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Associate Director, Finance Solothurn Switzerland,  

Posted on : 07 May 2017

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External Posting TitleAssociate Director, Finance Job DescriptionThe Associate Director will be overseeing all Accounting and Finance activities at the Solothurn Manufacturing site, including Budgeting/Forecasting and the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting closes.In addition, this position will represent Finance on the Solothurn Senior Leadership Team and be a key strategic partner to the VP of European Manufacturing at the Solothurn site.The key responsibilities are as follows:• Responsible for site related long range planning, annual operating plan, periodic forecasts and monitoring/reporting ongoing business performance against budgets/forecasts. Identify and understand drivers of variances and risk factors to meeting goals and objectives, provide decision support and scenario analysis where appropriate.• Work closely with local project managers and the corporate accounting fixed assets group in overseeing the fixed asset and project accounting for the site. Ensure assets are placed into service in a timely manner and in accordance with Biogen Fixed Asset Policies.• Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting including but not limited to the following tasks:o Proper review, accounting and classification of costso As plant transitions from construction phase to manufacturing, work closely with inventory accounting group to ensure proper standard costs, inventory accounting and capitalizationo Submission of internal financial results per the Corporate Accounting calendar o Submission of statutory and tax filings are submitted to Swiss authorities before key deadlines.• Ensure a strong and effective internal control environment to minimize internal and external audit findings and to ensure that no material control weaknesses exist at the Solothurn site. Facilitate the timely completion of internal and external audits by ensuring that all SOX and audit requests are submitted within the agreed upon timeframe.• Ensure proper intercompany accounting and tax filing, including preparation of billings for work performed for other group companies• As a member of the Solothurn leadership team, provide value-added counsel and strategic guidance to the site GM and other key stakeholders. Positively influence stakeholders through a deep understanding of operational objectives, key performance measures and leading practices• Liaise with other functions as necessary in a matrix organization, these include but are not limited to international accounting, regional leadership and corporate headquarters.*LI-DEN1 LocationSolothurn, Switzerland Job CategoryGeneral & Administrative Requisition Number29977BR QualificationsThe ideal candidate hold a relevant degree combined with solid, hands-on experience from a manufacturing/operation environment, including:• Strong knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, including 10+ years of experience in a finance/accounting role supporting manufacturing operations.• At least 5 years prior experience supervising professional-level accounting staff.• High level of competency in Oracle Financials, MS Excel, Business Objects and Hyperion. EducationBachelor s Degree in Accounting (or equivalent) requiredCPA/Equivalent or MBA preferred About BiogenBiogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative and rare diseases. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world s oldest independent biotechnology companies. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for Alzheimer s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson s disease, spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathic pain amongst others.With more than 7,000 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "" email accounts. Job Segment: Biotech, Manager, Database, ERP, Financial, Science, Management, Technology, Finance


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