Jun 07, 2022

Job Description

Novartis protects 750 million patients and employs more than 100,000 employees in over 140 countries.

The Senior Accountant, Employee Benefits is responsible for accounting and reporting activities for P&O (People & Organization) processes including Pension, Share Based Compensation, Restructuring, Payroll, and other Employee Benefit (EB) activities.

The role requires strong working relationships with the FRA US teams, Group Reporting, third party vendors and P&O Function

Major Accountabilities
• Interact proactively with related functional areas to ensure accurate and complete financial reporting is accomplished.
• Perform Balance Sheet Reconciliations & Analysis for various high risk, low risk general ledger accounts. Ensure accounts are fully reconciled with no aging items.
• Contribute to month-end financial closing and reporting process for P&O accounting
• Ensure all key topics are raised proactively and aligned with stakeholders to minimize surprises
• Prepare manual journal entries.
• Drive automation and simplification across accounting tasks.
• 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.).
• Maintain an appropriate standard of technical competence
• Support the team in executing process improvements intitiatives

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.

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

 Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/ Economics/Finance or Related
 MBA desirable
 Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CMA, or Chartered Accountant preferred

- 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
-Strong analytics and process skills
-Alteryx knowledge preferred
- Skilled in working efficiently with large data sets

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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Senior Accountant, Employee Benefits

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