Entity Controller

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  5. Basel
  6. Healthcare & Life Sciences


Entity Controller, Finance, Accounting, Entity Accounting, SAP, US GAAP, GL

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On behalf of our client, an international healthcare company based in Switzerland, Swisslinx is looking for an Entity Controller. This is a contract for 4 months with a great opportunity to bring your proven knowledge and expertise to an organization that offers a dynamic working environment.

- Start date: As soon as possible (latest in October)
- Duration: 4 months
- Workload: 100%
- Mostly remote work (based in Switzerland)

Your mission:

Coordinate the accounting process and lead activities for selective European (non-Swiss) entities jointly with company’s 3rd party service providers. This includes (but is not limited to):

- Ensure GL accuracy and completeness
- Support the monthly financial close process, ensuring all transactions are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation
- Prepare the quarterly closing calendar showing main cut-off and deliverables to ensure smooth and timely closings
- Track closing activities on a collaborative checklist to better coordinate accounting tasks within EU Finance Team members
- Lead execution of technical and complex SAP transactions during closing period such as tangible/intangible amortization and FX revaluation
- Ensure all payroll data prepared by outsourcing partner/Payroll Teams are accurately booked in SAP
- Supervise the closing package preparation with all components required from a compliance standpoint
- Review and analyze open items and balances in the financial records for accuracy and appropriate support, providing meaningful insights to Management and internal/external auditors
- Ensure that any manual Journal Entries are properly recorded with supporting backup in the accounting system, and align as applicable with Management, Corporate and FP&A on any adjustments needed
- Oversee the reconciliation between our US GAAP and Local GAAP ledgers, and understand the statutory adjustments and other local requirements that lead to our final Statutory Financial Statement
- Stay tuned with all changes ongoing in the organization, and provide appropriate guidance to Business and other stakeholders on accounting processes and best practices

- Support Finance Projects, such as new legal entity setup:

- Keep under control the new entities setup, by ensuring an accurate payroll integration with our third-party provider, opening required accesses to our tools and systems, coordinating with Treasury Team for bank account creation and fundings, making sure best practices and standards are considered and implemented to facilitate daily business and entity management. Improve our working instructions to facilitate knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer to our backup
- In collaboration with the Tax departments, coordinate and review direct and indirect tax declarations prepared by outsourcing partner
- Lead the preparation of statutory accounts for selective (non-Swiss) European entities, ensuring appropriate communication and coordination of activities with Legal and Tax departments too
- Act as primary and main point of contact for our auditors (EY) for legal entities assigned
- Support business partners with all practical aspects of the Procure to Pay cycle to be in line with company's best practices
- Manage the relationship with the local accounting outsourcing partner to ensure that reporting deliverables are provided on time and accurately, keep their billing process in line with our P2P policies
- Deal with MBC/EBS Treasury issues in SAP, and maintain good and strong relationships with Treasury team and our banks
- Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes
- Share best practices and provide operational assistance on Accounting and SAP questions
- Support the execution of assigned SOX controls in a timely manner
- Perform operational treasury tasks as needed such as fundings, IC settlement and capital injection
- Co-ordinate, in markets where applicable, the accounting of our third-party logistics partner interacting with FP&A and Inventory Costing stakeholders as appropriate

Your profile:

- Accounting/Business/Finance Bachelor degree
- Minimum 6 years of experience in a multinational finance environment (Big 4 and/or healthcare experience a plus)
- Desire to work in a fast paced, changing (currently unstructured) environment
- Excellent communication skills combined with cultural sensitivity
- Excellent spoken/written English – any other languages a plus
- SAP (S/4 Hana preferred), Excel, Power BI, Concur, Workday, online banking

For further information or to apply, please do not hesitate to contact Alina Peeva, Senior Recruiter: alina.peeva@swisslinx.com or press "Apply now" below:

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