Accounts Payable Specialist (80%)


Basel, BS, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.
In order to achieve this, we want to develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, with a strong scientific core.
Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.
Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Job Responsibilities

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible to perform clerical and financial administrative tasks in order to ensure sound and accurate financial procedures.  The main task is to record the incoming invoices in the A/P ledger and prepare the payment run.

  • Processes 3-way match invoices, non-PO-backed and all incoming invoices
  • Checks correctness and validates the employee expenses requests for payment
  • Prepares the payment run, process remittance information
  • Maintains A/P sub-ledgers, database, makes sure appropriate documentation is available
  • Receives, researches and resolves a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons
  • Reconciles accounts by identifying errors in posting or omission applying
  • Contributes towards financial reporting requirements as directed by Accountant
  • Assumes ownership of assigned internal controls

Candidate’s Requirements


  • Commercial education  (Kaufmännische Berufsbildung, “Handelsschule” or similar)
  • Degree in accounting (“Sachbearbeiter Rechnungswesen” or similar)
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in an accounting department
  • Knowledge of SAP, MS Office and Coupa  is an advantage
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Ability to solve issues
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow up on pending issues
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to take ownership of workload and work with a sense of urgency
  • Good knowledge of English and German (written and oral)
  • Open to change and willing to learn new skills

What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Allschwil – Basel Area

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Corp. Finance

Schedule: Part Time (80%)

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 3547


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.
We encourage all potential candidates with diverse backgrounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability to submit their job applications. All applicants will receive consideration.
We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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