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Financial Accountant

  • Warszawa, mazowieckie
  • Specjalista
  • 15.10.2018

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    We are currently searching for candidates for the position of:

    Financial Accountant

    Location: Warsaw

     

    Job Description / Capsule

    AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

    Global Finance Operations (GFO) was formed in Q1 2016 through the merger of Global Finance Services and Cash Generation.  GFO is at the heart of the Finance function - accountable to the AstraZeneca (AZ) Group for the design and delivery of high quality, simple to operate transactional finance processes that enable our customers to focus on AZ’s strategic priorities. 

    Our processes cover record to report, purchase to pay, contract to cash and data management and we drive AZ’s cash focus through disciplined management of supplier and customer payment terms and practices. GFO provides P2P/T&E process helpdesk services to internal AZ and external end users, including training support to internal AZ users.

    GFO operates globally through a combination of in-house captive and offshored business process outsourcing (BPO). The BPO element has been provided in partnership with our service provider partner Genpact since 2008. At the end of 2015, GFO comprised of approximately 680 roles in total (approximately 450 in the BPO).

    AZ Finance is embarking on an ambitious, broad ranging, multi-year transformation programme, called Finance Transformation (FT). Through 2016/2017, FT plans for transactional process and technology improvements that will underpin the next wave of GFO transformation and a step change in service effectiveness and efficiency.

    As the successful role holder you will report into the R2R EMEA organisation. The EMEA region covers 35+ MC’s and hubs covering all SET areas. You will work closely with the Genpact teams to deliver the service to the Italian market working collaboratively to deliver our shared objectives around quality and efficiency. You will play a crucial role in issue resolution, root cause analysis and continuous improvement.

    Typical Accountabilities

    As the Financial Accountant you will be responsible for the accurate and timely production of the financial reporting of the monthly, quarterly and year end position compliant with IFRS.

    Your key responsibilities will include:

    • Stakeholder partnering with internal AZ customers. You will ensure the quality of business relationship and will drive resolution of problems and issues.
    • Single point of contact for the market on R2R service delivery.
    • Work in alignment with Genpact team based in Delhi who process market related transactions including journals, fixed assets, P2P and C2C processes. Ensure good governance and engagement with the team to ensure activities are done to time and quality
    • Prepare and process accounting documents & transactions, including among others journal entries, reconciliations, reporting packs etc.
    • Ensure accurate and timely submission for financial reporting including all accruals, prepayments etc.
    • Responsible for ensuring timely close of Sub ledger and General Ledger, ensuring accurate reporting through to group consolidation.
    • Sign off of Group numbers on agreed frequency, after completing all internal and external reviews with Market as applicable (All reconciliations in scope)
    • Ensure that Balance Sheet and Intercompany Recs produced by the Genpact team are to time and to quality, complying with the AZ policies. Work/Collaborate with IT Solutions to identify and report/Fix IT issues across AZ Landscape
    • Participate in Ops Review’s/Service review meetings and discussions to drive RCA” an Actions
    • Work/Collaborate with different teams/business to review entries/transactions posted by team to ensure accuracy. Analyzes the accounting entries, identify and resolve issues where necessary under minimum supervision.
    • Carry out all reporting requirements accurately and within specified timescales. Collects and consolidate monthly/Quarterly and Annual reports as required, highlight and rectify any identified anomalies.
    • Contribute to development/changes in systems and process improvement initiatives as outlined in Group Scorecard. This includes preparing and updating process documentation.
    • Propose and implement process improvement initiatives to day to day operations
    • Work collaboratively with internal customers and stakeholders/Audit team.
    • Support in activities to enhance the effectiveness of the team delivery across board. Provide technical guidance or coaching and allocating work to others.
    • Ensure compliance to key controls as identified in the FCF/SOX documentation.
    • Support to review the KPI and Other Performance metrics related to RTR function and provide commentaries where required.
    • To review, agree and interpret the accounting requirements for the accounting issues / major transactions impacting the accounts. Providing detailed guidance to other Finance staff across the GFO EMEA combined organisation, This may include the accounting for complex transactions such as licensing/royalty deals, acquisitions, some tax and pension calculations, etc.
    • To provide support necessary to manage changes to business systems and processes which are either market driven, identified by outsourced partner or internally identified.

    Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Essential

    • Energetic, proactive and self motivated qualified finance professional with the capability to build strong internal and external relationships with stakeholders.
    • Good working knowledge of SAP and excellent Microsoft skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of IFRS
    • Experience of reporting for Group consolidations in a large group or shared service centre using a major ERP system and a consolidation toolkit such as Hyperion.
    • Previous experience of financial reporting for a large market within a group
    • Ability to deliver through a matrix organization to remote stakeholders
    • Ability to remain objective & independent whilst under pressure
    • End to End R2R process expertise

    Desirable

    • Industry specific knowledge
    • Experience in working in a customer focused organization
    • Demonstrated ability to drive Continuous Improvement
    • Functional knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma


    If you would like to apply for the above position, please send your application documents (actual curriculum vitae) in English.

    Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie przez ogłoszeniodawcę moich danych osobowych, zawartych w mojej ofercie pracy, dla potrzeb niezbędnych do realizacji procesu rekrutacji zgodnie z ustawą z dnia 29 sierpnia 1997 r. o ochronie danych osobowych (t.j. Dz. U. z 2016 r., poz. 922). Jednocześnie wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie przez ogłoszeniodawcę moich danych osobowych na potrzeby przyszłych rekrutacji.