May 05, 2022

Job Description

Millions! Novartis made a decision to pursue early discovery research internally to allow us to quickly translate the most impactful discoveries into therapeutics for millions of patients.

The Senior Accountant General Accounting is a leadership position is responsible for accounting; analysis and operations support related accounting and reporting activities for USCO/NSI. This role will work closely with broader Accounting and Reporting team to ensure accurate month end reporting, controls compliance, coordination of close process and preparation of materials for review of financials with management.
Works collaboratively between site personnel, Division and Group FRA, Treasury, US Tax and the NGSC in Mexico with respect to general accounting and reporting services.

Major Accountabilities:
Service Delivery:
• Contribute to month-end financial closing and reporting process for USCO/NSI
• Ensure all key topics are raised proactively and aligned with stakeholders to minimize surprises
• Account reconciliation and analysis
• Main point of contact for US Novartis Foundation, working directly with Novartis Philanthrapy and various 3rd party providers for monthly reporting and the timely completion of the year end audit
• Contact for cross divisional posting of manual check deposits
• Submit as required, governmental reporting data for various entities
• Preparation of trend and other analysis to support review of Balance Sheet and Income Statement for month end reporting.
• Liaison and coordinate with broader Accounting and Reporting team, AR, AP, Fixed Assets Intercompany etc. for balance sheet analysis for Month End close, periodic reviews with management and to support audits
• Coordinate preparation of cash/borrowings projections for Treasury
• Ensure all processes performed comply with Novartis standards and policies (i.e. global processes, Novartis Accounting Manual, Novartis Financial Controls Manual, Management Authorization Levels, etc.)

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

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

 University level degree in Accounting and/or Finance or Related
 MBA desirable
 Preferred Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CMA, or Chartered Accountant

- 3+ years of Financial experience, with in-depth functional expertise
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in accounting & reporting focused roles
- Good people skills, leadership exposure
- Strong communications skills
- Solid depth SAP knowledge preferred

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodation
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

East Hanover, NJ
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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