Affivant Sciences: Controller (f/m/d)

Location: Roivant Sciences GmbH, Viaduktstrasse 8, 4051, Basel, Switzerland

Affivant Sciences is an incubating private biotech company within the Roivant Sciences company portfolio. An immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel bispecific innate cell engagers for multiple cancer targets through its strategic collaboration agreement with Affimed in Germany.               

Affivant owns global rights to the lead program AFM32 as part of this Roivant-Affimed partnerhip announced in Nov 2020. Moreover, Affivant has opt-in rights to 2 addtional exclusive Affimed pipeline compounds. Affivant is fully owned and funded by Roivant Sciences, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with offices in Boston and New York City, US.

For our headquarter office in Basel, we are looking for a Controller, who will:

  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions
  • Support and drive technical accounting questions
  • Assessing & reviewing Swiss Accounting matters (IP Transactions Capital Contributions etc.)
  • Preparation Statutory Accounts for all relevant entities (including US GAAP to Swiss GAAP and FRS 102 conversion)
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements on a consolidated as well as individual legal entity basis
  • Oversee and manage Account reconciliations
  • Support the Swiss & UK Audits and coordinate requests with auditors
  • Support the management of Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Documentation of processes & internal controls
  • Lead the handover of owned process during business transformation
  • Support VAT matters in Switzerland, including filing returns
  • Support monthly analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet and P&L accounts
  • Support monthly payroll preparation and reconciliation of payroll related accounts like pension fund and insurance contributions and social security
  • Support special projects as needed


  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business
  • 3-5 years of public accounting experience
  • CPA / Swiss equivalent certificate (eidg. Wirtschaftsprüfer/-in) is a plus
  • Strong technical accounting understanding and ability to quickly assess complex transactions and conclude on required accounting transaction under Swiss GAAP and US GAAP
  • Big 4 experience is a plus
  • Experience in fast paced, start-up environments is preferred – able to work comfortably under pressure, frequently changing landscape and tight deadlines
  • Strong affinity to details and a high-quality delivery mindset
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once
  • Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems and delivering results in challenging situations
  • Experience with NetSuite ERP is a plus

Please note: As we are exclusively recruiting with Coulter Partner, please send your application documents directly to Affivant will NOT accept any applications.