Director Finance & Accounting

Locatie: Nijmegen
Our client
Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon works to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. Through the provision of high-quality generic medicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales. Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. The company employs about 1,600 staff of whom around 200 work in Nijmegen. About 900 employees work in our production facilities in Argentina, Chile, Spain and Czech Republic. Annual revenue totals around EUR 300 million.

Due to internal shifts, we are now recruitng for a

Director Finance & Accounting
Drive the financial health of the company 

At Synthon, we seek out creative minds with entrepreneurial spirits. We want our employees to bring their enthusiasm, commitment and innovativeness to the table. As director finance & accounting you are a ‘Business Sparring Partner’ for the management team and provide pro-active support – evaluate different scenarios, provide different perspectives and make recommendations on how to handle the various situations. You will be primarily responsible for the timely, efficient and accurate operation of the Finance & Accounting function at our headquarters in Nijmegen. You ensure reliable monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for all Dutch Synthon subsidiaries. You are responsible for providing business insights to the local leaders to help measure progress on company performance and assist with enhancing companywide financial reports. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer located in the Netherlands.

Key responsibilities
  • Efficient and effective analysis and reporting (forecast, monthly actual and target/actual analyses).
  • You deliver in-depth meaningful analysis of business performance to support fact-based, sound business decision-making.
  • Partner with the Synthon Global Finance teams to align and drive key topics and initiatives.
  • Efficient and effective working capital management.
  • Lead and develop an effective and motivated team.
  • Assist in overseeing the work of external auditors and other professional services, as needed;

  • Minimum 8 years management experience in an international or national company in the finance department (Controlling and Accounting) across multiple divisions. It would be beneficial if it has been a subsidiary of an international company as well as IFRS-knowledge;
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Constructive challenger
  • Entrepreneurial thinker with a proactive and positive can do attitude
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Pragmatic and hands-on
  • Good communicator/networker
  • Effective leadership qualities with strong people management skills;
  • Ability to focus on and understand the big picture without losing attention for important details;

Strong verbal and written English communication skills

Personal skills
Ability to work cross-functionally and influence other stakeholders within the business. Strong business acumen: proven ability to effectively look into and challenge assumptions and interpret the strategy and priorities of the organization in financial terms. Excellent leadership skills with a demonstrated track record and ability to engage teams to work together towards common deadlines. Exceptional attitude, attention to detail, and ability to motivate teams to do the same. Self-starter able to set priorities, functions well in a high demanding and fast-paced organization and used to adhere to tight deadlines.

Our offer 
We offer our employees a working environment in which trust, pride and joy play an important role and as such we have been acknowledged as a Great Place to Work® in 2017 and 2019. We understand our economic, social and environmental impact on the wider world. We care - for each other, for partners, for patients and for society at large. We support various educational initiatives and actively contribute to charitable causes and to the development of the communities worldwide to which we belong.

More specifically, we offer our employees:
  • A professional, yet pleasant and informal working environment with short communication lines, focus on cooperation and appreciation of initiatives;
  • Competitive remuneration including an interesting bonus scheme;
  • Good working conditions with attention to ergonomic support;
  • A keen eye on work/life balance, with the option to partly work from home;
  • A yearly outing with all colleagues and other inspiring company events;

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