Senior Finance Manager Italy

Are you passionate about ensuring financial integrity, implementing strategic financial initiatives, and providing actionable insights to drive business growth and profitability?
Do you have experience within building bridge between a local affiliate and global finance?
If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma Italy as our new Senior Finance Manager in Milano.
Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, the United States, France, UK, Italy, and Spain.
We are applying our TransCon technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients' lives. Guided by our core values of patients, science, and passion, we use our TransCon drug development platform to fulfill our mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies to address unmet medical needs. Today, we have a growing pipeline of prodrug therapies in development, each designed to be a best-in-class therapy.
We have successfully launched our first innovative product in the United States and Germany, and we are on the verge of rapid expansion in Europe with our second innovative product. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the launch of our endocrinology pipeline and have a significant impact on our commercial expansion.
We are seeking a passionate Senior Finance Manager to join our rapidly expanding global organization. As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma Italy, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing all financial aspects of our business in Italy.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our new established Italian affiliate and to become part of a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results.
You will be joining the Italian affiliate consisting of a handful of passionate and skilled colleagues. The number of colleagues is budgeted to grow significantly in 2024 and 2025.
You will report directly to Commercial Finance Director of Europe II who is based in Madrid, Spain, and work closely together with General Manager of Italy. You will be based in Milano, Italy.
Your key responsibilities will be:
* Financial Operations Oversight: Lead accounting operations, ensure timely closing processes, and maintain internal controls for accurate financial reporting.
* Revenue Management: Ensure accurate booking of Italian revenue, manage rebate provisions, and oversee cooperation with 4PL partner.
* Procure-to-Pay (P2P): Review payment proposals, manage expense processing, and liaise with local banks for payment approvals.
* Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A): Act as a financial business partner to the commercial organization, support new contracts, and participate in forecasting.
* Group Reporting Compliance: Interact with Group reporting, follow group guidelines, and ensure local reporting requirements are met with third-party consultants.
* Tax & VAT Compliance: Collaborate with Group Tax for tax returns, VAT, and payroll compliance, ensuring timely payment of Italian taxes with third-party consultants.
* Administration & HR Support: Assist in office administration, human resources, statutory pension, insurance funds, and car leases.
Qualifications and Skills:
You hold a relevant academic degree - preferably a CPA or other relevant education- and min. 5 years of experience within Finance. It would be preferable if experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and/or start-up/SME environment.
Furthermore, you have:
* Knowledge about Italian GAAP, IFRS, Italian Taxes and VAT requirements.
* Hands on experience with ERP and accounting systems.
* Experience in developing and implementing efficient finance processes that can scale the company.
* Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal.
Key competencies:
You are a strong team player, analytical, and have a can-do attitude.
You possess an entrepreneurial mindset and can thrive in an informal, open environment where innovation and change are key.
This position requires a person that has a holistic view and is willing to pick up any task financial/tax and/or administrative as required.
To succeed in this role, we also expect you to be a strong problem-solver with the highest standards of accuracy and precision; extremely organized, detail-oriented, and mindful of deadlines and internal controls.
Travel: 30-50 days per year.
Office: Via Giuseppe Piazzi, 2-4, 20159 Milano MI, Italy
Apply now.
Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.
All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.
For more details about the position or the company, please contact talentacquisition@ascendispharma.com or visit out website www.ascendispharma.com
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