Dec 04, 2022

Job Description

1886! We have more than 130 years of experience treating patients. Sandoz is a global leader in generic and biosimilar medicines. In Vietnam, Sandoz has been developing its advantage of high-quality generics and biosimilars, pioneering access for patients, and maintaining and assuring the “Seal of Quality”. At Sandoz, people development is one of its top priorities. All employees are encouraged to unleash their potential with the Inspired, Curious and Unbossed culture together with the Grow to Win strategy to become the best talents.

Join us as the Head of Financial, Reporting and Accounting for Sandoz Vietnam where you will be responsible for all respective FRA activities while working collaboratively between function leaders as primary point of contact for all FRA matters. Apply IFRS principles in preparation and analysis of financial statements; ensure effectiveness of controls and high quality reporting; execute month end closing processes; advise on technical accounting matters and liaise with internal and external auditors. Responsible for various financial services, projects, and may need to design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure an adequate recognition of financial transactions.

Key Responsibilities

• Primary point of contact for FRA matters including delivery of service levels and key performance indicators (KPI’s) as defined by FRA process. Ensure review of significant contracts for appropriate financial terms, technical accounting conclusions, and function alignment
• Lead month end close activities including the analysis, review, and validation of financial statements, to include conducting cross-function analysis meetings with key stakeholders to review financial performance and balance sheet details.
• Drive conclusions on complex accounting issues, implementation of reporting projects and/or policies, and continuous process improvement throughout the accounting and reporting cycle. Approve significant journal entries and account reconciliations
• Ensures adherence to the Financial Control Manual (FCM) and coordination of remediation activities as identified through internal or external reviews
• Direct and indirect management of onsite and offshore FRA team ensuring productivity, quality, and customer-service standards are met. Supervise and coach direct reports to create positive working environment supportive of employee development
• Collaborate with stakeholders, including senior finance colleagues, both internal and external accounting authorities/auditors, and Division and Group FRA, and ensure timely communication with stakeholders as questions or issues arise.
• Review and periodically approve the reasonableness of accrual estimates provided by HR including but not limited to Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, Annual Incentive Plan, Pensions, Other Post-retirement Obligations, Post-retiree medical, and Medical Pooling. Review and assess changes to employee benefit plans for potential financial statement impacts.
• In collaboration with GPOs, assess and improve process designs to achieve best practice levels via process improvement initiatives. Measures and manages the workforce to cultivate a customer service focus culture
• Builds and strengthens the capabilities of the team by identifying, deploying, developing and overseeing talent within the function. Provides leadership, training and development to ensure unified teamwork and alignment with Sandoz Values and Behaviours.
• Sponsors and oversees new initiatives and/or projects, which will drive productivity and efficiency objectives


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

What you’ll bring to the role
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance. CPA, Chartered Accountant and Advanced Degree in Accounting / Finance is preferred
• Fluent in both Vietnamese and English language.
• Minimum of 8+ years’ accounting experience, preferably in Big 4 public accounting, healthcare industry or large corporation with shared service concept. Significant experience in financial accounting and reporting, auditing, and financial process engineering, with record of strong control focus and driving / delivering change initiatives
• Demonstrated ability to apply IFRS accounting practices/ appropriate local tax treatment. Thought leader on complex accounting topics (Revenue, inventory, divestitures, and acquisitions) and in-depth knowledge finance processes and infrastructure to provide value-add
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Strong knowledge in Enterprise systems knowledge (SAP)
• Thought leader on complex accounting topics (Revenue, inventory, divestitures, and acquisitions) and indepth knowledge finance processes and infrastructure to provide value-add.
• Experienced with treasury, cash flow and local taxation.


Why consider Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.
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 Sandoz!
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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Commercial OPS SIR SZ
Ho Chi Minh City
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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Head, Financial, Reporting & Accounting, Sandoz Vietnam

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