Apr 14, 2024
Czech Republic

About the Role

Senior Financial Compliance Manager

Location: Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic #LI-Hybrid

Novartis is unable to offer relocation support for this role: please only apply if this location is accessible for you.

About the Role:

The purpose of the Senior Financial Compliance Manager role is to ensure compliance with Internal Control over Financial Reporting standards and regulations (i.e., SOX) by developing and directing on ICFR methodology and strategy, including advisory to Group Management on financial risks and compliance related topics.
This includes to oversee development, design, and implementation of financial controls in the Novartis Financial Controls Manual (NFCM), provide high quality support and advise to all Novartis functions and affiliates related to financial compliance matters as well as leading / contributing to projects related to Financial Risk and Compliance topics.

Key Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Ensure ICFR methodology and strategy is adequately defined, communicated and implemented across the entire Novartis Group to comply with legal requirements (i.e., Sarbanes-Oxley Act - SOX)
• Ensure that all the necessary internal financial controls are adequately designed, communicated and implemented by driving the development of a high-quality internal control framework, identifying and addressing risks while balancing efficiency and effectiveness and driving control automation
• Lead change management activities related to ICFR methodology implementation and enhancement, including training, communication and monitoring
• Develop training concepts, content and methods (i.e., remote/F2F/eLearning) and conduct trainings for second line compliance functions on ICFR related topics
• Contribute to the implementation of new ICFR related applications, i.e., SAP GRC PC
• Provide expertise and advise to all functions and affiliates in their financial risk assessments and support root cause analysis and mitigation strategies
• Leads/participate to projects related to ICFR within Group functions and Business units
• Proactively identify areas for improvement related to financial compliance and develop adequate solutions were appropriate

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Role Requirements

Essential Requirements:

• University Degree in Business Administration / Finance / Accounting / Auditing
• Extensive post qualification experience including internal or external audit or advisory (preferable Big 4 firm) focusing on SOX 404 audits
• Strong analytical and decision-making abilities, capable to understand interdependencies and challenges in a holistic way
• Track record of successfully delivering value and innovation in complex international environments
• Project management skills and international experience, ability to work in remote setup
• Good knowledge of SAP and MS Office
• Very good communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficient in English both written and spoken

You’ll receive:

Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary; Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis); 5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report; Cafeteria employee benefit program – choice of benefits from Benefit Plus Cafeteria in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 105 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company); Car Allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services: https://www.novartis.cz/

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

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

Accessibility and accommodation:

Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together? https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

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Global Finance
Czech Republic
Audit & Finance
Full Time
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