80% Accounts Payable Specialist until year-end (with possibility for extension)


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 will 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 800 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


For our Finance Accounts Payable team we are seeking a motivated Accounts Payable Specialist on a temporary basis and 80% set-up until end of 2022 (with possibility for further extension). 




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.


Job Responsibilities


  • Processes 3-way match (possible 2-way match) invoices, non-PO-backed and all incoming invoices.
    • Reconciles PO-backed invoices with PO’s
    • Codes non-PO backed invoices
    • Books direct procurement invoices, candidates and congress attendees’ forms
  • 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
    • Extract information and data for the analysis of accounts, consolidate information and prepare spreadsheets
    • Provide periodic reports and reconciliation supporting schedules as directed from time to time
    • Assist in preparing monthly accounting schedules and reports in line with audit requirements
  • Assumes ownership of assigned internal controls and promote best practice Internal controls to be built into, not onto, business processes

Candidate’s Requirements


  • Commercial apprenticeship (KV, Handelsschule) or equivalent; 
  • Certification as Accounting Clerk (“Sachbearbeiter Rechnungswesen”) a plus
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in an accounting department (developed appropriate functional/technical/soft skills)
  • Knowledge of SAP, MS Office and Coupa  is an advantage
  • Strong numeracy, analytical skills, must be detail oriented/attention to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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), French would be an asset
  • 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

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 3340



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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