May 30, 2024


-To lead the FRA function within a country across divisions OR lead an FRA service line/ process/ area/ technology and ensure end-to-end service delivery to all Novartis divisions

About the Role

About the role:

To lead the FRA function within a country across divisions OR lead an FRA service line/ process/ area/ technology and ensure end-to-end service delivery to all Novartis divisions

Key responsibilities:

Manage the execution of regional / global strategies for own part of the organization & manage and ensure the development of a team of experienced FRA professionals.

Manage the budgeting process for the area of responsibility.

Manage the country internal financial controls; ensures appropriate compliance and usage by performing regular compliance tests and audits.

Provide timely statutory and country reporting information to internal and external stakeholders, including regional finance officers.

Ensure the integrity, viability and interoperability of country financial reporting processes and systems, including tax, inventory, corporate-control, payment and purchasing data.

Manage the implementation of risk management processes and ensure existence and use of adequate risk management tools.

Manage tax, compliance and audit reporting processes, provide analysis of financial information (monthly, quarterly and annual data) and ensure provision of necessary data to internal and external authorities.

Manage the correct and timely implementation of financial control processes and policies and ensure adherence thereof.

Reporting of technical complaints / adverse events / special case scenarios related to Novartis products within 24 hours of receipt -Distribution of marketing samples (where applicable)

Desirable requirements:

Timely preparation of monthly and quarterly financial analysis documentation & reporting.

Performing update/review for accounting content of operating units accounting

Performing ad hoc activities in a timely manner, as requested.

People Leadership experience

Transition and project management experience

Professional level of English, French or Dutch nice to have

E2E Process experience in R2R

You’ll receive:

We offer you a challenging, international and interdisciplinary work environment. Investment in people is a priority for Novartis. We offer a range of possibilities for personal development and career opportunities within the group to motivated, qualified people. We offer you a competitive salary and benefit package. Novartis also supports a flexible work-life integration (working remotely, flexi-time schedules, ...). Your office will be based in Vilvoorde. Locally, we offer benefits to ensure our associate's mental and physical well-being. There is a fitness available for our associates to use and we offer a bike-leasing program. We have a mental coach on site as well.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.


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?

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