Associate Director Corporate Accounting (m/w/d)

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Visp
United Kingdom, Manchester
United Kingdom, Slough
United States, Morristown (New Jersey)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza is looking for an Associate Director Corporate Accounting. The job holder is managing, maintaining and supporting the simplification and standardization of the global chart of accounts. Additionally, he/she will play an active role in driving compliance to the global account reconciliation policy by ensuring that the supporting documentation is in line with global standards

Key responsibilities:

  • Approve General Ledger account creation and extension in alignment with global standards; liaise with Global Masterdata team

  • Analyze account usage and propose actions for simplification and master data standardization of general ledger accounts

  • Support analysis of internal/external leading practices and benchmarks in SAP Financial Accounting

  • Support development of global accounting guidelines including proper account usage for key processes

  • Manage Chart of Account Dashboard and track data quality

  • Review reconciliation supporting documentation for compliance and ensure alignment with reconciliation standards

  • Support review SAP FI Blueprint for CoA setup (ie. Migration/expansion into SAP

Key requirements:

  • Solid experience with professional accounting in an international environment

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with focus on accounting; CPA preferred

  • Strong operational finance process knowledge ; IFRS knowledge preferable

  • Knowledge of  SAP FI and interfaces to sub ledgers and supporting modules (AM, MM, SD, PP, PS, CO)

  • Experience creating accounting memos and process documentation

  • Strong presentation and communication skills; summarize complex matters in a clear, concise, accurate, and unambiguous way

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R44587