769 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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?
Job Purpose: Interprets and administers policies, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant Novartis Financial Control Manual (NFCM) requirements according the NFCM schedule, including internal and external regulations (e.g. SOX requirements) for organization.
A key business partner to the functional management and provide ongoing training to all relevant employees regarding their roles in SOX compliance. Support global finance process improvement initiatives, sharing leading practices.
Major Accountabilities Manage unit's annual SOX 404 and NFCM compliance function. * Ensure all necessary controls required by NFCM (Novartis Financial Control Manual) are identified, implemented, tested if required and remediated to ensure compliance for the annual attestation by CFO and CEO. * Ensures all other required compliance activities (e.g., internal and external audit) are satisfied * Report on the adequacy of financial controls, including documentation, testing and remediation and monitor status in case of remediation / gaps * Recommend and support implementation of control enhancements where needed * Assess change impacts, including new technologies, to business processes and whether control changes are needed Liaise with internal and external partners (e.g., internal and external auditor) regarding financial control and compliance related matters. * Coordinate with internal and external auditors and business partners on providing necessary information for their audit / review procedures * Monitor audit recommendation implementation by Management and provide assistance if necessary, inform management timely * Control owners from various organization Other roles and responsibilities * Regular performance metrics reporting as required * Raise awareness and provide necessary training of risks, internal control skills and requirement changes * Drive business process / control improvement through automation /operational efficiency/ cost savings as requested by management