Sep 19, 2023
United Kingdom

Job Description

Novartis being a public company and SEC registrant has established internal control system in order to provide reasonable assurance to the Group’s management and Board of Directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation and fair presentation of its published consolidated financial statements.

The team's main objective is to assess effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting by using the criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).

Travel will be a requirement in this role during the audit seasons, primarily to Switzerland.

Key responsibilities:
• Play a significant role as an experienced ERP assurance professional
• Work as part of our Corporate Financial Controls and Compliance Team and focus on reviewing critical IT controls relevant for financial reporting from General IT Controls through to IT Application Controls and critical system functions
• Provide assurance in the areas of ERP systems (e.g. SAP, others), particularly security, critical transactions, access and process controls, system operations, information coming out of various information systems
• Identifying and analysing risks, ensuring compliance for IT enabled business processes as well as data and audit analytics
• Supporting the processes risk assessment with consideration of risks coming from IT environment, relevant application systems, data warehouses, IT infrastructure
• Collaborating with IT Application Owners and Business Process Owners in helping to identify SOX relevant IT Applications and Infrastructures
• Evaluate adequacy of internal controls when implementing a new ERP system or any other technology solutions
• Advise on internal controls' structure by understanding the end-to-end processes, IT environment and data context to determine the right mix of preventative and detective controls based on automation and data analytics
• You will help us prevent controls breakdowns with system changes / within complex systems
• You will collaborate with teams from all over the world

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

Essential requirements:
• University degree (university or college) in economics, business informatics or computer science with a demonstrated track in IT Audit or Internal Controls in any of Big 4 preferably
• Good experience in auditing ERP systems (ideally SAP systems), IT environments and (automated) business process controls
• You have experience in completing IT audit mandates, including strong understanding of external audit approaches, concepts, methodology
• Ability to work in a high pace environment
• Strong collaborator with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and business contacts
• You have an entrepreneurial and structured mind-set as well as a result and solution oriented approach to work
• You have outstanding communication, presentation, and business writing skills in English

Desirable requirements:
• Pharma industry and shared services experience is a plus

Why Novartis:
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

You’ll receive:
You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook. https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits-rewards

Join our Novartis Network:
If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

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Global Finance
United Kingdom
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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ERP Assurance senior consultant

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