Financial Controls & Compliance SPOC

Oct 22, 2021

Job Description

1 million is the number of patients that Novartis Worldwide touched in 2018. Have you ever imagined how does your work impacts society and how many lives can you improve through your daily activities?

The Manager of Financial Control and Compliance (Country SPOC) interprets and administers policies, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant Novartis Financial Control Manual (NFCM) requirements according the NFCM schedule, including internal and external regulations (e.g. SOX requirements) for organization. As a key business partner to the functional management he/she will provide ongoing training to all relevant employees regarding their roles in SOX compliance. Support global finance process improvement initiatives, sharing leading practices.
Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Manage unit’s annual SOX 404 and NFCM compliance function.
• Ensure all necessary controls required by NFCM (Novartis Financial Control Manual) are identified, implemented, tested if required and remediated to ensure compliance for the annual attestation by CFO and CEO.
• Provide all required NFCM deliverables according to the communicated schedule
• Ensure two-way communication with key stakeholders to ensure integration, efficiency/effectiveness of the compliance delivery.
• Liaison with stakeholders, including CFOs, IA, ext. Audit and Corporate Financial Controls (CFC).
• Ensure all other required compliance activities (e.g., internal and external audit) are satisfied.
• Report on the adequacy of financial controls, including documentation, testing and remediation and monitor status in case of remediation / gaps

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, advanced degree in Finance/Accounting/Business preferred; CPA/CIA/ACCA strongly preferred;
• Candidates must have at least 8 - 10 years of financial and internal controls experience and strong knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS)
• Experience with external audit, internal controls & compliance in multi-national and multi-dimensional organization preferred
• English (written and spoken)
• Any 3rd language is of advantage
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills to influence / motivate others under different geographies / cultural and hierarchy setting

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme, professional development, learning experiences, diversity & inclusion.

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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