Accountant (work location Basel Switzerland)

Position Summary

For our fast-growing team in the EU/US, we are looking for an experienced hands-on, Accountant (work location Basel Switzerland) with a strong technical background in IFRS. The Accountant will report to the Director, Global Accounting & Finance and will play a critical role in driving/managing the monthly and quarterly close process to ensure a high quality, accurate and efficient monthly/quarterly close in compliance with IFRS.


  • Responsible for the timely and accurate monthly/quarterly closing process including preparation of all journal entries and monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all subsidiaries (currently 4) and investigating and resolving any variances.
  • Responsible for managing the month-end accrual process which requires a solid understanding of cutoffs and accruals.
  • Experience with with clinical trial, CMC, and R&D accruals/prepaids (CRO fees, investigator fees, lab fees and other vendor costs) a significant plus.
  • Ability to work closely with other departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of all accrued expenses.
  • Oversee and manage the procure to pay process from vendor creation to purchase order to invoice payment and processing of employee expense reports.
  • Responsible for managing questions/issues related to the ERP system (NetSuite) in conjunction with a third-party vendor.
  • Responsible for preparing and filing monthly/quarterly VAT and GST returns.
  • Assist with the review of payrolls for all subsidiaries.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures.
  • Support the external reporting process, coordinating with the external reporting team to ensure that key inputs are provided timely.
  • Support the independent auditors in their statutory reviews, quarterly IFRS reviews and annual IFRS audits including preparation of PBC’s (prepared by client schedules).
  • Assist with the resolution of significant matters resulting from audits.
  • Support SOX 404 General Accounting compliance including:
    • Internal control documentation (maintenance of narratives, control matrices/flowcharts)
    • When needed: walkthroughs and testing process in conjunction with a third-party consulting firm
    • When needed: SOX 404 audits, including preparation of PBC’s
  • Assist the Director, Global Accounting & Finance with treasury related tasks.
  • Special ad hoc projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field
  • CPA and CIFA (Certified International Financial Accountant) or CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant)
  • 5+ years of related accounting experience
  • Technical excellence in IFRS
  • Recognized professional accounting qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Industry experience
  • Significant experience with accruals
  • Experience with international payroll
  • Proficient with ERP systems, preferably NetSuite
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Possess excellent analytical, communication, decision making, human relations and organizational skills
  • Comprehensive hands-on experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other normal office software


If you are interested in this position please email our HR department with your resume and cover letter at: