AP Accountant

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 7-Sep-2018

Ref#: CH-FER-0088 / R0007382

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit www.ferring.com :

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for an:

AP Accountant

Your mission

  • Contribute to proper and effective administrative, financial, tax and asset management, in compliance with existing fiscal and civil regulations, as well as with specific company policies and accounting principles, including FA Manual and internal control system.

Main responsabilities:

Cash & Bank
  • Contributing, in respect of the guidelines provided by the superior company officer, the requirements of company departments and the corporate department, to the management of ordinary payment transactions, verification of account transactions.

  • Ensures accurate accounting records for company receipts and/or disbursements.
  • Performs accounts payable duties in accordance with respective payment terms and instructions
  • Process AP invoices
  • Prepare AP payments based on payments terms and Ferring payment cycle
  • Follow up of reminders
  • Prepare and review supplier creation and / or supplier modification form before submission to Finance Manager and AP Master Data
  • Ensures all expenses reports are accurate and duly approved.

  • Contribute to the registration/booking of all outgoing transactions using Ferring accounting software and in compliance with Ferring accounting policies, procedures and internal control system.

Required Eduction / Qualifications / Skills:
  • Commercial Maturity or equivalent
  • Federal Diploma of Higher Education Chartered Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management is a plus
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in an international Accounts Payable Department
  • Preferred experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare company
  • A "strong" Team player
  • Very good knowledge in French (speaking and writing)
  • Good command in English (advanced level)
  • Swiss citizen or Swiss work permit

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