Finance Assistant / Sachbearbeiter/-in Finance (maternity replacement)


Key information

Ridgeline Discovery is looking for a Finance Assistant / Sachbearbeiter/-in Rechnungswesen 
(temporary position until 31.07.2023 for maternity cover with the possibility of continued employment).

Ridgeline Discovery, a Versant Ventures Discovery Engine, creates and operates Versant-financed innovative biotech companies in partnership with entrepreneurs, industry, and leading academics across Europe. In recent years, Ridgeline has assembled an international team of >45 highly experienced drug discovery professionals and built and operated several new successful companies, including Black Diamond Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BDTX), Bright Peak Therapeutics and Monte Rosa Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GLUE). Ridgeline is currently expanding its capabilities in Basel to support further company creation efforts in small molecules, biologics, and gene/cell therapy with focus on oncology and immunology.

To strengthen our team, we are seeking a Finance Assistant (Sachbearbeiter/-in Rechnungswesen) as a maternity replacement for a temporary assignment until 31st July 2023; anticipated start date 1st November or by agreement.


  • Support the Finance Manager in accounting and administrative activities
  • Maintain purchase order records and matching PO to invoices
  • Process invoices and follow up with clients, suppliers and partners as needed
  • Vendor set-up and management
  • Managing and tracking payments
  • Process Credit Card and expense statements
  • Assisting with the management of the shared finance e-mail in box
  • Provide administrative support during budget preparation
  • Participate on projects, such as the integration of new companies and implementation of a new accounting software
  • Other projects and general operational support as required


  • Commercial or equivalent training
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • High degree of personal responsibility and quality awareness
  • Service-oriented, trustworthy personality with a quick perception and an efficient and precise way of working
  • Willingness to learn and flexibility
  • Language skills: proficiency in English


  • Offices: Our well-equipped laboratories and offices are located at the Technologiepark, a premier address for early-stage start-ups in Basel.
  • Commuter Benefits: We support our employees tailored to their personal needs in commuting to work and offer parking facilities or a commuter contribution.
  • Flexible Working: We support flexible working as appropriate.
  • Christmas Closure: In addition to the 24 holidays per year, our offices/labs are closed between Christmas and New Year.
  • Birthday Retreat: On top of that, your birthday is your personal holiday - our employees enjoy their birthday with a day off.
  • Food: We like get-togethers during lunch time. Enjoy tasty, subsidised meals from our FELFEL food fridge.
  • Coffee: Meet up with your colleagues and grab free coffee.
  • Development: We support the individual development of our employees.
  • German Lessons: For our international employees we support German lessons to speed up integration.
  • Creativity: We offer an innovative and creative environment.
  • People: We are an international and diverse team with talented and passionate people.
  • Fun: From time-to-time we organise cool off-site summer and winter team events.

To apply, please send us this application form together with your CV and Cover Letter.