Corporate Controller

About Synthon

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon has been working in biotechnology since 2007 and is developing rapidly into a specialty pharmaceutical company. We work to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. With our portfolio of innovative medicines, we will provide treatment options for patients in selected therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Through the provision of high-quality generic medicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.

Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2018, it recorded a turnover of EUR 301 million. The company employs around 1,900 staff of whom over 500 work in Nijmegen.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to our ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job profile

The corporate controller manages all global finance operations and is a pro-active business partner. The ideal candidate is someone with strong finance and accounting acumen, able to see the big picture and work at a strategic level, yet knowing the details and motivated to get the job done. The job involves some travelling to the different Synthon sites. You are expected to produce and understand the numbers as well as motivate the local finance teams to achieve deadlines and high quality output. You are eager to develop best practices and optimize the financial control and compliance function and enhance financial consistency between Group entities. You will initiate and participate in several projects. You report directly to the chief financial officer.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the financial consolidation and reporting (including analysis) of the group;
  • Prepare annual consolidated financial statements, including all notes and disclosures;
  • Execute and drive the periodic budgeting, forecasting and reporting cycle;
  • Responsible for internal auditing; 
  • Business partner for all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Pro-active role in the development of the management and financial reporting and implementation of changes in IFRS;
  • Drive change and improve the Global Finance Operations department;
    - Manage, stimulate and motivate your international team members;
    - Create a spirit of collaboration, engagement, and sharing best practices within the team;
    - Implements a culture of continuous improvement.

Your profile

Your letter and CV will show that you have:

  • 5 – 10 years' experience in finance, preferably in an international environment and/or manufacturing organization
  • A master's degree or equivalent in business, finance or another related discipline, complemented by an RA or RC study/title (must)
  • Strong technical accounting skills/knowledge of IFRS
  • The ability and skills to challenge, propose and implement changes in processes 
  • The ability to bring complex issue back to their essence and effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 15% travel)
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English.

Important dates

Please send your application including CV and motivational letter before 17 June 2019. The first round of interviews will take place before the end of June.

Information and application

Contract hours: preferably full time.
Salary: depending on experience.
Location: Nijmegen.

For further information, please contact Angelo Cornelissen, chief financial officer at tel. +31 (0)24 372 77 00.
If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application via the apply button or link.

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