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R2R Specialist Inventory Accounting - Mandarin Speaker

Job Description

18 ! The number of countries supported by FRA Operations Team that delivers financial reporting and accounting services, financial compliance and process expertise in the areas of Record to Report, Request to Pay, Travel and Expense and Treasury Cash Management. As part of the Novartis FRA Operations team, this is a new role waiting for you to make change happen.

Your Responsibilities:

The R2R Senior Specialist GL & Reporting 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. The Senior Specialist proactively drive knowledge sharing and learning discussions and provides guidance to Specialists in order to build capabilities and strengthen the Inventory Team. He or She will also contribute to special projects related to accounting and reporting in support of NGSC Finance Team as assigned.

  • 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
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
Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

  • Candidate must possess at least Bachelor's Degree in Accounting / Finance or equivalent.
  • Professional certification will be an added advantages.
  • Candidates must have at least 6 - 8 years of financial experience and strong in accounting standard
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization. Multiple country experience is preferable.
  • SAP knowledge is preferred
  • Experience of managing projects driving performance (e.g. ERP implementation).
  • Proficient in Mandarin Language and English as this role will require constant communication and dealings with our business partners and counterparts in the region
You'll receive:

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
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
Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here:

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