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Finance Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Cham, Zug, Switzerland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • AbbVie profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Welcome to AbbVie! We are a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments that address some of the world’s most serious and complex diseases. We employ approximately 50,000 employees worldwide and are celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2023. Around 57 million patients in more than 175 countries benefit from AbbVie medications annually. Approximately 250 employees are employed in Switzerland and the AbbVie Switzerland headquarters are located in Cham, ZG.

As part of an international company, you will have the opportunity to work closely with us to address the health challenges of tomorrow.

Job summary:

The Financial Specialist supports the Finance Department in all accounting related duties and issues with analyzing of numerical and verbal data and all other sources of information. Furthermore he/she acts as the deputy for the Financial Controller.

Key responsibilities:

  • Acting as the Financial Controller’s deputy
  • Support all departments for accounting related duties and issues with analyzing of numerical and verbal data and all other sources of information.
  • Support the Finance Department during the monthly internal and external reporting with analyzing of numerical and verbal data and all other sources of information
  • Render a very active contribution for the financial support for the business (Senior Management), Finance Shared Service (FSS), Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) with necessary ad hoc requests
  • Coordinate accounting SAP processes (OTC, PTP, RTR, expenses (CTE), etc) within the affiliate Support for processing of invoices and payments
  • Support CTE submissions, answer questions to BPO, support for all users
  • Initiate master data changes for the chart of accounts, cost centers, internal orders and communicate within AbbVie to execute the changes
  • Ability to take over the local point role of SAP within the affiliate (Super User of SAP in all areas)
  • Training of all new employees for accounting in SAP
  • Monthly processing incl. month end close collaboration with the Finance Shared Service Team

Qualifications and experience:

  • University degree or higher Certificate in Finance or Accounting (Berufsprüfung für Buchhalter o.ä.) preferred
  • Progressive experience in accounting, planning and financial analysis preferred
  • Sound knowledge of Swiss company law
  • Good knowledge of local GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting
  • Superuser level for IT systems like Microsoft Office, SAP
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
  • High level of self-motivation with great follow-up skills and be able to work independently
  • Good organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple cross divisional work process and projects
  • Business fluent in German and English, French is an asset

Multiple times, we have been globally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and we are proud to provide our employees with the flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We take our impact on the environment and our communities seriously and therefore focus on giving something back on a regular basis. We are committed to equality, equity, diversity and inclusion (EED&I) – a commitment that is fundamental to us. This includes appreciating different perspectives, creating an inclusive culture and treating all employees with dignity and respect.

At AbbVie, your individual contributions count – help us move mountains together. Be a part of our success, grow with us and accomplish more than you could have imagined. Sounds like the perfect career opportunity for you? We look forward to receiving your application! All you need is a complete CV – we will discuss everything else with you in person.

We look forward to hearing from you!

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

To apply for this job please visit careers.abbvie.com.

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