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Group Controller

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We are currently looking for a Group Controller. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and managing the accounting, budgeting, planning and forecasting department.


As a Group Controller, you will the following main responsibilities:

Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting financial package including P&L, Balance sheet, Cash flow, Dashboard, and Performance reporting.


  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations withing the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions with the support of our Senior Accountant;
  • Prepare the IFRS reporting and the Annual Report;
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company;
  • Control the integrity of financial data;


Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting

  • Build and lead annual budget, the short- and mid-term planning, top line evolution and investment opportunities ensuring compliance to company strategy and financial guidance
  • Monitor budget, coordinate monthly exercise to early identification of deviation vs budget and understand/explain main differences
  • Proactively escalate any budget and timeline concerns, risks and issues that may impact the project and engages appropriate representatives to manage outcomes


Tax, Grant, ESG and M&A project

  • Assist the CFO and the management in providing support in areas: Financial Planning, Financial Position, Tax, Grants, ESG reporting and M&A projects
  • Coordinate ad hoc analysis, business cases and provide assessment to facilitate decision making, ERP and Financial Systems
  • Assist the CFO in designing automated solutions for recurrent reporting including setup of workflows for A&P and A&R;
  • Integrate financial & non-financial data together in order to support business decisions.



  • You hold a University Degree in Finance or Business Administration, or an Engineering degree with an additional Master in Finance
  • You have 5 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • You are a finance specialist (IFRS, Tax) with project management skills
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical environment is considered a plus
  • You have excellent analytical skills and have the ability to summarize big amounts of information into concise and structured presentations
  • You have knowledge and experience of the IFRS norms
  • You are able to challenge the business in a diplomatic but decisive way
  • You are structured an highly organized with a pro-active, hands-on attitude;
  • You have proven experience in developing and implementing novel technological solutions and processes
  • You have the ability to influence others with or without authority at all levels of the organization and work cross-functionally
  • You have excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills in English.



  • Flexibility to work in a continuously changing start-up environment
  • High ethical standards with demonstrated experience handling highly sensitive information
  • Be flexible and have a strong team player attitude with the ability to motivate and to inject energy into the project teams
  • People-centric professional with excellent attention to detail and capable of working in a structured way
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative and trust enabling working style for building partnerships among key stakeholders
  • Have the adaptability, flexibility, independence and resourcefulness to roll-up-sleeves and multi-task to thrive in a growing environment
  • Enjoy investigating and digging deeper to find answers/solutions
  • Have affinity for legal proceedings and its rules and deadlines
  • Show respect for individuals and cultural difference across different countries
  • Demonstrate efficient utilization of time and resources
  • Be proactive and result-oriented with a focus on business.


Executive search


Minimum 5 years


Higher Education




Pharmaceutical industry



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