Associate Director Financial Controls & Compliance job in East Hanover
|Employer:|| Novartis Pharmaceuticals|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|State:||New Jersey (NJ)|
A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. It is a pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of this makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.|
Assist in establishing operating policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant Novartis Financial Control Manual (NFCM) requirements according to the NFCM schedule including internal and external regulations (e.g. SOX requirements) for own Department/Division, and in accordance with the respective SLAs, Divisional Finance (and other functions like supply chain), and offshore & outsourcing (O&O) partners for a defined area of responsibility, e.g. R2P. Support global finance process improvement initiatives, sharing leading practices, and managing and executing NFCM deliverables timely.
Liaison/coordination with Offshore & Outsourcing (O&O) and Divisional Finance on operational matters.
Regular performance metrics reporting according to Group/Divisional standards.
Liaison with stakeholders including CFOs, Internal Audit (IA), external Audit and Corporate Financial Controls (CFC).
Responsible for supporting and monitoring implementation and progress of NFCM part III according to the implementation of standard processes. Where standard (sub) processes are not implemented, NFCM part II is applied.
Harmonize finance control processes across internal customers and O&O.
Ensure compliance with local requirements.
Raise awareness of key risks and risk response in the organization.
May identify and evaluate, and/or develop the programs to coach and strengthen internal control skills within the organization.
Monitor compliance in business ethics and detect and report (possible) violations (e.g. to Business Practice Office (BPO)).
Prepare and support your Department/Division & Divisional Finance for audits.
Represent management by providing subject matter expertise, and guidance to assist auditors during their mission.
Define and track action items including accurate and timely resolution of agreed actions.
Provide/initiate training on compliance requirements to control owners in your Department/Division, Divisional Finance and O&O in liaison with CFC.
Ensure to be up-to-date on periodical changes on compliance requirements.
Mentor Compliance analysts and contractors as needed
Manage special projects
Perform quarterly PwC Independence Attestation
Demonstrate proven leadership and managerial skills by successfully executing projects, influencing decision makers, recognizing potential challenges, and taking actions accordingly and timely informing management of progress.
Challenges the status-quo/ influencing stakeholders to go beyond the basics in compliance
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced
University Degree in Economics or Business Administration (or equivalent), preferably specializing in Finance
Qualified in accounting/IFRS, SOX/ICFR, NFCM
Internal/External Audit experience preferred
Eight plus years of experience in finance processes
Experience with Shared services preferred
Strong ERP skills (SAP preferred)
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