Controller (m/f/d)

Heidelberg, Germany, Europe Heilbronn, Germany, Europe Dortmund, Germany, Europe

Company Overview:

ProtaGene is a world-leading analytic CRO partner for the biopharmaceutical and cell and gene therapy industries. From research through product commercialization, we provide the most advanced, integrated, and Quality system driven analytic capabilities and packages for biologic therapeutics as well as cell and gene therapy platforms. Our deep history of analytical leadership in protein-based therapeutics stems from the merger of Protagen Protein Services in Europe and BioAnalytix in the US. In 2021 GeneWerk’s unique capabilities in vector safety, integration site analysis, and bioinformatics were integrated into our platforms and service offerings, establishing ProtaGene. The organization operates over four sites in Europe and North America, and works with leading large pharma, biopharmaceutical, and gene therapy companies worldwide.

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  • Design and creation of standardized reporting according reporting policy, preparation of target/actual analyses including reporting to the senior management
  • Control of customer project costs and invoicing in the area
  • Analyze and monitor operating expenses, capital expenditures, and other key performance metrics to ensure achievement of annual budget and optimization of financial results
  • Work with operations management to understand the drivers of specific variances and serve as a business partner to help identify improvements
  • Supervision and implementation of the operational planning and budgeting process for our convenience business unit including relevant KPIs and management accounting
  • Providing management with ad-hoc reports for decision-making processes and business management issues, e.g., pricing discussions (cost & pricing models for long-term relationship agreements)
  • Support the Director Finance EU in reconciliation of HGB (externally provided) and IFRS
  • Management of master data of business partners, quotation generation.
  • Key account support in cooperation with project management, incl. invoice overview for large projects
  • Control of commercial processes from order entry to invoicing
  • Ensure efficient communication with all key interfaces, other business partners


  • Successful economics or business administration studies, preferably with specialization in financial control and management accounting
  • Several years of relevant professional experience, within controlling and management accounting background
  • Experience gained in the life sciences industry or comparable high-value added technical consultancy services is desirable
  • Strong IT-system application and development skills including ERP, financial reporting software and the MS-Office software suite, notably Excel and PowerPoint
  • Relevant practical experience in IFRS and German GAAP
  • Hands-on team player with strong interpersonal skills and proactive and solutions-oriented cross-cultural approach
  • Professional, transparent and strong analytical mindset with pragmatic drive to solve and simplify complexity
  • Attention to detail and quality without losing target sight, objective-oriented persistence and assertiveness, also under pressure
  • Fair play leadership talent and willingness to occasional international travel
  • Fluency in both German and English

We offer:

  • Responsible and varied tasks in a motivating working environment
  • A permanent position in a dynamically growing international life science group with over 200 employees
  • Optimal induction and training opportunities as well as individual development options
  • Appreciation, openness and respect as well as a lively feedback culture
  • Flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes and flexibility
  • Comprehensive health management
  • Job-Bike leasing
  • Regular company and team events

We are looking forward to receiving your complete application documents in English or in German, including a letter of motivation, information on the possible starting date and your salary expectations in one or two PDF files by e-mail to:

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