Financial Controls & Compliance Manager

Oct 11, 2021

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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?

Job Purpose:
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.

A key business partner to the functional management and provide ongoing training to all relevant employees regarding their roles in SOX compliance. Support global finance process improvement initiatives, sharing leading practices.

Major Accountabilities
 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.
• Ensures 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
• Recommend and support implementation of control enhancements where needed
• Assess change impacts, including new technologies, to business processes and whether control changes are needed
 Liaise with internal and external partners (e.g., internal and external auditor) regarding financial control and compliance related matters.
• Coordinate with internal and external auditors and business partners on providing necessary information for their audit / review procedures
• Monitor audit recommendation implementation by Management and provide assistance if necessary, inform management timely
• Control owners from various organization
 Other roles and responsibilities
• Regular performance metrics reporting as required
• Raise awareness and provide necessary training of risks, internal control skills and requirement changes
• Drive business process / control improvement through automation /operational efficiency/ cost savings as requested by management

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 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.

Minimum Requirements

Education & Skills:
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business field
• CPA, CIA, CMA, CISA, MBA or equivalent preferred
• 5+ years in Accounting/Finance/BPA, with 3+ years external audit, internal controls & compliance experience in multi-national and multi-dimensional organization preferred.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills to influence / motivate others under different geographies / cultural and hierarchy setting
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities & projects through successful delivery & implementation
• Experience with ERP systems (e.g. SAP, GRC) and shared services
• Pharmaceutical industry/manufacturing experience a plus

The ideal location for this role is East Hanover, NJ but remote work may be possible (there may be some exceptions based on legal entity registration). Please note that this role may not provide relocation as a result. If associate is remote, all home office expenses and any travel/lodging to specific East Hanover site for periodic live meetings will be at the employee’s expense. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager

Why consider Novartis?

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!
East Hanover, NJ
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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Financial Controls & Compliance Manager

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