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  • Jacob Karlshøj Døring

Finance Operations Director - P2P (Ascendis Pharma)

Ascendis Pharma in Hellerup is looking to hire a Finance Operations Director to join our Global Finance Operations team, with direct reference to our Vice President, Finance Operations.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative public listed company.


Do you want to be part of building a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company together with a team of highly skilled colleagues who are passionate about developing best-in-class therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs?

Then Ascendis Pharma is committed to support your personal development on our journey towards becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company.


Position Summary


As Director of Finance Operations P2P with a team of 4 accounting and financial controller professionals, you will leverage your substantial set of skills from many years in finance, and your experience from the pharma industry. On this basis, you will let Ascendis Pharma be your playing filed for designing and running a modern finance operations function.


You soon find yourself navigating the changing environment in our business, taking full advantage of the highly skilled people in our organization and getting the grasp of how this can play to your advantage in setting the standards high for our ambitions in finance operations.


To succeed here, you will have worked with the purchase to pay process, accounting, purchase orders, expense management, implementation of systems, automation and process design. We work to find quality in processes to prepare for a fully scalable finance operations function.


With excellent relationship building skills, you will take the initiative in creating internal relationships as you will be positioned at a business-critical function.


An excellent financial talent

You will be part of a global growth-oriented biopharmaceutical company and in your position, you will be part of building a top-class Finance Operations setup.


You will be the owner of key finance projects on our journey from a purely research company, to a fast scaling, fully commercialized global business. Always favoring quality in processes, managing complexity and ensuring smooth business processes.


This is a newly established role, where you can set your own direction and bring solutions. As such, we are adding extra competencies, and attention to Finance Operations.


Specifically, you will:

  • Optimize and automate the purchase to pay process from end to end

Automate the accrual process

Automate and simplify the end user experience

  • Challenge the current setup, models and use of technology, including automation

  • Ensure that we to the full potential possible utilize our systems (Microsoft D365 and Exflow) in the P2P process

  • Set the direction for your team to ensure all vendors are paid on time and that we have the best possible payment terms

  • Participate in projects related to P2P within the Group

  • Manage a highly motivated and skilled accounting team and ensure that we are working smart and continuously improve our data quality and way of working

  • Always bring forward your skill set to ensure practical solutions


Is this you?

We are looking to find that highly skilled and experience finance professional, who can leverage this experience when designing and implementing setups and processes.


In you, we hope to find:

  • Apparent interpersonal skills

  • Efficient problem-solving skills looking to find practical answers to complex issues

  • As an individual contributor you work hands-on in everything you do. Including deep diving on specific topics within the P2P process

  • Ability to leverage prior experience to identify issues, actively engage in solution management, and interface with a variety of highly skilled stakeholders

  • Strong experience with presentations and facilitation – ability to tell the complex story in an easy and understandable way

  • Highly accountable with a collaborative and proactive working style

  • A strong process improvement mindset being able to link that to systems and automation

  • Ability to define and implement KPI’s for the P2P process

  • Preferably experience with Microsoft D365, or other Microsoft ERP (NAV, AX, Dynamics)


Contact us today

Contact Jacob Karlshøj Døring from the finance recruitment agency Rosted & Partners at +45 5222 1962 or jacob@rostedpartners.dk for further insights into the position and Ascendis Pharma as your potential future employer.




Who we are at Ascendis Pharma

Headquartered in Copenhagen we are advancing a successful pipeline of best in class pharmaceutical therapeutics building on our TransCon technology. Founded in 2007, Ascendis Pharma has experienced significant growth since our successful IPO on NASDAQ US in 2015 and we are today more than 600 people across our locations in Denmark, Germany and US.

We continue hiring people who are excellent within their field and passionate about making a positive impact on the journey towards achieving our vision and shared goals. As colleagues we expect from each other that we think and act holistically, that we are ambitious and dare to go for stretch goals, and that we are committed to helping people develop.

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