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Job Summary :
Novartis is currently searching for a Senior BPA Novartis Business Services to join the Finance team in Prague.
Job Purpose :
Provides business planning and analysis support, including but not limited to : month-end closing, management reporting, budget and latest estimates, forecasting, value-
based performance management for NBS.
Key Responsibilities : Business Partnering
Partners effectively on different dimensions (local, global, within NBS, across divisions as well external stakeholders)
Drives cost transparency and ensures good understanding of key cost drivers
Evaluates risks & opportunities, proactively communicates and makes recommendations for mitigation. Follows up and drives issue resolutions -
Ensures business partners understand the financial processes and follow internal guidelines / SOPs
Generates ad hoc financial analysis to support business decisions Planning & Reporting
Drives the planning process StratPlan / Budget / LF for Costs, FTEs and Services (Qs) for the area or responsibility
Drives optimal resource allocation between Business, Customers and 3rd party providers in collaboration with key stakeholders
Supports and challenges organization to achieve stretched targets.
Provides timely, accurate and meaningful financial management reporting on operation and project costs
Customizes reporting tools in response to customer needs, drives standardization and automation
Decision support for Investments / Projects
Works in close collaboration with the Country / Region Finance and Business and provides financial expertise for evaluation and execution / tracking of Investments / Projects
Supports / provides a standardized Investment / Project approval process and ensures adherence to Novartis Accounting Manual and other guidelines.
Leads projects to improve processes and to drive innovation for the area of responsibility
Productivity & Offshoring and KPI Tracking / Benchmarking
Identifies cost savings and productivity opportunities
Drives the Offshoring / Outsourcing Strategy and works closely with sourcing function to maximise productivity Accounting / Compliance
Ensures good accounting and practices in line with Novartis Accounting Manual (NAM)
Applies standard accounting concepts and techniques
Takes responsibility for specific functional reporting set up in FCRS
Identifies root cause of problems and recommends controls or processes for improvement.
Provides support and guidance to other finance colleagues
Indirectly leads the activities from a functional prospective across the Novartis Global Service Centers (Prague, Dublin, Mexico, Kuala Lumpur, Hyderabad) for the area of responsibility
Takes the lead for the area of responsibility in providing guidance and decision making support for the organization
Shares and drives best practices and knowhow
About us :
Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC) in Prague :
The Center, one of 5 around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis worldwide. We have highly qualified teams in areas such as scientific and commercial services (known as Product Lifecycle Services), IT, Human Resources, Financial Reporting & Accounting, Procurement, Real Estate and Facility Services, Legal & Compliance, Finance and Communications.
Here’s some of the reasons we think you should join us :
A job with a purpose. At Novartis, we all contribute to our mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives.
A wealth of opportunities for career progression and working with best-in-class professionals.
A diverse team that reflects the rich diversity of our markets. Over 55 nationalities speaking with 30+ languages, all generations, and more than 44% of female.
Our modern and newly designed workplace is a pleasant place that reflects the need for flexible ways of working in order to bring new ideas to life.
We live by our values; we cherish not only what we do but also how we do it. .
Diversity & Inclusion mind-set. We aspire to move beyond stereotypes and bias to bring differences together, so we can see the world through the eyes of our patients and customers.
Our comprehensive compensation package includes :
Annual performance-based bonus;
Employee recognition scheme;
A benefits scheme above local legislation standards including pension and risk-life insurance, benefit package for health, education, culture and sport activities;
Healthcare program that offers easy access to comprehensive health care;
Variety of medical check-ups or consultations on-site;
An Employee Assistance Program;
25 days annual leave, 4 days paid sick leave and Christmas holiday;
Public transport allowance;
Flexible working arrangements including Home Office;
Support for a healthy lifestyle through the daily offering of fruit & vegetables.
We are looking forward to talking to you and sharing more about our broad range of opportunities.
The ideal candidate will have :
University Degree (Bachelor or higher) in Finance & Accounting or similar business degree
Fluent English, 2nd language desirable
At least 5 years of finance experience in Controlling / Business Planning & Analysis and Financial Reporting & Accounting
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.