Role details

Business Controller - Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Geneva   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • FP&A - Business Controller
  • Pharma / Biotech

About Our Client

Our client is a fast paced company international developer and distributor of pharmaceuticals products and devices.

With a high growth context in EMEA, we are currently recruiting a Business Controller - Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to strenghten the existing regional team.

Job Description

  • Performs monthly reporting of actual results vs. target / latest forecast and reports on significant variances in conjunction with local finance leaders and the HQ senior team, including the Regional CFO,

  • Perform analysis, financial planning and provide recommendations to senior management to achieve strategic goals, including Opex and Capex,

  • Supports Functions Regional Leaders as a Finance partner to improve financial awareness, cost control and implementation of corrective actions,

  • Key business partner in setting up / maintaining Cost Center structure, in line with Company policies and partnering with Accounting Team,

  • Ensure Finance IT platforms are aligned with key finance submission deadlines and supporting reporting needs,

  • Lead IT/IS improvement projects to support finance needs. Partner up with IT Head and external consultants,

  • Pro-actively support / manage key forecasting cycle and processes in EMEA, across countries and support Functions,

  • Participates in month-end close and reporting activities with the Accounting Team,

  • Perform additional analysis or ad-hoc projections to alert management on business trends, assist with decisions, or outline risks and opportunities,

  • Monitor overall status, financial progress, and milestones of major investments and initiatives,

  • Proactively implement ways to improve accuracy of financial projections or analyses, provide early warning to revenue or spending deviations, alert management to business trends,

  • Recommends solutions for business/process/technical/analytical issues that arise in every day work challenges current methods to improve accuracy/efficiency,

  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and procedures

The Successful Applicant

BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or related field,

5-8 years of relevant experience in Finance, Forecasting or Analytics,

Experience in major IT platform projects,

Experience of delivering insightful point of view from data and ability to present analysis, information and reporting's in a clear and logical way,

Ability to thrive in matrix environment (Countries, Function, Legal entities), coordinate financial flows and coordinate across Teams,

Excellent technical and analytical skills in finance, forecasting, financial analysis and budgeting and an understanding of business disciplines in order to develop, analyze and interpret financial data,

Excellent communication skills, ability to work well with all levels and departments within the company,

Ability to multi-task & handle several priorities simultaneously,

Proficient at efficiently manipulating large data sets, hand-on approach and ability to work in a "Lean" finance environment,

Previous Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry experience would be a great asset.

What's on Offer

Business Controller - FP&A Manager - fast-paced environment

Exciting international development and exposure to both Commercial and Functions

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