Ass. Director Risk Assurance CEE & Austria Job
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MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-
year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
MSD’s Financial division helps plan and analyze the resources that allow us to continue advancing medical innovation around the world.
This team of attentive, exacting individuals prepares and organizes financial assets in order to drive MSD’s momentum towards providing the world with an evolving, diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products that fuel global wellness.
The Associate Director Risk Assurance (Financial Controls & Compliance) reports directly to the Finance Lead CEE.
He / she works closely with the Accounting leads and Business Practice Managers in the individual markets.
The Associate Director Risk Assurance will support the CEE markets (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine) as well as Austria.
The Associate Director Risk Assurance will be responsible for analyzing company processes based on financial risks. He / she will implement, review and monitor adequate financial controls to ensure mitigation of identified financial compliance risks.
Besides the above, the Associate Director Risk Assurance will be responsible for keeping the Accounting leads in the different markets up to date on new Finance policies and coordinates Archer and the Financial Control Questionnaire (for the CEE markets).
Review, advise and implement adequate control measures to address and mitigate financial risks for all entities within AH and HH
Liaise with the Accounting leads of all markets to build a stronger control environment and create consistency across the markets
Be the Financial Control and Compliance contact person for all teams in the markets, including for the Business Practices Manager
Support and cooperate with MCAAS to ensure smooth internal audits and in time closure of audit findings
Advise, coach and train business partners regarding financial compliance related topics (business integrity assurance)
Manage the quarterly Financial Control Questionnaire process for CEE
Coordinate and oversee Archer updates
Be the contact person for all HQ financial control matters
Timely inform and train the Finance community about the latest Finance Policies, ensure consistent implementation across the markets
Be the liaison between corporate accounting standards group and local market teams
Be the liaison between markets and BSC to ensure process adherence and process improvements
Data privacy topics in coordination with Business Practices managers and data stewards in the markets
Monitor working capital & support working capital improvements
Support of PULSE
Support of special projects
Drive on-going 3rd party margin analysis, fair value assessment and proper revenue recognition in Alliance management (where applicable)
Back-up for country accounting leads
Expertise Required / Core Competences
Master or Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting and at least 8 years of demonstrated experience in a financial control & compliance related role and / or in Accounting / Internal Audit
Language Requirements : English fluent, Fluent in any of the language of supported countries a plus (German, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian, Ukrainian)
Knowledge of Corporate Governance regulations / audit methodology and internal controls
Interest in international finance environment
Committed to travel (low to medium frequency)
Outstanding analytical skills
Highly skills in working with excel / automated databases
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to work under tight deadlines and with changing priorities
Ability to build strong relationships within and across functions with ability to deal with senior management level
Innovative and strategic thinker with strong problem solving skills
Adheres to the highest standards of trustworthy and ethical behavior in all interactions and hold others to the same standards;
comply with all laws, policies and regulations; identify and address ethical issues without hesitation
Stakeholder focused, resilient and reliable person
Experience with SAP FI / CO modules is preferred
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.
At MSD, we’re inventing for life.