Head of Group Accounting (IFRS)

Corden Pharma International Switzerland, Basel
CPI Basel, CH

Corden Pharma International Switzerland, Basel

CPI Basel, CH

Our Company

Corden Pharma iis a leading full-service contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients and pharmaceuticals Drug Products (DP) and packaging capabilities with > 2’600 employees across the world. Our services enable pharmaceutical and biotech companies to manufacture medicines with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives.

Our network in Europe and the US offers flexible and specialized solutions across five technology platforms: Peptides, Lipids & Carbohydrates; Injectables; Highly Potent & Oncology; and Small Molecules. We strive for excellence in supporting this network and are committed to providing the highest quality products for the well-being of patients.

Corden Pharma International acts as the management company of the Corden Pharma Group. Besides the Executive Leadership Team, CPI has central functions such as Sales & Marketing, Legal, HR and Corporate Development, which work for the Corden Pharma Group across locations and on an international level. To strengthen our team in the head office we are looking for an experienced Head of Group Accounting to join our team in the heart of Basel.

Main activities

  • >> Lead and manage the global accounting and financial consolidation of group legal entities according to IFRS
  • >> Manage the month-end close process ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data
  • >> Implementation of a new consolidation system
  • >> Development of the consolidation process and system together with provision of sound technical advice and support on accounting issues and policies
  • >> Providing technical accounting IFRS guidance and support to all company entities
  • >> Technical contact person for all group companies in terms of accounting
  • >> Implement and maintain group policies to strengthen financial control and mitigate risk
  • >> Contribution IFRS3 PPA
  • >> Developing tax guidelines and point of contact for the entire group regarding all tax matters
  • >> Build up, lead and develop the group accounting team

Desired Skills and Experience

  • >> Proven track record of at least 10 years of working experience in a group finance function
  • >> A minimum of 5 years of experience in a leading role in group accounting and consolidation in multinational companies
  • >> In-dept knowledge of ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • >> Advanced knowledge of MIS and Consolidation Systems (e.g. Tagetik)
  • >> Broad understanding and working experience in tax matters
  • >> Preferable work experience in an international audit firm
  • >> Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • >> Highly-motivated, self-driven and hands-on personality
  • >> Master degree in Finance, Business Administration or equivalent
  • >> Fluent written and oral English and German

What we offer

With us you have the chance to work in a small, multicultural and highly motivated team with flat hierarchies. In this newly created position you get the chance to build up our Group Accounting and have a great design scope. We offer you the great opportunity to build up a newly created position where you can leave a mark. Flexible working hours, partly remote is state of the art with us. The rest of the benefits and why you should join us, let’s discuss in a personnel meeting.


We look forward to your complete application including CV, motivation letter and reference letters.
Please send your application to the following Email address:
jobs.cpi[email protected]