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Statutory Analyst (Arabic speaker)

Job Description

About the Novartis Global Service Center in Kuala Lumpur:

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC) in Kuala Lumpur delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is part of a globalized network of five NGSCs, which form a successful network of services minded associates partnering with the Novartis business around the world.

What makes NGSC special?
  • Attractive office location
  • Flexible time management
  • Truly multinational and dynamic organization
  • Multicultural environment and cross-functional hub location
Benefits of Working for Novartis
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Strong work/life balance, flexible working hours
  • Life and Medical insurance scheme
  • Career Advancement & Competency Development
  • Rewards & Recognition
Job Purpose:

The R2R Senior Specialist manages the GL Accounting and Reporting, enabling the execution of quality services. This role supports having systems, documentation, compliance and reporting in place and supports continuous improvement projects to provide highly effective and efficient end-to-end processes to the Novartis divisions.

Key Responsibilities

Service Delivery

Service Delivery
  • Operational oversight to provide services at expected levels with a clear customer focus, including handling the exceptions. Provides functional guidance to the team members. Interacts proactively within FSC and with Divisions to ensure accurate accounting, and financial reporting. Resolve all escalated issues and disputes.
  • Collaborates with key external stakeholders, including regulatory authorities / auditors
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for related policies and processes
  • Actively initiate and participate in system improvements to sustain a highly effective and efficient process, and realize cost reduction opportunities including areas to standardize processes to optimize investments made in global ERP/SAP systems and financial services
  • Support the measurement and delivery of service levels in line with defined SLA / KPI targets
  • Proactively challenge the Status Quo, making fact based recommendations
Manage day-to-day activities:

GL Accounting
  • Maintenance of General Ledger master data, review manual journal entries, manage balance sheet account reconciliations process of all balance sheet accounts, ensure proper accounting of financial transactions, accounting specific questions are well addressed and solved (with escalations to Technical Accounting if required), actively review accounts, perform variance analysis and manage period-end closing and reporting in accordance with local laws and Novartis required standards
  • Act as super user for SAP and accounting (accruals, depreciation, period lock), ensure that figures reported are correct and ensure close collaboration with key stakeholders, support BPA and FSC in technical and appliance questions, ensure proper master data maintenance, supervise for master data maintenance and proactively challenge the Status Quo, making fact based recommendations while working closely with ERP Support
This Job Offers:
  • Regional scope of responsibility
  • Opportunity to become a cultural ambassador
  • Ownership of processes, driving standardization and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Opportunity to become a Regional Topic Expert and trainer
  • Participation on regional and global projects
  • Cross-functional development opportunities
Why consider Novartis?:

750 million. That's how many lives our products touch. 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.

Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Minimum requirements

  • Candidate must possess at least Bachelor's Degree in Accounting / Finance or equivalent.
  • Professional certification will be an added advantages.
  • Candidates must possess at least 6 - 8 years of financial experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization
  • Previous experience in managing Financial Services
  • SAP knowledge
  • Experience of participating projects driving performance (e.g. ERP implementation)
  • Proficient in Arabic and English as this role will require constant communication and dealings with our business partners and counterparts in the region
Functional Area

Audit & Finance



Business Unit


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