Mar 07, 2023

Job Description

2023 will see Sandoz become a standalone organization! As a global market leader in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, Sandoz is stepping forward from a position of strength! Those joining Sandoz in the coming months will help shape the future of the company, it’s growth, innovation, culture and how Sandoz impacts the lives of millions. These will be careers with genuine impact! This is one such role!

Are you ready to make a difference?

Job Summary:
Ensures all employment taxes (including social security) are correctly withheld, reported and paid globally (estimated at ~ USD 1 billion globally) for Sandoz. Ensures any Company employment tax filings globally (e.g. equity plan returns), working through country organizations to achieve this. Supports any employment tax audits globally. Accountable for defining and implementing global employment tax strategy, governance, principles and risk management.

Your Key Responsibilities
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Conducts periodic payroll reviews on payroll tax and social security for the high priority countries within the organisation

• Prepares quarterly payroll health check reports for respective countries. Content of the report should underline the finding, risks, and suggested remediation plans with relevant legislation in place.

• Supports countries in creating payroll tax compliance checklist for a better governance and follows up with country P&O services or payroll managers on the implementation. Reviews and understands the tax positions of globally mobile populations and ensures that the correct approaches are followed for the payroll tax/social security reporting for these associates.

• Ensures the global employment tax guidelines are followed locally and records the supporting evidence for any exceptional applications. Keeping the global payroll tax grid up to date by visiting any legislation change around income tax and social security.

• Actively involves in internal and external audits on employment taxes

• Works closely with Equity teams to have an alignment on any specific equity income reporting on payroll. Ensures that any further employer reporting obligations on equity is fulfilled at country level.

• Helps building connection between Global Mobility, M&A, Reward, Compliance, Finance, Equity, Tax and Payroll teams to ensure up to date knowledge is held within Payroll team on the specific processes

• Conducts regular checks on country legislation changes on income tax, social security and informs respective teams to have further discussions with payroll vendor, tax consultants and authorities.

• Acts as the escalation point in responding Sandoz associates` payroll tax calculation related questions through payroll teams. Supports payroll teams for the utilisation of tax optimised approaches (tax reliefs, exemptions based on specific scenarios)

• Supports vendor performance reviews based on the determined KPIs, works actively on process improvements with the vendors \\ relevant functions within Sandoz.

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/ Masters degree in Accounting/ Finance Business or related field is preferred (Masters
• degree is preferred); Qualified tax professional in at least one location

• Good writing and communication skills in English and Germany are mandatory

• 5+ years of professional experience in a tax environment, ideally in a multinational Big Four company

• Developed skills in stakeholder engagement and coordination, Project lead experience and consulting skills

• Good understanding of rewards practices

• Proven analytical and decision-making skills and ability to work with diverse cultures.

• Strong interest in technology optimization and customer experience

• Expertise in process design and controls

• This opportunity is located at the Novartis site in Austria and will not have the ability to be located remotely.


For Austria Location Only:
In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is 54788.3 EUR /Year (on a full-time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

Why 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.

How will we do this? 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 achieve here at Sandoz!

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