AstraZeneca

Audit Clinical Finance Partner (Senior Analyst)

Recruiter
AstraZeneca
Location
Warsaw, Poland
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
21 Jul 2021
Closes
27 Jul 2021
Ref
R-109724
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Audit
You're a qualified finance professional with strong post-qualified experience in audit, reporting and systems. Now you're ready to join a large global company in a critical area of our business.

As part of a dynamic, global finance group, you'll advise and support audit, reporting and system topics. You will be a key figure within the Audit and Reporting Team supporting the auditors and Clinical & Collaboration Finance with regular financial information and guidance related to audit topics.

You will also drive efficiency and accuracy in the audit and reporting processes. You will need to work with our external auditors, internal audit teams, finance, IT and other teams in multiple global locations.

This role will give detailed exposure to our core business & provide an incredible learning ground & experience.

Accountabilities

Your main accountabilities will include:

Audit Management:
  • Ownership of the Clinical Finance accounting policy;
  • Management and effectiveness assurance of all Clinical & Collaboration Finance audit activities. This includes performing our SOX and FCF (Financial Controls Framework) controls and leading and coordinating all audit activities across Clinical & Collaboration Finance;
  • First and main point of contact for external auditors, R&D Financial Controller and internal audit teams;
  • Ownership of the communication between AstraZeneca and external auditors
  • Ownership of all audit documentation and processes;


Reporting and Analysis
  • Balance sheet reconciliation ownership. Review and approve account balances.
  • Participation in local CFO calls;
  • Balance sheet reporting and analysis;
  • Ad-hoc P&L analysis and project budget;
  • Continuous optimization of audit structure, mechanisms and processes;


System Support
  • Support activities related to the management of the ACCORD Clinical Trial Accounting System;
  • Responsible for overall management of ACCORD system & the ACCORD helpdesk email inbox
  • Support for the interfaces with other Finance systems (including SAP and SAP BO);
  • Work with ACCORD IT technical support team to solve issues within the systems portfolio


Personal Characteristics
  • Proactive & take the initiative
  • Build strong, trusting relationships
  • Ability to put yourself in others' shoes
  • Team player
  • See the bigger picture beyond just your role
  • Attention to detail


Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential
  • Qualified finance professional
  • Strong financial tools technical expertise
  • Advanced Excel and financial modelling skills
  • Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills, including oral & written English


Desirable
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team & liaising with senior managers and external audit teams
  • Use of / exposure to general office & financial systems, e.g. SAP, Business Objects
  • Experience of working in a global organisation
  • VBA, Power Query, Power Pivot, Power BI, MS Access


Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal
  • R&D Global Financial Controller
  • Head of Clinical & Collaboration Finance
  • Clinical and Collaboration Finance team
  • Internal Audit Teams
  • IT teams


External
  • Auditors


Our Offer

Welcome to Warsaw Site, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities, it's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day.

To help you maintain your best self, here's a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you:

• gym access,

• after-work events,

• lunch & learns,

• bright and spacious environment,

• sustainable office working environment,

• networking events.

Additionally, we`re happy to offer wide and various benefits package, including yearly bonus, multisport card, even up to 5 days of additional holidays, pension plan, private medical care, life insurance and a lot more...

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