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Finance Director

ObsEva SA

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ObsEva is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the clinical development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for serious conditions that compromise a woman's reproductive health and pregnancy. Through strategic in-licensing and disciplined drug development, ObsEva has established a late-stage clinical pipeline with development programs focused on treating endometriosis, uterine fibroids, preterm labor and improving ART outcomes. For more information, please visit www.ObsEva.com .


 


 


ObsEva is recruiting, for its Finance team in Geneva, a

Finance Director

ObsEva is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the clinical development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for serious conditions that compromise a woman's reproductive health and pregnancy. Through strategic in-licensing and disciplined drug development ObsEva has established a late-stage clinical pipeline with development programs focused on treating endometriosis uterine fibroids preterm labor and improving ART outcomes. For more information please visit www.ObsEva.com.


ObsEva is recruiting for its Finance team in Geneva a Finance Director Reporting to the VP Finance the Finance Director will be responsible for the accuracy of the accounts and the issuance of a monthly financial report to the senior management of the company. He will prepare the consolidated financial statements under IFRS on a quarterly basis and the Swiss standalone financial statements under Swiss CO annually. He will ensure the company complies with all applicable accounting and financial reporting standards and is ready for upcoming changes in these. He/she will work closely with the VP Finance Corporate Affairs and the Financial Controller for all financial reporting obligations pertaining to a Swiss-based US-listed company and will provide support on other ad-hoc project following the growth of the company.

KEY TASKS RESPONSIBILITIES
Accounting


Control and ensure accuracy of bookkeeping and cut-off for monthly closings

Post entries prepared by the Chief Accountant to books
Control of account reconciliations prepared by the Chief Accountant
Prepare complex account reconciliations
Generally act as a reviewer and approver of all tasks prepared by the Chief Accountant

Financial reporting


Ensure compliance with accounting policies including adoption of new standards related to existing and unique transactions in the appropriate periods

Identify proposed changes by IASB and others boards or jurisdictions as needed and perform analysis of potential impact of these changes on the company
Perform accounting researches from GAAP SEC and IFRS standards and write accounting memos as needed to support management's view on accounting or financial reporting.
Prepare monthly operational finance reports including but not limited to preparation of trial balances balance sheets statements of profit and loss cash flow statements and statement of changes in equity and variance analysis of the foregoing vs both the budget and prior periods
Prepare annual and quarterly consolidated financial statements under IFRS using online participative document management tools
Prepare annual standalone financial statements for the Swiss holding company under Swiss CO
Provide support to the Finance team with all SEC filings as needed including 20-F and 6-K
Manage the audit disclosure checklist

Taxes


Control Swiss VAT prepared by the Chief Accountant

Prepare the Swiss income tax return
Manage other non-VAT Swiss taxes

Others


Manage the accounting software as Administrator


Manage Accounting team


Liaise with the external audit teams on a day-to-day basis


Ensure effectiveness of SOX control environment for all areas under responsibility


Support the implementation and maintenance of additional G A systems software or processes


Prepare NPV calculations for the Group's products


Any adhoc projects



EDUCATION/LANGUAGES


University degree or technical school equivalent in business with focus on accounting and finance


Accountant certification


Complete fluency in English French is a plus



PROFESSIONAL SKILLS EXPERIENCE


5 to 10 years in Audit firm and/or industry


Experience within a Public Company and the Pharmaceutical industry preferred

Strong analytical mind and strong knowledge of business processes in general and within the pharmaceutical industry in particular
Excellent understanding and knowledge of Swiss and IFRS accounting standards
Ability to prepare and present to Management business analysis documents
Proficiency in Microsoft Office


PERSONAL SKILLS COMPETENCIES


Integrity

Accuracy
Hands-on and motivation to work in a small to medium organization
Ability and commitment to get the job done and keep to timelines
Ability to interact efficiently with a variety of people and good communications skills



Should your profile match the above requirements we would be happy to receive your application via www.jobup.ch in English or French.

We will only reply to applications in line with the above requirements. No agencies please.

In line with its culture ObsEva is committed to ensuring full confidentiality in the treatment of all received data.

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