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Novartis AG

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Address      International AG CH-4002 Basel Switzerland.
Website      www.novartis.com/
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Manager GASS

Job Description    - Drive the implementation of the agreed deliverables related to GASS (Global Account Standardized Structures) for Financial and Management Reporting work stream across Novartis Group, in coordination with the Finance Transformation Program team.

- Embed a continuous improvement mindset, while maintaining a key focus on value creation, processes, data and systems optimization.

- Implement, update and improve the Global Account Standardized Structure at Group, Divisional, Regional and country levels

- Implement, update and improve the list of accounts and account description in line with Group standards and in close coordination with the “GASS Expert Panel team”

- Conduct cross-divisional country mapping & statutory accounting workshops.

- Identify the gaps to GASS and develop the remediation plan for the required changes (in line with Group standards), together with the other workstreams when applicable and update the GASS documentation/manual accordingly

- Develop and drive the convergence and implementation of the necessary changes to systems, process master data and governance structures to deliver the defined Global Account Standardized Structure.

- Coordinate and conduct workshops/visits to country, regional and Divisional finance teams as part of the change management process.

- Support, assess and ensure that any ERP/SAP systems rollout is compliant with GASS, and that retrofit to existing systems is properly done when appropriate.

- Work closely with other Finance Transformation Program workstreams, Group and Divisional Finance to ensure alignment and proper integration of planned changes in processes, data and systems, where there are interdependencies to GASS.

- Identify areas of opportunities for process harmonization and standardization of processes linked to GASS, to better optimize the investments made in the global ERP/SAP systems and the FSCs

- Work with Group, Division and country teams to identify the needs of each layer/level of the organization, defining/identifying the master data and system configuration requirements to deliver GASS.

- Participate in the design and implementation of a master data management tool to manage the GASS change request process

- Ensure timely updates, publication and communication of the Global Account Standardized Structures on appropriate platforms
Minimum requirements    - University level degree in Business Administration/Economics/Finance

- Chartered Accountant highly desirable

- Multi-national company experience in Finance across the functional areas of accounting, controls and performance management.

- Circa 10 years total experience required.

- Country (operational) finance, reporting and SAP (FI/CO) experience highly desirable.

- Experience in SAP implementations, auditing and consultant experience is a plus.

- Excellent English spoken and written

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