Consolidation & Accounting Specialist


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, 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 will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, 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 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.



Job Responsibilities

The Consolidation & Accounting Specialist performs the consolidation and is responsible to support quarterly reporting. This role supports bookkeeping and reporting for headquarter (partially) and a defined number of Idorsia entities. Besides being the first level support of all daily accounting matters, you ensure accurate month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closings.

  • Supports affiliate Finance Managers in accounting and reporting
  • Maintains and updates Group Accounts Descriptions
  • Prepares consolidation journal entries, eliminates intercompany transactions, and consolidated divisional and subsidiary financial accounts on a timely and accurate basis for inclusion in internal and external financial statements and reporting
  • Define and set up Group analytical reporting structure such as Group Chart of Accounts, maintains and updates Group Accounts Descriptions
  • Support in the implementation of new accounting standards and other business-specific accounting transaction in the Group’s accounting and reporting systems
  • Support affiliate Finance Managers and HQ controllers on corrective measures
  • Prepares, records, analyses and reports accounting transactions of IPL and certain other smaller Idorsia companies
  • Supports various General ledger bookings and reconciliations for IPL and certain other smaller Idorsia companies
  • Supports in VAT accounting and VAT reconciliation
  • Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes for the respective entities
  • Monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting in SAP Group Reporting for the respective entities
  • Performs complex journal entries for HQ entities
  • Supports in ERP and consolidation developments and ICFR documentation updates
  • Support Director Finance HQ and External Reporting in application and implementation of new accounting standards and complex or unusual accounting transactions
  • Ensure the compliance with and implementation of Idorsia and applicable regulatory guidelines and control standards
  • Foster development of compliance and audit awareness/participation and promote cross-functional communications
  • Assume ownership of assigned internal controls and promote best practice Internal controls to be built into, not onto, business processes


Candidate’s Requirements

  • University degree (Master/Bachelor) in Accounting/Finance and Controlling
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling
  • At least 6 years professional experience of which at least 4 years in a group finance department or over 2 years of experience in consulting and audit business
  • Excellent knowledge of statutory and intercompany relations and its effect within the consolidation of legal entities – knowing how to consolidate a complex affiliate structure and complex accounting transactions
  • Knowledge of US-GAAP and its interpretation
  • Knowledge of “local” statutory accounting and its application
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry would be an asset
  • Good experience with consolidation software and finance related IT tools as well as its implementation, ideally SAP BCS or SAP Group Reporting
  • Used to work with integrated ERP systems and management reporting tools
  • Understanding of audit work and documentation requirements in consistently changing economic environment and accounting requirements
  • Knowledge of Internal Control Framework, SOX404 requirements is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate with external and internal partners 
  • Clear sense of priorities, meeting deadlines and timely planning of recurring tasks and closing requirements
  • Autonomous working-style
  • Ability to account for complex transactions (IP R&D, leasing, contingencies, pension, F(x) etc.)
  • Fluent in English; German and French is an asset


What Idorsia offers

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


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Corporate Functions

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type:  Permanent

Job ID: 1233



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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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