Finance Accounting & Project Director

About Pharming


Pharming Group N.V. (Nasdaq: PHAR/Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM) is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare, debilitating, and life-threatening diseases.  Pharming is commercializing and developing an innovative portfolio of protein replacement therapies and precision medicines, including small molecules, biologics, and gene therapies that are in early to late-stage development.  Pharming is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands, and has employees around the globe who serve patients in over 30 markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.


Our Culture


Pharming is committed to our core values: “We Care, We Collaborate, We Walk the Talk”, which is complementary to our focus on self-development of our people, teamwork, leadership and being results orientated. In our growing organization, it is important that employees feel connected and engaged.  Our core values enable our mission of bringing the unserved rare disease patients the solutions they need and create a clear pathway forward to meet our strategic goals and objectives.




Pharming is seeking to hire a Finance Accounting & Project Director. Our goal is to have the Finance Accounting & Project Director harmonize the operational finance processes for Pharming’s US entity as well as be the point of contact for the FP&A team regarding all operational finance related matters.  Successful execution will involve monitoring the accurate and timely execution of global finance processes and ensuring the continuity of key operational activities among the operational finance team members.  This position will have direct report(s) responsibilities.



Key Responsibilities


The Finance Accounting & Project Director will be responsible for a wide variety of matters in support of Pharming’s growth as we increase the number of both pipeline and marketed products. 


Core functions include:


  • US Monthly Close (Oversight / Review)
    • Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and year-end close in the US according to the global closing calendar.
    • Support the local team members during the close and help address important matters to the global stream leads or Director, Finance Operations.
  • US Payroll Management Oversight
    • Oversight / review and sign off on monthly and ad hoc payroll and equity compensation processing.
    • Serve as one of the main points of contact for payroll and equity compensation questions for US employees.
    • Oversee payroll related audits – including annual 401k and Workers Comp audits.
    • Oversee correct and complete assessment of fringe auto benefit related to employee leased vehicles, Group Term Life fringe benefit. 
    • Review and sign off on payroll related monthly accruals including PTO and Bonus schemes.
  • US Corporate Tax Oversight in close collaboration with the Global Tax Manager
    • Oversight / detailed review of IRS federal and state tax filings and internal tax provisions
    • Support in coordination with external tax advisors on data exchange and changing business dynamics.
    • Coordinate estimated tax payments on quarterly basis between e-filing, state portals, and check issuances.
    • Support in IRS federal and state audits, coordinating closely between tax advisors, GFC and CFO.
  • Support in Global Process Design PtP, OtC and RtR
    • Establish and optimizing global standards and best practices for the Finance Operation processes PtP, OtC and R2R embedded in SAP to reduce the manual effort.
    • Ensure global consistency and efficiency in close collaboration with the global stream leads PtP, OtC and RtR.
  • Change Management
    • Play a leading role in the US in facilitating and implementing changes in the PtP, OtC and RtR processes & systems and effectively manage the change within Pharming Healthcare.
  • This is a hybrid role; 2 to 3 days at Warren, NJ office.



Minimum Qualifications: 


  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Accounting or similar field; CPA strongly preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience accounting experience; 4+ years in industry / corporate accounting.
  • Experience with SAP, preferably SAP S/4.




Preferred Qualifications:


  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of finance practices, financial regulations, and the accounting principles (US GAAP and IFRS).
  • Good understanding and familiar with SOX, internal controls, compliance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Payroll / equity compensation experience / exposure preferred.
  • Tax reporting / filing / provisions experience / exposure preferred.
  • Familiar and the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing environment with a hands-on approach.
  • The ability to travel up to 5% annually.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • Flexible hybrid work schedule to promote a health work-life balance.
  • Competitive compensation package including annual target bonus.
  • Long-Term Incentive Program
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid-Time Off Days
  • 16 Company Holidays per year (typically last week of December up until New Year’s Day)


Other Benefits:


  • Excellent Healthcare Plans including Medical, Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care.
  • Company-provided Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans.
  • Accident, Hospital Indemnity and Critical Illness Plans.
  • Pet Insurance Plan.
  • Free Access to On Premise Fitness Center.
  • Health & Wellness Program.
  • Choice of Mobile Phone for Work Use or Cell Phone Stipend.
  • Pharming Academy – Continuing Learning & Development Program.





Additional Information


Pharming is committed as an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


An applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request via email to


Unsolicited resumes from agencies should not be forwarded to Pharming.  Pharming will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes through this source. Pharming will only pay a fee to agencies if a formal agreement between Pharming and the agency has been established.  The Human Resources/Talent Acquisition department is responsible for all recruitment activities; please contact us directly to be considered for a formal agreement.


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