Date Posted: 2018-10-16 | Date Modified: 2018-10-16 | Expires: 2018-11-15

M&A Controller

Job Description

What you will do

You will manage all M&A activities from the financial point of view. This position reports to the Head Group Controlling, supports the CFO and team in financial and administrative matters. You will lead internal integration project for Finance (including Finance part in IT, Tax) of acquired companies and lead interdisciplinary teams and projects in Finance/Business Process globally and/or in specific legal entities.

Responsibilities will include
Review and analysis of past and future financial data/models
Preparation and definition of the scope for external finance due diligence
Request for proposal, negotiations with advisors regarding the finance due diligence scope
Execution and organization of financial due diligence
Execution of company valuations
Prepare/review/negotiate SPAs from a finance perspective
Lead internal integration project for Finance, including IT, tax
Lead, if required, acquired company’s finance department up to 18 months after closing
Prepare financial models and analysis, documentation and presentations
Development and evaluation of transaction structures
Liaise with acquired company personnel, global M&A team and country specific controllers
Review documentation supporting goodwill adjustments
Review and control of acquisition costs
Manage the close process for post-acquisition
Perform balance migrations from the acquired company ledger to Tecan’s ledger
Prepare/review balance sheet reconciliations and resolve reconciling items
Cooperate and support the preparation of M&A strategy, especially from the financial point of view
Support on projects in the post close and integration phase
Ad Hoc reporting and other projects
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What you bring along
Certified Accounting degree, Bachelor degree is a plus
Several years of experience in financial accounting
A minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position or as Controller of a business unit in a worldwide organization. International experience is a plus
Prior experience in project management. M&A specific project knowledge is a plus
Solid IT skills in Excel, PowerPoint, SAP R3 and Business Warehouse
Fluent skills in German and English
Professional and trustworthy attitude to work
Strong analytical skills and logical thinking
Ability to recognize and manage potential problem areas and resolve them with integrity
Clear and persuasive communication
Multi-tasking and decision making skills
High level of commitment and initiative
Capable of working under high pressure
Enjoy multicultural environment


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Language Requirements

English, German

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Job Criteria

Job Type

Full Time



Job Location

Switzerland - Männedorf





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