Senior General Accountant NOAG
Novartis AG
Fribourg, Switzerland
vor 16 Tg.

Job Description

The Senior Financial Reporting and Accounting Specialist Record to Report (R2R) manages quality services to Novartis Group entities, securing company assets by applying tight controls in the financial transactions, while providing accurate financial information and timely reporting of balances.

This role leads the General Ledger processes within the NGSC, ensuring its quality and effectiveness. Moreover this role ensures that systems, documentation, compliance and reporting are in place and actively contributes continuous improvement projects to provide highly effective and efficient end-

to-end processes to the Novartis divisions.

Performance Management and Service Delivery Provides services at expected levels with a clear customer focus and escalates exceptions

Interacts proactively with all functional areas of the NGSC to ensure appropriate accounting, financial reporting and settlement of revenue matters is accomplished

Coordinates with local entity, NGSC and outsourced activities to provide a seamless service

Supports continuous improvements and process changes towards efficient and effective processes Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for related policies and processes

Supports the measurement and delivery of service levels and SLA / KPI targets

Actively leads and / or performs the period-end closing and reporting in accordance with laws and Novartis required standards

Leads and manages the balance sheet account reconciliations of allocated accounts and ensures timely resolution and cleans of overdue items identified Ensures proper accounting of financial transactions and accounting specific questions are well addressed and solved

Proactively reviews accounts to ensure all financial transactions are valid and recorded to ensure accuracy of reported data

Assures correct valuation and completeness of all assets and liabilities

Ensures proper functionality and process linkages from / to other systems

Reviews and / or records requested company cross-charges and manual journal entries including proper documentation Compliance

Ensures all processes, policies and procedures are clearly defined, fully documented

Ensures compliance with Novartis Accounting Manual (NAM), Novartis Financial Controls Manual (NFCM) and regulatory requirements

Ensures application of agreed Novartis control procedures and actively supports to deliver SOX certification

Promotes a strong and control environment, follows up on audit issues and implements correcting measures People

Minimum requirements

University level degree in Business Administration / Economics / Finance or Chartered Accountant / MBA desirable

Lean / Six Sigma Certified preferred

English required (written and spoken), Spanish, French, German is a plus (written and spoken)

5-8 years of financial experience, with in-depth functional expertize

Previous experience in managing financial shared services

SAP knowledge

Experience in managing projects driving performance improvements

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