At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.
Our vision :
We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.
Our mission :
We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?
Job Description Summary
Assisting in the preparation of group reporting and accounts by working as a team with the Senior Analyst and supervisor to follow established procedures, accounting principles and guidelines in order to maintain the organizations financial records and transactions in an accurately and timely fashion.
Support the month, quarter and year end tasks activities in a timely and accurate manner working together with Senior Analyst.
Examples of activities included, but not limited to, banks, accruals, prepayments, provisions, Rebates, general MEC closing activities.
Execute and analyze day to day activities in order to propose process improvements. Work as a team to communicate the opportunity areas identified and establish action plans as needed, liaising with key internal stakeholders when required.
Perform the balance sheet reconciliations, providing analysis and issue resolution for possible discrepancies and irregularities, take ownership for the action plans to escalate it to key internal stakeholders.
Ensure the financial records / statements are maintained in compliance with the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as needed, following the Lonza internal policies and procedures.
Assist in both internal / external financial Audits. Ensure all financial entries have relevant and enough back up documentation.
Support other areas of the business as and when required. This could include providing day to day support to AP / AR functions.
Technical / Bachelor degree in accounting or equivalent. Preferred area of study : Accounting or Business Administration.
1 year of experience in a RTR department.
Within Share Service Center.
Experience using SAP.
Microsoft Skills (Proficient Word, Power point and Excel).
Month end close process experience.
General Ledger experience.
Balance sheet reconciliation experience.
Ideally knowledge in : full accounting cycle, US GAAP and IFRS knowledge.
Detail oriented and with accounting analytics skills.