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Financial Controller

Location Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands Job ID R-193836 Date posted 03/03/2024

Acerta Pharma, part of the AstraZeneca R&D Group, is an innovative biopharmaceutical company located in Oss, The Netherlands. As the local Financial Controller you play a pivotal role in supporting the Global R&D Controlling  team and company’s CEO at Acerta Pharma BV in all finance related matters.

You are a key player in the R&D Controlling team, as a team we are on a journey of standardising support models across legal entities, ensuring consistency in processes and reporting. With a focus on excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvements, we are looking for a talented finance professional to join our team in Oss.

Financial Controller
Oss, the Netherlands
Full time (part time can be discussed)

What will you be doing?
In addition to supporting our local team in all finance related matters you will be collaborating with the Global R&D Controlling team.  You will contribute to the standardisation of processes and reporting across R&D legal entities. This role includes diverse responsibilities, with main focus on local tax support and day to day financial activities, as well as participation in statutory group reporting, data management, entity forecasting, and year-end statutory reporting. You will be the first point of contact for auditors, tax teams, and various stakeholders, ensuring financial controls, compliance and process standardisation. In addition:

•    Act as a financial reporting expert for the Netherlands, ensuring compliance with Dutch GAAP and IFRS requirements. Partner with HR on payroll activities. 
•    Ensure capex reporting for both IFRS and Dutch GAAP, supporting the month-end reporting process.
•    Support the preparation of Local Financial Statements and liaise with P2P, R2R, GFS and other support functions within the AstraZeneca Group.
•    Act as a subject matter expert and contact point for external service providers in the Direct and Indirect Tax areas.
•    Maintain and review systems set up for tax code compliance in the Netherlands.
•    Provide support and sign of for quarterly CIT and Deferred Tax calculations for reporting purposes.
•    Ensure compliance with the financial control framework and SOX requirements.
•    Support processes standardisation initiatives and actively participate in forecasting activities support both tax and treasury departments.

What do you bring?
As a driven finance professional you enjoy getting things organised. You are used to working in a structured, complex matrix organisation and bring excellent communication skills, able to communicate at all levels. In addition:

•    At least educated at Bachelor level with a minimum of 7 years relevant working experience.
•    Experience in accounting, tax, reporting and financial analysis.
•    In-depth knowledge of Dutch GAAP requirements and Dutch tax regulations, IFRS and management accounting. 
•    Excellent technical financial skills.
•    IT literate, proficient working with accounting systems and Excel.
•    Fluent in English (must) and a good understanding of the Dutch language both written & spoken.
•    Competences: analytical, attention to detail, proactive, solution driven and you are able to see the bigger picture.

What we offer
A dynamic, innovative and international working environment. You are part of the development process of new drugs that can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones. In addition:

•    The opportunity to further develop yourself, for example, into a position offering even more responsibility. International growth (within AstraZeneca) is also one of the possibilities.
•    Good primary & secondary benefits including 8% holiday allowance, 25 holidays on a full-time basis plus office closure between X-mas and New Year + Good Friday. 
•    A full time working week (40 hours), part time up for discussion.
•    Hybrid working: office 3 days per week, home 2 days but you are welcome to work a full week in the office.
•    Collective pension with a fixed percentage personal contribution.
•    Bonus scheme. 
•    Personal budget which can be used for vitality, home office equipment, sustainability or personal development. 
•    Access to internal training and learning and development offerings. 

Acerta Pharma 
At our international headquarters in Oss, the Netherlands, we are working to develop new treatment options for patients with specific types of blood cancer. Together with our colleagues of AstraZeneca in US, Canada and UK we are committed to innovative drug discovery and development, especially in the field of haematological oncology.

Acerta has received approval from both the US (FDA) and the European Regulator (EMA) for its small molecule BTK inhibitor for treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). In addition, AstraZeneca and Acerta Pharma are collaborating on a large number of other innovative medicines to treat haematological malignant diseases.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, our Recruitment Team, Karin Raadschelders / Caroline van Oppen are happy to inform you. or by phone on +31(0)85 - 047 0244.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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