AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Financial Control Assurance Manager - Partnering GFO in Warsaw, Poland

Financial Controls & Compliance Group (FCCG), a part of the Group Controllers Function, is an established team that plays a critical role in AstraZeneca’s overall approach to financial risk management, governance and control. This role offers an exceptional opportunity:

  • For direct exposure to a wide range of AstraZeneca Finance, Compliance and IT management across the organisation

  • To develop an unrivalled understanding of Finance transactional processes and organisation

  • To maintain strong external links to Audit and Advisory firms, peer companies and other relevant third parties in this field

You will work as a member of the team supporting, Finance and other Business leaders providing thought leadership and operational excellence in driving the Financial Control Approach across AstraZeneca and relevant third party providers as required.

You will bring outstanding communication (written and verbal), strong financial control and technical knowledge (including SOx requirements/regulations) along with great influencing skills. You will also bring rigorous thinking and execution capabilities combined with pragmatism and an ability to simplify complex ideas and activities We are looking for a highly motivated self starter, great team and enterprise player with the potential to progress in the organisation.

Candidate Focus & Challenge

Global Financial Operations (GFO) Assurance FCCG Lead

  • You will build and maintain strong working relationships, process, systems and organisational/governance understanding of this significant area of the AstraZeneca business.

  • You will be responsible for driving a successful financial control assurance programme for both BAU, project and transformation activities including the SOx and FCF programmes and other financial control/ compliance related requirements

  • You will work closely with ‘local’ process and assurance resources to:

    - support end-to-end process thinking and controls optimisation. - deliver appropriate controls/assurance training programmes across the ‘region’

Finance Process Assurance FCCG Advisor

+ Record to Report

+ Purchase to Pay

  • Sales Order to Cash

  • Capex

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Qualified or part qualified finance professional

  • Strong knowledge of SAP

  • External or AZ experience of Financial Controls / assurance requirements

Desirable

  • Working across difference geographies and cultures

  • Working with senior finance management

Key internal relationships

FC&CG team members, VP Controllers, Finance Leadership Team, GFO Leadership, IAS, Process Owners and Compliance/Assurance Staff.

Key external Relationships

External Auditor (PWC Group, Delhi and KL) Senior Managers and external third parties supporting controls testing for SOx or FCF audits.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.