Bristol Myers Squibb Financial Accounting/Corporate Governance Adminstrator in Cham, Switzerland

Financial Accountant/Corporate Governance Administrator

One shared journey moves us forward. Bristol-Myers Squibb is a BioPharma leader offering opportunities to learn and grow professionally, working alongside smart, talented colleagues who are committed to helping patients prevail over serious diseases.

Our medicines help millions of people around the world in their fight against cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and rheumatoid arthritis. Our commitment to patients’ unmet medical needs drives innovation and pride in our record of achievement and we are recognized as having one of the most innovative pipelines in the industry with launches in Oncology and Hepatitis C.

The Global Capabilities Hub (GCH), based in Switzerland in the Zug area, was created to combine global capabilities of key operational and functional areas across the R&D, Global Manufacturing Services and Commercial Operations value chain to support and optimize established products.

Financial Accountant/Corporate Governance Administrator, reporting to the Accounting Manager GCH, is responsible for the day to day financial operations of certain BMS Subsidaries based in Switzerland, including the stewardship of certain IP and Intercompany investments. Also, this role encompasses the timely and accurate completion of corporate governance tasks, working directly with 3rd party legal advisors and the Group’s Swiss based directors


  • Propose and Post Journal entries, generate recurring journals and management of Balance Sheet reconciliations

  • Main contact for transactions actions to be completed daily, month-, quarter- and year-end closing activities

  • Preparation of Funds Flows/Cash Management transactions

  • Supports the Associate Director and Accounting Manager for providing information related to on-going projects in the finance department

  • Preparation of Budgets and Projections

  • Assisting in Statutory Accounting and Audit Preparation

Tax management – Reporting, System and ESTV forms

  • Proposes Quarter End Tax stream Accrual submissions

  • Review of Year End Tax Returns

  • Preparation of relevant ESTV forms for submission


  • Arranging of meetings for Signing of Documents in relation to Corporate Governance

  • Preparation of said meetings and ensuring that key documentation information is correct

  • Organising of notary and apostille where needed

  • Maintenance of Centralised Signatory Rights


  • Basic financial skills and general understanding of accounting and financial principles

  • Understanding of the accounting and financial reporting processes

  • Understanding of processes and training for process improvement would be advantage

  • Experience in adminisation of Corporate Governance tasks filing and meeting management

  • Team oriented and confident

  • Ability to contribute to the creation of a high performance culture through effective communication with all stakeholders (internal and external)

  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial information gathered from a variety of sources

  • Flexible, open-minded and adaptable to changing customer needs and requests

  • Technical knowledge and ability for innovations to improve and update accounting and related processes

  • Competence in using a variety of applicable software packages to perform business tasks

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and German

BMS BioPharma Behaviors required

  • Passion:We pursue excellence to help patients prevail. I set high standards for myself and others to win for our patients / I energize others / I strive to learn something new every day / I treat my patients, customers and colleagues with compassion, empathy and respect.

  • Innovation:We embrace new ideas. I challenge the status quo / I seek and share bold idea that help BMS win / I pursue and understand diverse perspectives outside of BMS / I encourage and have constructive debates / I embrace change to drive innovative outcomes / I rebound quickly and learn from my mistakes.

  • Accountability:We own our outcomes and the outcomes of others. I own BMS? Success by holding myself and others accountable / I share information in a transparent and honest way / I celebrate my successes and the successes of others / I coach and mentor others with good intent and purpose / I am inclusive and bring out the best in others / I understand what people do and the impact I have on them.

  • Speed:We act with urgency and agility. I work with a sense of urgency / I focus on what’s important / I consult with the right people to move quickly / I seek efficient, effective solutions / I quickly assess potential risks and rewards / I break silos and eliminate unnecessary rules / I make decisions with resolve and enable others to do the same.

We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.