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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Job reference: R-056813
Posted date: Jul. 29, 2019

A new operating model is being established for AZ Finance, which includes the establishment of a new organisation, Integrated Finance Solutions. IFS will provide services for FP&A, Record to Report, Tax and Treasury to customers in Commercial (Asia Pacific), Science, Operations & Enabling Functions, Tax, Treasury and Group Finance.

IFS services will be delivered from 3 regional service centres in EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas, with a small central management team in the UK. Altogether, IFS Global Service will have a combined team of approx. 250 roles.

Your primary focus will be on Statutory reporting, Balance Sheet Governance, Direct and Indirect tax support, Cash Agenda, Transfer Pricing and Financial Control Framework. You will be working on one or more markets and interact with other Finance colleagues including Cluster CFOs, Country Business Partners and MC Controller.

You will be working in a team of 5-10 analysts to perform financial, control & accounting processes, as well as working on external regulatory submissions working closely with Marketing Company on a regular basis, and to develop and improve those same processes over time.

Experience of Controlling/General Accounting or Tax/Treasury work is required for these roles

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for month end close process, ensuring timely & accurate delivery of financial information to stakeholders
  • Ensure strong control environment across region – FCF (Financial Control Framework)
  • Balance Sheet Governance – Ensure Healthy position of BS is a priority for this role within IFS
  • Business Partnering with Marketing Company & GFO (Global Finance Operations)
  • Support Cash Generation initiatives
  • Global Projects – When is required, support initiatives and ensure successful implementation
  • Direct & Indirect Taxes – Support MC & Tax Consultants providing financial information required to comply with Local Tax requirements / liabilities
  • Transfer Pricing –providing timely and accurate information regarding New TP and Annual Revisions.
  • Statutory reporting - Work with external partner to ensure timely and accurate submission of local statutory reporting to relevant authorities

Other role requirements

  • Assist in better business decisions by provision of financial expertise and insightful analysis to all ad hoc queries in line with SLA
  • Ensure corporate governance standards are met, taking accountability for effective operation of relevant financial reporting controls
  • Identify opportunities for standardisation and simplification across the process area on a continual basis

Essential criteria

  • The role holder will be a qualified finance professional or equivalent, with 2-4+ years General Accounting / Controlling experience
  • English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management
  • Experience of change management and building engagement
  • Sound understanding of the finance processes in the scope of IFS Global Services
  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
  • SAP
  • Results Oriented

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in a customer orientated organization
  • Knowledge of Pharma Industry
  • Cross-boundary experience, including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation

Internal and External Contacts/Customers

  • Cluster CFOs and Country Business Partners
  • Finance Leads in IFS
  • Group Finance
  • Other AZ Finance functions, including Back-office Finance teams

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.

Finance Analyst (Controlling)

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