At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.
Our vision :
We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.
Our mission :
We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?
Job Description Summary
The Project Financial Analyst will lead all financial administration and project system management aspects of the project.
The Analyst will ensure that all team members are following Lonza Financial Policy and Procedures, and will communicate any potential opportunity or risk to management.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities :
Set-up, coordinate, and evaluate the financial administration, general conditions budgeting, and certain internal reporting for the project
Responsible for project internal cost with respect to booking requirements, including managing the process
Evaluate and manage project cash position with respect to the total cash flow plan for the project
Communicate cash position risk issues, including those with respect to unapproved and unfunded change order work in place
Implement, and maintain internal project controls systems (SAP & Unifier)
Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports for the project
Set up, lead, oversee and implement procedures to insure contractual requirements with respect to all financial aspects are followed by all project participants including preconstruction billings, non reimbursable projections and analysis’s, proper fee billings, and financial contingency reporting
Investigate and resolve financial issues on behalf of Lonza. Coordinate and communicate with owners / architects / vendors in connection with resolving financial disputes and with respect to accounts payable, and accounts receivable issues.
Be main project liaison with Accounts Payable department and Lonza Accounting team
Analyze and maintain project accounting records
Oversee and coordinate monthly billing process
Manage approval process and compliance of subcontractor billings (Invoicing process owner)
Advise on various accounts analysis and reconciliation
Manage project closeout process with integrated project management team and make decisions relating to changes and back-
charges in the close-out
Manage all Unifier functions / business processes
Set up processes to manage employee expense reports, petty cash accounts, and miscellaneous general expense
BS in Accounting or BS in a technical field with financial knowledge or a minimum of two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and / or experience
Proven written and verbal communication abilities; proficiency with computer applications and systems, including Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Unifier
Exercises independent judgment and discretion
Ability to identify problems and make recommendations for resolution
Operates with minimal direction and little or no supervision
Ability to perform cost analysis and be organized for maximum efficiency
Excellent knowledge of Accounting Principles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
Fluent in German and English