Senior Finance Manager Nordics

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

Accounting & Finance
2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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 as our new Senior Finance Manager in the Nordic region.

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, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing all financial aspects of our Nordic commercial entity.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results

You will report directly to Commercial Finance Director of Europe I, Cicek Wrabetz, who is based in Munich, Germany, and work closely together with General Manager of the Nordic region, Gitte Ludwig. You will be based in Hellerup, Denmark.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Lead Accounting Operations: Oversee all accounting operations in Nordic commercial entities, ensuring timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings per IFRS standards, in collaboration with HQ in Denmark.
  • Internal Controls and Financial Reporting: Implement and maintain effective internal controls and processes to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Accounting Management: Manage account analysis and reconciliation, AP and fixed asset administration, month-end close, and monthly accrual entries.
  • Process Improvement: Drive continuous improvement of financial tools and accounting processes to support company growth.
  • OTC and P2P Management: Oversee OTC and P2P processes in Nordic and international markets, including revenue booking, rebate provisions, payment proposals, PO monitoring, and expense management.
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A): Act as a business partner to the commercial organization, support financial aspects of new contracts, and participate in forecasting processes.
  • Group Reporting and Compliance: Ensure compliance with group reporting guidelines, local reporting requirements, tax returns, VAT, and payroll, in coordination with Group Tax and third-party consultants.

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 IFRS, Tax, and VAT requirements in Nordic countries
  • Hands on experience with ERP and accounting systems.
  • Experience in developing and implementing efficient finance processes that can scale the company.
  • Experience/knowledge with drug price composition in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other international markets.
  • 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: 20-30 days per year.

Office: Tuborg Boulevard 12, 2900 Hellerup.

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 or visit out website