Business Finance Corporate, Senior Manager

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

Accounting & Finance
2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Are you passionate about cross-functional partnering? Do you have experience within Corporate FP&A?

If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma as our new Business Finance Corporate, Senior Manager.

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, the United States, UK, Italy, Spain and France.

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 are seeking a passionate Business Finance Corporate, Senior Manager to join our growing team. As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma team, you will play a crucial role in driving the evolution of the Business Finance Corporate team role for financial reporting to management, the quarterly corporate financial forecasting process and long-term financial planning.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results.

You will be joining the Business Finance team consisting of 6 colleagues in Denmark and US, and report directly to Jacob Nielsen, Head of Business Finance, who is based in Hellerup, Denmark. You will be based in the Hellerup office.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Continue to enhance the Quarterly Forecasting approach for Ascendis under the Beyond Budgeting framework.
  • Deliver Corporate Financial Management reporting, which create valuable insights.
  • Financial Reporting to BoD.
  • Work closely with IR and CFO on background material to support Quarterly Earnings communication.
  • Long term financial planning
  • Cross-Functional projects – Partnering with Business Finance, other Global Finance functions and other parts of the organization as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

You hold a relevant academic degree – preferably a Master’s degree of Finance or Economics– and 5+ years of experience within a similar role in the Pharmaceutical industry or Biotech.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Experience with cross-functional partnering with Business Finance, Global Finance functions etc.
  • Strong financial modeling capabilities
  • Skillful with Financial Systems, Cognos, PowerBI and generating robust analysis
  • Project management skills to drive changes & impact

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.

To succeed in this role, we also expect you to be a true problem-solver with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas.

Travel: 5-10 days per year.

Office: Hellerup, Denmark

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 Jacob Nielsen, Head of Business Finance on or visit out website