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Associate Manager - Financial Controls & Compliance

Company : Novo Nordisk

Location : Princeton, NJ

Created : 2023-03-11

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

About the Department At Novo Nordisk, our Strategy, Finance, and Operations team works to provide strategic direction to the company, ensuring that everything we do is viable and built to last. Overseeing and safeguarding Novo Nordisk's short and long-term planning, the Strategy, Finance and Operations team works closely with the business across the organization to develop strategies and business plans, monitor industry trends, and provide operating recommendations. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, provide commercial insights & analytics, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential? The Position The Associate Manager of Financial Controls and Compliance ("the Associate Manager'') is to independently manage the Novo Nordisk Inc.'s ("NNI" or "the Company") financial control environment program including Sarbanes Oxley (Sarbox) requirements. This includes maintaining and enhancing the Company's financial control framework by providing support, guidance, clear and concrete recommendations to line of business to design, maintain and test financial controls. The individual is responsible for ensuring compliance with all aspects of the regulatory standards relative to Sarbox with a focus on efficiency and simplicity without compromising operational effectiveness. As part of managing the financial control environment program, the Associate Manager will also assist in assessing the Company's fraud risk environment on an annual basis, determine areas susceptible to misappropriation of assets, and assist line of business in design of controls to mitigate the fraud risk. Relationships This position reports to the Director of Accounting and Financial Compliance. The Associate Manager interacts with line of business across various business functions including IT, Group Internal Audit (GIA), Corporate HQ and external auditors (Deloitte). Essential Functions * Maintain and enhance the on-going financial compliance program including Sarbox and Fraud Risk Management. Partner with line of business and process owners to ensure appropriate maintenance and updating of documentation as needed, including evaluation of the impact of new business initiatives, significant process changes and Information Technology (IT) systems * Recommend practical and executable enhancements to improve the overall financial control environment and act as a liaison with key stakeholders to support the Sarbox program and ensure internal controls are functioning effectively * Coordinate and drive the execution of Sarbox reviews/audits by Group Internal Audit and external auditors including evaluation of control deficiencies, development of implementation plans and timely execution of those implementation plans * Lead the process owners' Sarbox documentation effort to verify alignment of identified risks to Sarbox controls, maintain/adjust new/existing controls * Provide support to process owners to improve Sarbox documentation including Internal Control Questionnaires (ICQ) and Risk & Materiality (R&M) documents. Reviews Request for Change's (RFC's) and/or SIA (System Impact Assessment) for Sarbox/financially critical systems. This includes but not limited to documentation of Sarbox assessment, design of controls, and preparation/review of test scripts to ensure proposed controls mitigate Sarbox risks * Conduct and lead the evaluation and testing of the effectiveness of internal controls surrounding prevention/detection of fraud * Assist Director of Accounting with audits of suppliers, with focus on internal controls, general process/efficiency recommendations, or compliance with contract terms * Contribute through preparation and execution of test plans and communication of findings to senior management. Perform SAP annual critical access and Segregation of Duties review of key financial systems, working with relevant department managers. Verify access is properly segregated or mitigating controls exist Physical Requirements 0-10% overnight travel required. Qualifications * A Bachelor's degree required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is required or is working towards completion in the next 6 months. Specified degree in finance, accounting or other business-related area is preferred * 5+ years of relevant experience in internal auditing or public accounting. Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred * Action oriented with a "do what it takes" mindset and positive attitude * Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders with a commitment to quality and customer focus mindset * Ability to lead a project in the development and implementation of processes and programs * Adept at identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement * Ability to utilize knowledge of the project management cycle, including stakeholder analysis, change management, execution and analysis to ensure the successful completion of projects * Manage ambiguity and learn quickly when facing new challenges * Maintain an open mind and explore new options to resolve matters in an effective and efficient manner * Excellent verbal and written communication both in informal and presentation setting * Previous exposure to large ERP financial systems and environment is required, SAP experience a plus * Strong skills in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we're life changing. Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation. If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.