are seeking an experienced Accounting Director to develop a European Accounting function based in Switzerland.  Recent experience in Pharmaceuticals or life sciences is mandatory.  This is a key position for an ambitious finance professional who is motivated to contribute to the development of an accounting function whilst providing financial, and strategic direction to support the growth and vision of the company.

Senior Accounting Director Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop the existing accounting team to support the business functions.
  • Manage both local and US GAAP accounting across the region.
  • Liaise and manage service providers for accounting and payroll services.
  • Assist with the development of new legal entities.
  • Develop accounting policies, procedures, processes and systems.
  • Manage audits including internal, US and local GAAP and SOX reviews.
  • Assist with the procure to pay cycle.
  • Drive system and business practice improvements.


  • Mandatory recent experience in Pharmaceuticals or life sciences.
  • 10 to 20 years’ experience in accounting with a strong technical knowledge of US GAAP with a financial accounting background.
  • Proven relevant accounting experience at senior management level and experience in establishing and building an accounting function.
  • Experience with third party logistics, costing and transfer pricing.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills within financial accounting and an understanding of other business disciplines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. Autonomous, persistent and results orientated.
  • Degree in finance, business, or a related subject.
  • Expertise in SAP.
  • Eligible to work in Switzerland.

For further information and to register your interest in this opportunity, please click Apply Now or email your CV to Paul Jarrett at (job reference: 21769).