Connecting the best people with world leading companies

Plant Finance Controller

Sector Location Job type Salary
150.000 CHF
Date added
19 October, 2022

Job Description

On behalf of our growing international client, we are seeking a Plant Finance Controller.


This role is of paramount importance to the ongoing success of a new plant and includes strategic involvement in an SAP 4 HANA implementation.


Plant Finance Controller?€?, Switzerland


It is pivotal to the success of the business and, as such, requires the highest standard of dedication and work.


The main duties of the Plant Finance Controller?€?:

  • Ownership and delivery of all plant financial performance - standard costs, cost improvements, hourly rate
  • Analysis and tracking of material costs, asset management and transfer
  • Budget planning, forecasting, variance analysis plant P&L and B/S
  • Ensuring the delivery of the correct data and statutory earnings statement in conjunction with the legal entity controller
  • Ownership of move from Excel to SAP 4 HANA manufacturing module
  • Cost centre control - cost centre accounting, cost accounting, cost savings review and tracking
  • KPI tracking and reporting (balanced scorecard), permanent financial analysis and corrective actions
  • First contact for audits, including SOX and policy standards
  • Business partner for all departments
  • Coaching, site performance analysis, inventory controls development
  • Strategic delivery versus all company objectives


The skills and experience required for this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Cost Accounting experience - significant exposure to manufacturing accounting in a life science/biotech/fine chemicals business
  • SAP 4 HANA BW - Hyperion an advantage
  • US GAAP and controls environment awareness
  • Ability to prioritise and complete multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Prior experience of plant set-up a significant advantage
  • Excel
  • English and another European language
  • Minimal travel