Head FRA North America Region job in Fort Worth
|Employer:|| Novartis Pharmaceuticals|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
The Head FRA North America Region will oversee US, Canada, and will ensure that all Alcon legal entities within the region are provided with effective and efficient finance services, ensuring quality of financial accounting and management information for internal/external reporting. These services are delivered in a way that effective decision making throughout the company is supported and compliance with Alcon Standards (i.e. Alcon Financial Control Manual, Alcon Accounting Manual), local legislation and statutory requirements is ensured.|
She/he will build, shape and lead a team of 150 associates to establish a well performing operation that supports specific business requirements of Alcon, meets agreed service levels, drives productivity improvements on a continuous basis and achieves operational excellence against defined benchmarks in line with agreed standards. She/he will also build and develop talent, and drive a continuous improvement mindset in the organization.
Leadership and Management • Set clear objectives for the Region in line with FRA's vision • Coordinates with all relevant stakeholders to ensure integration, efficiency/ effectiveness of the service delivery. • Owns and drives future productivity improvements to achieve efficiency (cost reduction) and effectiveness targets year over year • Prepare annual Region business plan and build budget for approvals • Facilitate the integration of new client groups / businesses into region processes Implementation and Operations • Implements all aspects of operational changes necessary to move from existing processes/teams into the new Alcon as a standalone company, achieving a balance between speed of implementation and risk of disruption to services • Ensures operational excellence and compliance in running the region , off-shored teams (captive operations) and outsourced services providers (i.e. 3rd party services providers) during transition and stabilization period • Provides Accounting Services to all areas for Alcon as a standalone company. Ensures that Reporting data are compliant to Alcon standards and country statutory requirements. Liaise with Technical Accounting for complex accounting to confirm booking or seeking advice • Ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for FRA are clearly defined, measured regularly and achieved and when not achieved, root-cause analysis performed and corrective action plans executed • Monitor and manage the outsourced and offshored processes/activities ensuring a high quality and compliant services, in accordance with agreed and documented SLAs/ KPIs • Collaborates within FRA to gain best practices insights to measure and improve operations and leverage project efforts • Sponsor/enable value add, productivity & innovative FRA solutions to support business competitive advantage • Manage country project teams to support implementation of systems & processes, as per standards • Provide financial support to CFOs of legal entities to meet corporate governance.
Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact informationBachelor's degree
Fluent in English - Verbal and Written
12 years experience including 10 years demonstrated leadership
MBA; CPA/Chartered Accountant
•Overall relevant work experience of approximately 10 years.
•Strong technical competence acquired in:
oAuditing and Financial Reporting & Accounting: minimum 5 years of Big 4 and/or Public Accounting experience
oFinancial Reporting systems: 5 year experience
•Line management experience with team responsibility
•System Implementations (i.e. SAP or other ERP)
•Green belt certification beneficial
•Good understanding of the Healthcare industry desirable
•Proven track record in projects management and ability to work in a matrix organization
•Experience of managing performance against SLAs and O&O Services