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Novartis AG

We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest ideas and work in our company. Read More

Address      International AG CH-4002 Basel Switzerland.
Website      www.novartis.com/
Holding      No Holding Details

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Accounting Lead

The Accounting Lead provides direction for the function within the Swiss FSC and thereafter leading the primary liaison to the respective Swiss Divisional CFOs, BPA, BD&L and commercial business partners, having the oversight of all services provided from the FSC.

He/She is ensuring accurate reporting of financial information to all users of information in accordance to Statutory, Novartis Standards and policies.

This key leadership role position has the critical responsibility in providing the thought leadership to drive improvements and being accountable for superior customer services guaranteeing a smooth relationship between the teams.

This role is closely partnering with the other Services Leads Transition: Supporting the final sign-off on readiness assessment, knowledge transfer, critical deliverables

- Operational oversight to provide services at expected levels with a clear customer focus, including handling the exceptions

- Manage client satisfaction assessment and follow-up process

- Provide functional guidance from an accounting perspective for business transactions.

- Interact proactively within FSC and Divisions to ensure accurate accounting, and financial reporting. Resolve all escalated issues and disputes

- Serves as a SME for related policies and processes, supports productivity objectives and continuous improvement, process changes and leading practices to have an efficient and effective process

- Drive/monitor improvements to sustain a highly effective/efficient accounting & reporting process

- Manage service demand/consumption

- Support local entities in preparing budget for FSC relevant services

- Identify, track, resolve escalated FSC & business issues

- Prepares Accounting Papers

- Advises the business with projects providing accounting guidance

- Pro-actively collaborates between the different groups of the FSC & his held accountable for providing quality services

- Analyses of accounting data & applies plausibility check

- Accountability for period end closing

- Role model a leadership style which is inclusive, proactive, respectful, & results driven

- Manage a diverse team to deliver a high-performing organization & drive improvements/standard solutions

- Sponsors new initiatives which will drive FSC productivity & efficiency


- Ensure all processes, policies, procedures are clearly defined, fully documented, in line with Novartis standards & consistent with best practices as well as aligned with the Global Blueprint

- Ensure compliance with NAM, NFCM & regulatory requirements; implementation in internal guidelines

- Ensure application of agreed Novartis control procedures & actively support to deliver SOX certification

- Promote a strong & control environment, follow up on audit issues & implement correcting measures
Minimum requirements    - University level degree in Business Administration/ Economics/Finance or Chartered Accountant / MBA desirable

- Lean/ Six Sigma Certified preferred

German / English; French preferred

- 10+ years of Financial experience, with in-depth functional expertize

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization

- Previous experience in auditing, managing quality for shared services or consultancy a plus

- SAP knowledge - Track record of successfully managed projects driving performance (e.g. ERP implementation)

- Profound people skills, leadership exposure

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