Michael Page Suisse

Comptabilité / Expertise comptable


Head of accounting H/F

15 novembre Canton de Vaud, Lausanne CDI

Our client is an international leader in pharmaceutical sector.

TEAM MANAGEMENTDevelop and manage a team of accountants that are providing high quality as per set timelines.Focuses on career development of direct reports by assigning and monitoring individual tasks, group projects and/or objectives and providing regular feedback.Identify and drive team goals in line with corporate goals.

ACCOUNTING / STATUTORY AUDITS / CORPORATE FILINGResponsible for timely and accurate production of monthly Balance Sheet and P&L in accordance with Group guidelines, as well as monthly Balance Sheet reconciliationsEnsure all group activities are properly recorded under US GAAP for all (Defined benefits, depreciation schedule, deferred taxes, FA, accruals ?)Responsible for accuracy, completeness and presentation of group set of books as well as statutory books for all entities under the responsibility.Responsible for the presentation of corporate and statutory set of books.Responsible for and coordinate interim and final audits with external Auditors.Together with the Corporate treasury department, in charge of the treasury function for the EU entities. Monitor local bank accounts for transfer of intercompany payments to US and other International entitiesResponsible for the computation and accuracy of the operating lease activities (transfer pricing, FA depreciation, impact on entity financial situation)Ensure that all VAT and Intrastat requirements are met on a timely manner (i.e. VAT declaration and reconciliation) for respective entities under the responsibilityFiling of all tax returns, on a timely basis, ensure proper and prompt reimbursement, as possible, through fiscal representation or other meansLead & participate to any audit conducted for the EU entity (e.g. internal Audit, VAT audit?)Provide detailed account analysis as requested by Finance Director, Accounting Manager and/or Corporate accounting, on a timely and accurate basis

Leading pharmaceutical company

Challenging role with responsibilities

Brevet Federal or CPA is required, with 8-10 years of work experience (out of which 4-5 years in a senior accounting role)Solid understanding of US GAAP, Swiss GAAP or IFRSRequired experience with Swiss and EU statutory, legal, social and Tax activitiesAttention to detail, organized and thorough, with desire for continuous improvementStrong analytical skillsAbility to prioritize and seamlessly manage a high volume of activities and requests from multiple sources in a time sensitive environment;Proven problem solving and analytical skills;Proven success in a demanding, fast paced and constantly evolving environment;Strong computer skills, in particular MS Excel, working knowledge of SAPFluent in English and French. Excellent knowledge of a third European language would be a plusAbility to communicate at highest level of management (French & English)

Package competitive