BPA / Financial Analyst / Fin Ops Specialist (Ref.Nr. RE2756)

BRINE SA has been placing top IT specialists at well-known customers for over 30 years. In doing so, we focus on performance, competence, experience and partnerships.

Brine SA is looking for Financial Analyst for our Client in Basel


Job Purpose/ Role:

Our client’s legal entity is exporting/distributing pharmaceutical products into approximately 100 countries around the world and includes more than 30 representation/branch offices mainly located in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and CIS.

The Finance Operations (Fin Ops) Specialist supports the Head of Fin Ops ensuring that sales cut-off/ recognition, accounts receivables and provisions for sales reductions are correctly recorded and validated. For the allocated countries/rep. offices, he/she is acting as SPOC for all finance matters and maintains a good understanding of the business of the respective countries with focus on commercial contract reviews. In addition, the country operations are validated via regular balance sheet review to ensure accuracy. This role also contributes to projects.


Major Accountabilities:

Support Head of Fin Ops to provide high quality services with a clear focus on the customer. Strive to achieve superior customer satisfaction.

SPOC for defined representation offices/countries, providing support for all Finance matters and liaise with relevant functions like Export Operations, Credit Management and Supply Chain Management.

Manage day-to-day activities for allocated countries:

Sales recognition assessment and validation of the provisions for sales reductions vs. the agreed contractual terms and follow up.

Ensure customer accounts and statements are correct, credit and debit memos are promptly issued, disputes are promptly resolved & payments from and to customers are promptly and accurately posted.

Commercial contract review.

Resolve general accounting and reporting issues and disputes or coordinate with various departments and escalate with Head Finance Operations as required.

Coordination of accounting and reporting activities with Rep Offices and Financial Service Centre (FSC). Provision of timely and seamless service.



Manage balance sheet reconciliations of allocated accounts and ensure timely resolution and clean-up of identified overdue items.

Support the closing process in various aspects.

Drive together with Head of Fin Ops the monthly review of the local Balance Sheets and account reconciliations, ensure follow up issues are addressed timely.

Contribute in projects for further improvement in accounting and reporting. Perform change management and update project documentation and respective SOPs. Ensure knowledge transfer within the team.

Ensure compliance with Guidelines, Accounting Manual, Financial Controls Manual and regulatory requirements.

Ensure application of agreed control procedures and actively support to deliver SOX certification. Follow up on audit issues and implement correcting measures.



  • 3-5 years of working experience in Finance
  • Pharma experience is an advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • MS Excel advanced user
  • Hands on FRA experience (AR, BS review, reporting)
  • SAP R/3 (FI/CO) knowledge



To learn more about this opportunity please send your CV ASAP in Word format to Brine SA: hrs@brine.ch



Work location:       Basel

Start:                        01.03.2021

Duration:                 10 months

Workload:               80%

Salary:                     to be discussed

Language:               Fluent English (oral and written), another language is advantage

Ref:                           RE2756