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Head of Group Controlling

Sector Location Job type Salary
c. 140000-160000 CHF plus bonuses
Date added
4 August, 2021

Job Description

For my client, a business in the Life Sciences sector, we are looking to recruit a Head of Group Controlling, with a strong focus on financial planning and business partnering with group operational functions, including Manufacturing and R&D.


Head of Group Controlling, Basel, Switzerland


This could be a great development opportunity for an ambitious individual who is looking to take the next step up in their career.


You will lead a small team and be heavily involved in a range of strategic projects, with an immediate focus on the budget and mid-term planning process.


As Head of Group Controlling, your role will include:

  • Responsibility for the budget, forecast and mid-term financial planning processes at group level.
  • Support at a local level the development of budgets and consolidation across the group.
  • Monthly management reporting, including analysis of variance between budget and actuals, and ad hoc analyses.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reporting under IFRS.
  • Support the Accounting team to produce the annual financial statement.
  • Manage a broad range of projects in the Controlling area, such as process and systems improvements, and development of product costing methodology.
  • Support the group globally with regards to queries relating to Controlling and financial planning topics.


Skills required:

  • Minimum degree level qualification in Finance or related subject.
  • Strong background in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Good knowledge of Group Controlling, budgeting and financial planning.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills. Prior experience managing a team would be beneficial, but not essential.
  • Good knowledge of IFRS.
  • Fluency in English is essential. A good level of German would also be advantageous.
  • Good commercial acumen.


If you are interested in applying for this Head of Group Controlling role please register your interest using the link below,  send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.