Financial Analyst - Cost Accounting

110,000-120,000 CHF bonus + hybrid working (3/2)
Posted 4 weeks ago
Job ID: 7462

Job Description

Our client in the life sciences sector is actively seeking a detail-oriented Financial Analyst to bolster its global FP&A team.

Embedded in a culture that celebrates focus, accountability, and dedication, this role offers the chance to work in a customer-centric and multi-cultural setting, interact with strategic leaders, and progress in an international organisation.

The main responsibilities of the Financial Analyst - Cost Accounting are:

  • Cost management excellence: Drive the budgeting and forecasting cycles with a sharp eye on cost control, collaborating with managers to produce detailed plans that reinforce fiscal discipline and operational growth

  • Analytical vigilance: Perform in-depth monthly variance analysis, focusing on cost deviations, and furnish executive management with insightful presentations that unravel financial trends and operational cost drivers

  • Margin analysis and optimisation: Work closely with business partners to dissect and optimise margins, delivering variance analysis from revenue through to manufacturing and operational expenditures, ensuring alignment with profitability targets

  • Strategic cost control support: Empower business partners with financial strategies aimed at reinforcing cost efficiency across product lines, services, and long-term financial planning, assisting with margin expansion and productivity initiatives

  • Process improvement and reporting: Elevate the FP&A function by enhancing reporting mechanisms, responding to business queries with accuracy, and driving process optimisation initiatives within the financial domain

Candidate profile:

  • Educational foundation: A master's degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, or a related discipline - Accounting qualification preferred

  • Professional experience: Good level of experience in Accounting or FP&A, with experience in Manufacturing Cost Accounting, preferably with exposure to a LEAN environment

  • Analytical skills: Robust analytical and problem-solving competencies, complemented by a high degree of precision

  • Regulatory proficiency: Well-versed in US GAAP and/or IFRS with the capacity to demystify complex principles for diverse stakeholders

  • Technical mastery: Exceptional abilities in MS Excel, SAP, and familiarity with Accounting or planning software are critical - Power BI knowledge is advantageous

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