Jul 19, 2022

Job Description

20 ! The number of countries supported by FRA Operations Team that delivers financial reporting and accounting services, financial compliance, and process expertise in the areas of Record to Report (R2R), Request to Pay, Travel and Expense and Invoice to Cash. Be a part of FRA Operations Team that is responsible for the financial controls, compliance, and related matters for Novartis across all divisions.

Your Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversight of NFCM related activities (internal and outsourced) for the NGSC, Divisional Finance and other Functions. This includes awareness of internal and external regulations (incl. SOX requirements) to comply with. Ensure SOX 404 sign-off by NGSC management without significant deficiencies or material weaknesses.
• Provide deliverables according to NFCM schedule and coordinate with Divisions and Outsourcing providers (O&O) on establishing and maintaining an adequate control environment. Follow and implement global finance process improvement initiatives, sharing leading practices.
• Manages Transitions and critical deliverables as well as final sign-off on readiness assessment. Monitors and manages project progress.
• Sets objectives for compliance team, ensuring alignment with NGSC strategy and communicate to all staff and key customers.
• Operational oversight to provide services at expected levels with a clear customer focus.
• Provides functional advices to the compliance team.
• Ensure two-way communication with key stakeholders to ensure integration, efficiency/effectiveness of the compliance delivery across all countries. Liaison with stakeholders, including CFOs, IA, ext. Audit and Corporate Financial Controls (CFC). Provide all required NFCM deliverables according to the communicated schedule. Liaison/coordination with Divisions and O&O, including obtaining/providing sub-certifications, testing etc. Stakeholder management in NGSC and Global/ Regional to ensure adequate buy-in for initiatives and projects.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

Job Requirements :
• Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance and Accounting.
• Professional certification or experience with controls (internal/external audit) will be an added advantage.
• Candidates must have at least 8-10 years of financial experience and strong in accounting standard.
• Experience in stakeholder management in a Multinational corporation in a Shared Serviced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization.
• Previous experience in managing Financial Services and International statutory submission with SAP knowledge.

About the Novartis Global Service Center in Kuala Lumpur:
The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC) in Kuala Lumpur delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is part of a globalized network of five NGSCs, which form a successful network of services minded associates partnering with the Novartis business around the world.

What makes NGSC special?
Attractive office location, flexible time management, strong work/life balance, flexible working hours, truly multinational and dynamic organization, multicultural environment and cross-functional hub location

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 here at Novartis!

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Petaling Jaya
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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Senior Specialist - Financial Control & Compliance

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