Senior Accountant (Swiss chartered)

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Visp

Senior Accountant (Swiss chartered)

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensures the correct set-up for the internal and external reporting for various Swiss legal entities. This requires a very good knowledge of the accounting system SAP.
  • Perform accounting activities for all Swiss legal entities, including month-end and year-end closing
  • Coordination of financial reporting and statutory reporting for Lonza AG
  • Coordination Internal Control System for all Swiss entities
  • Strong communication and collaboration with Manchester SSC, Tax team, Corporate, Controlling teams and others as appropriate

Key requirements:

  • Master, Diploma Preferred area of study:  Business Administration with certification (CPA or similar)
  • Minimum of seven years of accounting/finance/business service experience in a multinational environment preferable in the Life Science industry
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, IFRS
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent English and German

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: R44904