AP Specialist, Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic
The AP Specialist supports the NGSC R2P Accounts Payable team. She / he enables and supports the execution of quality services for the Novartis Group entities, having the oversight of end-
to-end processes for a given scope and by providing operational guidance to the team acting as a knowledgeable partner and possibly acting as a team lead deputy.
She / he acts as an SME hands on in the processing of invoices, resolution of unprocessed items, team knowledge and delivery quality.
She / he proactively participates in initiatives aimed at improving operational deliverables, scope harmonization and continuous improvement.
Your Responsibilities :
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to :
Processes accurately PO and non-PO invoices, Credit Notes and Down-Payments for vendors / suppliers within deadlines by priority, enabling cash discount potentials and ensuring payment terms.
Timely resolution of parked / unprocessed invoices to enable timely execution of payment runs
Performs month-end close activities timely including internal controls and balance sheet reconciliations
Interacts proactively with all functional areas of the NGSC to ensure appropriate accounting and financial reporting
Engages with proactivity on designated transitions of scope from and to the NGSC R2P
Supports Continuous Improvement and Harmonization of transitioned activities with aim on best practices and efficiency increase
Supports the IP Manager / team lead in the workload distribution and absorption, acting as a coach to junior associates and other R2P / FRA teams.
Develops expertise over the scope assigned with high intellectual curiosity
Proposes and supports the creation of high performing teams with focus on quality
Has high sense of ownership and accountability
You’ll receive :
Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to max 3% of your gross monthly basic salary; Risk Life Insurance and insurance in case of long term sickness;
5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report;
Cafeteria employee benefit program choice of benefits from Edenred CZ in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 80 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company);
Public Transportation allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services : https : / / www.novartis.cz /
Why consider Novartis?
927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this : how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment.
Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
What you’ll bring to the role :
Bachelor / Msc degree (college courses in accounting preferred)
English / Other EU (written and spoken)
2+ years of experience in similar position in a Shared Service Center environment
Experience / exposure to process improvement and transitions
In-depth knowledge of R2P / P2P processes and system solutions (e.g. Invoice processing)
Stress resistant, self-driven, curious and agile
Fast learner with collaborative mindset
Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization
Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable
SAP knowledge required (FI / MM)
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.